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Here are some gem facts.
There are five different shapes gems take. The most valuable gems are diamonds, emeralds, and rubies. Gems are formed in the mantle and brought to the surface by volcanic eruption. Minerals in stones or rocks do not form in a specific way when gems minerals are formed in a specific way caused by heat and pressure. Most gems have to be mined by hand or else the will be crushed to bits. When a miner finds a gem it is dull and boring. Then he gives it to a gem cutter who cuts them into a fancy design. There are five different ways to cut a gem. The two things that makes a gem valuable is how beautiful it is and how rare it is. Gems have bright and pure colors. Gems with dark marks or bubbles or both make a gem less valuable. One of the most famous diamonds is the hope diamond. A gem can only scrape one softer then itself. Diamonds are the hardest objects in the world. My last fact is that quarts is found all over the world in rainbow colors.
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Article posted November 8, 2010 at 02:16 PM •
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