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« Reply #25 on: 13/01/2007 04:51:20 »
Interesting JimBob...still prefer my sapphies(sapphires)over diamonds...Very interesting....Do you know alot about gems?

No, just stuff that I learned because I had to answer questions after my father figured out rocks were cool (60-70's) and decided to learn to make (really crappy) jewelry. But that's OK, it is the thought that counts, isn't it?
 

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« Reply #26 on: 15/01/2007 01:16:12 »
I love stones....pretty fascinating info...I am curious if anyone knows this or not...they classify a pearl as a stone/gem....but it cannot be as it was processed by a little sea creature...does anyone know about how a gem or stone gets classified as such?
 

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« Reply #27 on: 15/01/2007 03:58:27 »
Perhaps it is because it starts out as a forien object a grain of sand that gets inside the clam. The clam in and effort to protect it self from the foriegn body surrounds it as a defense as it can't spit it out so it builds a wall around it to contain it and in the process forms this beautiful pearl. So maybe because it starts out as a mineral!! What do you think.. That's only a guess Though! I haven't a clue as to the real reason..LOL
« Last Edit: 15/01/2007 07:10:42 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #28 on: 15/01/2007 04:05:24 »
Ignorance. Science did not know how a pearl was made until relatively recently. Last 200 years. Then, old habits die hard.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 15/01/2007 05:02:24 »
LOL so true
 

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« Reply #30 on: 15/01/2007 05:15:08 »
Then why is it considered a stone or a gem?
 

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« Reply #31 on: 15/01/2007 06:57:13 »
Habit.

Because they were considered gems before there was sciences of crystalography or geology, perls were called gems and it stuck until today. 
 

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