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A Stone Believed to Be Linked with Death
This is a mineral of mourning colour, which is actually a variety of smoky quartz. It was also believed to be a mystical stone.
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A Stone That Was Worshipped by Ancient Romans but Is Worth Nothing Today
This stone is a symbol of aristocracy and impeccable taste. A hundred years ago or so, people were risking their lives to get their hands on it. As a result, mineral-bearing marine animals were almost driven into extinction.
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A ’Bread Stone’
Until the early XX century, no one had known there were vast deposits of this mineral in Russia’s possession. Without this stone, the Kola Peninsula would probably remain a humanless and deserted territory
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A Stone Tank Armour Is Made Of
There are not many people who know this mineral exists. It is hardly known on the gem market as well, with a rare jeweller being able to tell it from a diamond. Each jewel with this stone is truly unique.
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A Stone Princess Diana Favoured the Most
This gemstone is a blue variety of beryl, which is particularly fancied by those of noble blood. Princess Diana is among them.
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A Stone Fortune-Tellers Can’t Do Without
This mineral is one of the most common ones on our planet, with its crystals weighing up to several dozens of tons and often being enormously large.
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A Stone to Save Heavy Drinkers
This stone is a real treasure for it can relieve symptoms of those suffering from hangover or alcohol intoxication.
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The Most Expensive Stone of the XX Century
A stone whose price never ceases to amaze is a true sensation of the last century. This treasure is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Its name even relates to the Nobel Prize in Physics.
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A Stone That Can Change Its Colour Right before Your Eyes
Collectors all across the globe are willingly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for some samples of this stone. And the fact the samples they buy may easily lose their attractiveness does not seem to stop them.
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A Stone That May Help to Recover from a Brain Stroke
While this stone can help in curing cancer or with recovery from a heart stroke, it can, on the opposite, prevent a person from resisting the mildest diseases.
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