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					By: Arianne,
Isabella, and
   Larissa
                         Gems Are…

1. a cut and polished precious stone or pearl fine
   enough for use in jewelry.
2. something likened to or prized as such a stone
   because of its beauty or worth: His painting was
   the gem of the collection.
3. a person held in great esteem or affection.

*http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gems
                  Blue Topaz
• The Blue Topaz was found in the year 1965
• Locations to find this gem are: Brazil, U.S., Sri
  Lanka (Ceylon), Myanmar (Burma), former
  USSR, Australia, Pakistan, Mexico, Tasmania,
  Japan, and Africa.
• The United States consumers buy more Topaz
  than other nation on earth.
• The Brazilian Princess is believed to be the
  largest cut Blue Topaz in the world.
                     Ruby
• Year unknown
• Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, India, Sri Lanka
  (Ceylon), Tanzania, Afghanistan, Australia,
  Brazil, Cambodia, Malagasy Republic, Malawi,
  Pakistan, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), United States
  (Montana, North Carolina).
• Rubies are the second hardest gemstone next
  to diamonds.
                 Diamond
• Billions of years ago
• Worldwide, most notable locations are
  Australia, Africa, Brazil, Russia, India and
  most recently, Northern Canada. Diamond is
  the birthstone for the month of April.
• A law in thirteenth-century France decreed
  that only the king could wear diamonds
                Conclusion
• www.gemselect.com

• www.gemhut.com

• http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gems

				
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