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Gem Focus - Feb 2019

Posted on February 5, 2019 by The Gemworld Staff

Amethyst: The Royal Purple Famous American gemologist G.F. Kunz has written in his book, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, “while the special and traditional virtue of the amethyst was the cure of drunkenness, many other…

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