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Coveted Gemstones: Emeralds
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Emeralds have been widely sought after for thousands of years. The oldest ones were discovered in South Africa, estimated to be nearly 3 billion years old. Few people know that wars were fought over these stones – in fact, entire empires were forged over emeralds. Cleopatra famously expressed her love for the captivating green stone, […]