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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Marco Polo's Gemstones and Gold

Since time began, gemstones and gold.

Even in the Garden of Eden there were such riches:

And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. Genesis 2:12

The reason the Polo family traveled to faraway lands was to obtain wealth. Some of the gemstones they brought back to Venice included:

Rubies

Ruby in natural state

Rubies set in a bracelet

   
Natural ruby crystal


 
Turquoise

Turquoise is found in the United States and other countries

Marco Polo brought turquoise to Vienna from Iran

  
Tumbled/Polished Turquoise

Amythest

Cut Amethyst

Amethyst is quartz

    
Amethyst geode



How would you like to find such riches? Where in your part of the world do such riches lie?

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