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1) precious stone. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...precious stone, see gem....

2) stones, precious. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...stones, precious, see gem....

3) ruby. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sri Lanka and classified among the most valuable of gems. The Myanmarese stones are blood red, the most valued tint being the "pigeon's blood." The Thai stones are...

4) sapphire. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sapphires are found chiefly in Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar and also in Australia and in the United States (in Montana). The sapphires from Kashmir are...

5) treasure-trove. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English law, buried or concealed money or precious metals without any ascertainable owner. Such property belongs to the crown. The present practice in Great Britain...

6) algum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Temple of Solomon and in his palace, brought from Ophir and Lebanon. It is perhaps a red sandalwood....

7) cameo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The design, often a portrait head, is commonly cut in the light-colored vein, and the dark one is left as the background. Glass of two colors in layers may be cameo-cut;...

8) demonetization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The demonetization law stipulated that gold may not lawfully be used in domestic exchange, although it may be purchased for shipment abroad. Other instances of demonetization...

9) mercantilism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Western Europe, especially in Holland, France, and England. The period 1500-1800 was one of religious and commercial wars, and large revenues were needed to maintain...

10) Ophir. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Seaport or region from which the ships of Solomon brought fine gold in great quantity. Sandalwood, precious stones, ivory, apes, and peacocks were also part of the...

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