A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli) or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber or jet) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gems ...more

The Book Thief
The Little Prince
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
All the Light We Cannot See
To Kill a Mockingbird
Pride and Prejudice
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Brave New World
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The Fault in Our Stars
Of Mice and Men
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One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.
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Charlotte Brontë
I was for a while troubled with the haunting fear that if I handled the flower freely its bloom would fade—the sweet charm of freshness would leave it. I did not know then that it was no transitory blossom, but rather the radiant resemblance of one, cut in an indestructible gem.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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