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Hematite - Known as "The Stone of the Mind" helps one to realize the only limitations which exist are self-limiting concepts within the mind. Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will courage.

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from Mail Online

Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone

All this from ONE stone: Jewellery from world's largest diamond goes on display at Buckingham Palace. The Cullinan Diamond, weighing 3,106 carats in its rough state, was first discovered in 1905 at a mine near Pretoria in South Africa It was originally thrown away as it was thought it to be too large to be a diamond Once recovered, it was presented to King Edward VII as a gift & cuts were used in the Crown Jewels Other cuts were used to make brooches, necklaces & earring.

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Tanzanite, one of December's birthstones, is relatively new to the colored stone galaxy. As the most common story of the tanzanite mining boom goes, in 1967 a Masai tribesman stumbled upon a cluster of highly transparent, intense blue crystals weathering out of the earth in Merelani, an area of northern Tanzania. He alerted a local fortune hunter named Manuel d’Souza, who quickly registered four mining claims.

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the ring of brodgar, orkney. Our tips for 25 fun things to do in Scotland: http://www.europealacarte.co.uk/blog/2010/12/30/things-scotland/

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Castle Rising Castle

Castle Rising in Norfolk is one of the most famous 12th Century castles in England. The stone keep, built in around 1140 AD, is amongst the finest surviving examples of its kind anywhere in the country...

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Amethyst is mentioned in the bible as one of the 12 stones that adorned the breast plate of high priest Aaron.

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from Tastes of Health

Calories- how many calories should I eat per day and why so few

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front garden wall painted white metal wrought iron rail and gate victorian mosaic tile path in black and white scottish pebbles York stone balham london (12)

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