Re: A question of gems (fwd)
My friend with the rocks got back to me about Eastern European gems.
>Her address is corwynsca@....
> >> Ok, does anyone know if Russians used gems other than pearls on their
> >> clothing? If so, what were they, and how were they cut/carved? Were
> >> they cabachon cut, if so how would one attach them to cloth? Were
> >they beads and in what shape? Round? Oval? Carved?
> Ufda...ask me the hard ones...
> Yes, they did use gems other than pearls. Agate, some amethyst, rough
> diamonds, sapphires, rubies, evidence of *some* jade from the Orient
> trade, jet, emerald / beryl / chrysoberyl, garnet. Mostly cabbed,
> attached to clothing by metal pronged findings like you can find in
> stores today. Also beads, mostly roundish to flat oblongs. This is, of
> course, very sketchy info - I'm away from my books, and in a hurry, so it
> doesn't help much. Have anybody contact me for better info, and I'll get
> back to them when the holidays are over.
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