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Re: A question of gems (fwd)

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  • Kate Jones
    Greetings! My friend with the rocks got back to me about Eastern European gems. ... Her address is corwynsca@juno.com. Kat ryna -- Kate Jones
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 1999
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      Greetings!

      My friend with the rocks got back to me about Eastern European gems.

      Carowyn sez:
      >
      > >> 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.

      Her address is corwynsca@....

      Kat'ryna
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