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== Symbols of Divine Order ==
 
== Symbols of Divine Order ==
  
 
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[[carbuncle]]s (rubies), [[sapphire]]s, and pearls. Other gems could include garnets and varieties of quartz, such as amethysts. Due to their extreme hardness and difficulty in cutting, [[diamond]]s are generally lacking prior to the '''Renaissance'''. One should note that in the early Middle Ages the use of glass gemstones was an accepted practice. Crown jewels could also be decorated in enamel, depicting scenes from the Bible, and portraits of apostles and saints.  
  
  

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