Difference between revisions of "Emerald"

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In [[ancient]] times and throughout the early [[Middle Ages]], the term '''emerald''' could mean any green gemstone. [[Pliny the Elder]] mentions 12 varieties of emerald; among them are:
 
In [[ancient]] times and throughout the early [[Middle Ages]], the term '''emerald''' could mean any green gemstone. [[Pliny the Elder]] mentions 12 varieties of emerald; among them are:
 
*malachite (the original "true" emerald)
 
*malachite (the original "true" emerald)
''aquamarine'', another variety of beryl)
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[[aquamarine]], another variety of beryl)
  
 
*chrysoprase (a type of ''chalcedony'', the color ranges from pale to apple green)
 
*chrysoprase (a type of ''chalcedony'', the color ranges from pale to apple green)

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