Details for Gem

Use for all precious or semi-precious gemstones, and organic gems such as coral, pearl and amber. Examples of gems include amethyst, garnet, rock crystal, carnelian and so on (but jet or shale items have their own term and shell should be entered as 'animal skeletal material'). Because this is a large catch-all category, it is essential to enter more information in the Description field.

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Linked data

British Museum URI: 110194

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