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What are crystals?

Crystals are rocks and minerals in which the atoms or molecules were arranged in very regular patterns as the crystals were formed. Perhaps you think of a crystal as a beautiful gem.  You are partly right.  Diamonds and rubies are crystals. But no all crystals are gems.  Each grain of salt and sugar that you …

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How are diamonds cut into pieces?

To bring out the brilliance in a diamond, many little sides, or facets, must be cut and polished on it with other diamonds.  Most diamonds look like dull pieces of glass when they are taking from the ground.  Before they are used as jewels, diamonds are cut and polished. The cutting and the polishing has …

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