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What's in a Name?

I was talking with some fellow jewelry makers last night and we don't agree on the name of a rock. We didn't agree on the pronunciation of another.  That's not uncommon. The conventions for naming rocks are a little vague, and are usually based on 1) who found it first, 2) where it was found, or 3) what color or pattern the rock displays.  Official names are pretty standard, but that doesn't keep those in the rock and jewelry trade from coming up with new names all the time - they do it to market the rocks.

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