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galiena at juno.com galiena at juno.com
Tue Mar 24 18:39:27 PST 1998


Joanna: I also understand that the amethyst was used to prevent
drunkenness while worn. Hmmmmm. I wonder if that is why so many of  our
friends wear purple? Just a thought. Galiena
On Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:17:02 -0600 knotwork at juno.com writes:
>Larkin,
>
>"Gem lore" would be a sort of show-and-tell of various precious and 
>semiprecious gemstones with their associated "stories" from medieval 
>times.  Examples would include that turquoise was worn mostly by men 
>and horses to insure sure-footedness and no falls.  Some gemstones 
>were ground and used for medicinal purposes,  while others had uses as 
>charms or talismans.  I continue to collect stories, and find this a 
>fascinating subject.
>
>Joanna
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