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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We have recorded 73 examples.

Record: PUBLIC-6653F0
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Description: A post medieval or modern seal matrix. A r…
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Record: LON-0335F7
Object type: BEAD
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
Description: A faceted octagonal biconical garnet …
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Record: KENT-83AE48
Object type: PENDANT
Broadperiod: UNKNOWN
Description: An incomplete polished calcite pendant or …
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Record: HAMP-3A6132
Object type: GEMSTONE
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
Description: A garnet gemstone measuring 6 mm by 4.2 mm
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