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Diamonds, rubies, and emeralds—the most treasured gems on earth. Each has unique qualities that require special conditions to form. Emeralds, prized for their color, are the most unlikely of all. Emerald is the clear green gem and a rare variety of the relatively rare mineral beryl. This fairly hard mineral is composed of four elements—beryllium, aluminum, silicon, and oxygen.
No other mineral has provoked so much wonder and strife. Of all earth’s commodities, gold was chosen from among earth’s minerals to represent God’s own glory. Its unique qualities and current location on the earth are no accident, influencing the history of nations.
To see the newest evidence for evolution—and what Darwinists rest their faith on—look no further than the local jewelry shop! Calling the beginning of life “[o]ne of the greatest mysteries in science,” LiveScience managing editor Robert Roy Britt looks at diamonds, which some scientists believe may hold the answer to that great mystery.
Discovery inside a diamond in the rough shows Jules Verne wasn’t that far off when he wrote about a hidden ocean in Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
No other mineral has provoked so much wonder and strife.
What unique forces brought emeralds to the earth’s surface for us to enjoy?
What’s one of the most sought-after commodities in human history—the only rock we eat because it’s so essential to life?
God’s Word gives these two stones special attention. Indeed, rubies and sapphires are mentioned more often than diamonds.
To see the newest evidence for evolution—and what Darwinists rest their faith on—look no further than the local jewelry shop!
The diamond may be more than a girl’s proverbial best friend—it may be an old-earther’s best friend, too, if a recent Nature report is accurate.
The Jack Hills region of Western Australia is home to diamonds “nearly as old as the Earth itself and considered the oldest terrestrial diamonds ever discovered,” according to a new study.
It was once thought that granitic magma was so viscous that it would take hundred of millions of years for granitic rocks to form.
Tiny diamond grains discovered in high-grade metamorphic rocks (gneisses) from south-western Norway may force geologists to rethink cherished ideas about the Earth’s continental crust and processes.
Today we admire and enjoy the beauty opals and opalized bones. But when we realize their formation resulted from catastrophic judgment, we worship God for His salvation in Christ at the cross.
Diamonds have been highly prized throughout history, being regarded as symbols of wealth and power.
In a dusty old wooden shed on a side street in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia, a bush scientist trying to discover the origin of opal has been able to ‘grow’ opal.
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