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Gemstones - Emerald  05 Feb 2007
Emerald - photo by Joe Orbitol
For more than four thousand years, the deep green of a flawless emerald has been treasured around the world as a symbol of immortality. The stone has been prized by the Egyptians, the Romans - Emperor Nero surveyed the gladiators through an emerald monocle - the Moguls of India, the Aztecs, and the crowned heads of Europe, among others. 

Claudia Hammond looks at emeralds with Jack Ogden from the Gemological Association of Great Britain and Victoria Finlay, author of Buried Treasure.
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