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22nd Jan '17 10:36:35 AM Pinokio
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* In ''Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre'', when activating Dr. Wormageddon, the gems found underground are already cut and polished.
20th Jan '17 11:17:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.

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* In ''ThePhantomTollbooth'' ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' the Numbers Mine is of the ordinary sort. Carts of rough stone are being pushed around, and men are explicitly sitting at buffing wheels on site. The Mathemagician has to reach into their carts to get polished stones. The weird thing is; the residents of Digitopolis [[WorthlessYellowRocks consider diamonds, emeralds, etc. to be worthless]], yet they ''still'' polish and cut them before tossing them out.



* ''SpyroTheDragon'' features a lot of gemstones, scattered around the world. However, it's confirmed that this is the stolen and scattered treasure hoards of the dragons, similar to Fort Knox in America. The size can probably be attributed to magic. Interestingly, the most valuable gems, [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] (worth 25 treasure), appear to be amethyst, staple of any gem collection and a derivative of quartz (which is ''literally'' common as dirt).
** The [[Spyro2RiptosRage second game]] zig-zags this trope. The first level has massive, perfectly-cut gemstones jutting from the ground, and the native creatures known as the Gemcutters presumably have the job of cutting and processing the giant gems into smaller, usable ones.

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* ''SpyroTheDragon'' ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' features a lot of gemstones, scattered around the world. However, it's confirmed that this is the stolen and scattered treasure hoards of the dragons, similar to Fort Knox in America. The size can probably be attributed to magic. Interestingly, the most valuable gems, [[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] (worth 25 treasure), appear to be amethyst, staple of any gem collection and a derivative of quartz (which is ''literally'' common as dirt).
** * The [[Spyro2RiptosRage second game]] game ''VideoGame/Spyro2RiptosRage'' zig-zags this trope. The first level has massive, perfectly-cut gemstones jutting from the ground, and the native creatures known as the Gemcutters presumably have the job of cutting and processing the giant gems into smaller, usable ones.
20th Dec '16 8:38:39 PM Xtifr
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* This occurs in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The High King''. While going through a Fair Folk mine tunnel, Glew finds a large number of uncut gems that are sparkling, glinting and glittering. (Homage is paid to the trope though: Doli comments that those stones are really worthless, and even the work of a jeweler wouldn't improve them much.)

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* This occurs in Creator/LloydAlexander's ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' novel ''The High King''. While going through a Fair Folk mine tunnel, Glew finds a large number of uncut gems that are sparkling, glinting and glittering. (Homage is paid to the trope though: Doli comments that those stones are really worthless, and even the work of a jeweler wouldn't improve them much.)
30th Nov '16 1:05:30 PM dlchen145
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** The pleasant corollary is that these gem deposits are absolutely everywhere, and are considered almost valueless (Rarity uses them to decorate stage costumes) if sparkly. Finding an exceptionally large gem (like the Fire Ruby Spike is shown saving for his birthday dinner) or a set of perfectly-matched gems may be difficult, but finding gems is quite easy if you know how to look.
*** Though in "Just For Sidekicks," Spike uses a tiny sliver of a ruby to buy a massive industrial pet washer, which just adds to the confusion.
28th Nov '16 3:51:03 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/{{EverQuest}}'', mines feature naturally cut and polished gems.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia'', gems are naturally cut and polished.
* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has enormous pre-cut gems inside the ground, too.



* ''VideoGame/JazzJackrabbit'' has enormous pre-cut gems inside the ground, too.



* Almost all of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.



* Almost all of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.

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* Almost all In ''Sword of the PokemonMysteryDungeon games involve a quest Chaos'', gems grow in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.mines naturally cut and polished.




* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia'', gems are naturally cut and polished.



* In ''Sword of Chaos'', gems grow in mines naturally cut and polished.
3rd Nov '16 4:16:48 AM AMarsReject
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* Inverted in the ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' novel ''Hercule Poirot's Christmas''. The murderer has stolen a fortune in diamonds and hidden them somewhere on the estate, but no one can find them. Poirot realises [[spoiler:that the diamonds were uncut, and thus just look like pebbles to a bystander, allowing the murderer to hide them in plain sight in a plant pot]].
21st Oct '16 6:24:43 AM GamesandTropes
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**Fun Fact: [[ShownTheirWork Red diamonds are the rarest form of diamonds, only forming under VERY specific conditions.]] [[FridgeBrilliance Finding one that large is likely the reason he was so hesitant to cut it.]]
24th Sep '16 10:59:06 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Sword of Chaos'', gems grow in mines naturally cut and polished.
11th Sep '16 11:24:13 PM Pinokio
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfKyrandia'', gems are naturally cut and polished.
28th Jul '16 2:51:25 PM Discar
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* The chasmfiend gemhearts in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' are specifically noted to be uncut.

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* The chasmfiend gemhearts in ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' are specifically noted to be uncut. This is an important plot point, as cut gems hold [[{{Mana}} Stormlight]] better. No one knows why.
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