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16th Feb '18 10:31:15 AM nanakiro
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* In ''Manga/HousekiNoKuni'', the Gems weren't born as shiny and perfectly cut as they would later be in life. As shown with Red Diamond, they were jagged, rough, and dull. It wasn't until Adamant cut and polished them into humanoid shapes that they started to look presentable.
9th Feb '18 12:12:56 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* ''WesternAnimation/TrollHunters'', the magic gems that Jim collects are large, unwieldy, and look more like rocks than gems. Vendel has to teach Jim how to cut them to unlock their power.
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9th Jan '18 3:44:59 AM Conradus
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* Averted in both ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' where mining only produces unpolished stones, which must be crafted with Goldsmith skill to turn them into actual gems.




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* In both ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' mining only produces unpolished stones, which must be crafted with Goldsmith skill to turn them into actual gems.
7th Jan '18 4:17:03 PM Conradus
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* Averted in both ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' where mining only produces unpolished stones, which must be crafted with Goldsmith skill to turn them into actual gems.
19th Nov '17 8:57:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The gems Rarity finds -- [[EatDirtCheap and Spike eats]] -- are already cut in various shapes, appearing in the show as either clusters of small, faceted gems buried together in the dirt or as [[https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2017/10/7/1553942__safe_screencap_rock+solid+friendship_spoiler-colon-s07e04_cave_gem_gem+cave_no+pony.png enormous, near-flawless crystals]] sticking straight out from cave like crystalline mushrooms. Even the turquoise Spike eats in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", while not cut into faceted shapes, appears as polished nuggets, which is not typical of turquoise found in real life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The gems Rarity finds -- [[EatDirtCheap and Spike eats]] -- are already cut in various shapes, appearing in the show as either clusters of small, faceted gems buried together in the dirt or as [[https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2017/10/7/1553942__safe_screencap_rock+solid+friendship_spoiler-colon-s07e04_cave_gem_gem+cave_no+pony.png enormous, near-flawless crystals]] sticking straight out from cave walls like crystalline mushrooms. Even the turquoise Spike eats in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", while not cut into faceted shapes, appears as polished nuggets, which is not typical of turquoise found in real life.
19th Nov '17 8:57:07 PM Theriocephalus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', all of the gems Rarity finds are cut in various shapes. [[EatDirtCheap As are the ones Spike eats]]. Even the turquoise he eats in Appleloosa, while not cut into faceted shapes, appears as polished nuggets, which is not typical of turquoise found in real life.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', all of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The gems Rarity finds -- [[EatDirtCheap and Spike eats]] -- are already cut in various shapes. [[EatDirtCheap As are shapes, appearing in the ones Spike eats]]. show as either clusters of small, faceted gems buried together in the dirt or as [[https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2017/10/7/1553942__safe_screencap_rock+solid+friendship_spoiler-colon-s07e04_cave_gem_gem+cave_no+pony.png enormous, near-flawless crystals]] sticking straight out from cave like crystalline mushrooms. Even the turquoise he Spike eats in Appleloosa, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]", while not cut into faceted shapes, appears as polished nuggets, which is not typical of turquoise found in real life.
16th Nov '17 12:41:18 AM Cryoclaste
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* 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 of the PokemonMysteryDungeon ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' games involve a quest in which the heroes go into a sparkling gem cave.
26th Oct '17 12:42:33 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', Shan and Thorvald find green crystals embedded in the cave as they flee through it. However, though the stones ''might'' have been worth a fortune, they hurry on, since they are fleeing for their lives.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Storm over Literature/{{Warlock}}'', ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Shan and Thorvald find green crystals embedded in the cave as they flee through it. However, though the stones ''might'' have been worth a fortune, they hurry on, since they are fleeing for their lives.
16th Oct '17 1:33:57 PM DaibhidC
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* in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the same time Bill instantly recognises them as being diamonds. The cover shows a rain of perfectly cut diamonds.

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* in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' novel ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the same time Bill instantly recognises them as being diamonds. The cover shows a rain of perfectly cut diamonds.
shiny, faceted stones.
16th Oct '17 1:32:07 PM DaibhidC
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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* 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]].

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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* Inverted in the ''Literature/HerculePoirot''
''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Literature/NewSeriesAdventures'' 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 ''Diamond Dogs'', the diamonds were uncut, and thus just look like pebbles that form in Saturn's atmosphere are ''said'' to a bystander, allowing be uncut when they get hauled up, but at the murderer to hide same time Bill instantly recognises them in plain sight in as being diamonds. The cover shows a plant pot]].
rain of perfectly cut diamonds.




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* Inverted in the Literature/SherlockHolmes short story ''The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual''. The sack containing apparently worthless broken bits of metal and colored stones [[spoiler:turns out to be the lost crown of Charles I, priceless for its historical value alone.]]
* 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]].
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