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16th May '16 6:19:22 AM Digsu
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** 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.
29th Apr '16 1:52:50 PM Doug86
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* In 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.
* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', the Guild ship's landing brings up crystals that Jern can see at a glance, though he can't tell their worth.

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* In AndreNorton's 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.
* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', the Guild ship's landing brings up crystals that Jern can see at a glance, though he can't tell their worth.
20th Feb '16 7:12:48 PM FactoidCow
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This is probably an OmnipresentTrope. Subtrope to ArtisticLicenseGeology. Related to the RuleOfPerception (as many viewers would be unable to identify uncut gems as such without being explicitly told what they are) and ColorCodedStones (when stones are only distinguishable from each other by explicit colors)and could lead to RealityIsUnrealistic. Not related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. See also AllThatGlitters.

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This is probably an OmnipresentTrope. Subtrope to ArtisticLicenseGeology. Related to the RuleOfPerception (as many viewers would be unable to identify uncut gems as such without being explicitly told what they are) and ColorCodedStones (when stones are only distinguishable from each other by explicit colors)and colors) and could lead to RealityIsUnrealistic. Not related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. See also AllThatGlitters.
8th Feb '16 4:40:32 PM Sugao
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\n* In 'VideoGame/WorldsDawn'', you can dig up stones with varying degrees of shininess, but they're not worth much until you cut them at the table outside the mine.
15th Jan '16 3:42:19 AM Anddrix
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This is probably an OmnipresentTrope. Subtrope to ArtisticLicenseGeology. Related to the RuleOfPerception ([[ViewersAreMorons as many viewers would be unable to identify uncut gems as such without being explicitly told what they are]]) and ColorCodedStones (when stones are only distinguishable from each other by explicit colors)and could lead to RealityIsUnrealistic. Not related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. See also AllThatGlitters.

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This is probably an OmnipresentTrope. Subtrope to ArtisticLicenseGeology. Related to the RuleOfPerception ([[ViewersAreMorons as (as many viewers would be unable to identify uncut gems as such without being explicitly told what they are]]) are) and ColorCodedStones (when stones are only distinguishable from each other by explicit colors)and could lead to RealityIsUnrealistic. Not related to AllNaturalSnakeOil. See also AllThatGlitters.
15th Dec '15 11:53:28 AM nombretomado
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** Its three other existing mines also sometimes have stones of eXtreme power or lumps of (cut) diamond in them, but considering they include ores like cardboard, linoleum or velcro, expecting gems to be cut is the natural thing to do.

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** Its three other existing mines also sometimes have stones of eXtreme [=eXtreme=] power or lumps of (cut) diamond in them, but considering they include ores like cardboard, linoleum or velcro, expecting gems to be cut is the natural thing to do.



* Partially averted in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. Gems meant for SocketedEquipment have to be cut by someone with the Jewelcrafting skill to be used (with the type of cut determining the type of bonus). On the other hand, many caverns have [[TreasureIsBiggerInFiction giant glowing crystals sticking out of the walls]], and "simple" gems useful only as [[ItemCrafting crafting ingredients]] or VendorTrash often look like they're ready to wear when you mine them (e.g., the [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=12800/azerothian-diamond Azerothian Diamond]]).

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* Partially averted in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. Gems meant for SocketedEquipment have to be cut by someone with the Jewelcrafting skill to be used (with the type of cut determining the type of bonus). On the other hand, many caverns have [[TreasureIsBiggerInFiction giant glowing crystals sticking out of the walls]], and "simple" gems useful only as [[ItemCrafting crafting ingredients]] or VendorTrash often look like they're ready to wear when you mine them (e.g., the [[http://www.wowhead.com/item=12800/azerothian-diamond Azerothian Diamond]]).
30th Nov '15 6:18:20 AM Mestrek
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* In the ''Series/{{Relic Hunter}}'' episode "Afterlife and Death", a diamond from 1500 B.C. has an irregular shape and the fact that it has to be cut and polished now to be considered beautiful plays a big part in the plot.
26th Nov '15 11:43:37 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' hosted by Christopher Reeve, there was a [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/84/84pauditions.phtml sketch]] showing how Reeve got the Superman part. He screws up the "turning coal into diamonds" bit by using too much pressure, but gets the part anyway.

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* In an episode of ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' hosted by Christopher Reeve, there was a [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/84/84pauditions.phtml sketch]] showing how Reeve got the Superman part. He screws up the "turning coal into diamonds" bit by using too much pressure, but gets the part anyway.



* In ''{{Smallville}},'' Clark squeezes a lump of coal into a cut diamond and uses his heat vision to set it in a ring for Lana. Of course, that whole episode ended up [[YankTheDogsChain not happening]].

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* In ''{{Smallville}},'' ''Series/{{Smallville}},'' Clark squeezes a lump of coal into a cut diamond and uses his heat vision to set it in a ring for Lana. Of course, that whole episode ended up [[YankTheDogsChain not happening]].
19th Nov '15 4:58:13 PM nombretomado
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* Any jewel or precious stone mined in the ''HarvestMoon'' and ''RuneFactory'' series. Curiously, precious metals do not come already in bar form.

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* Any jewel or precious stone mined in the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' and ''RuneFactory'' ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series. Curiously, precious metals do not come already in bar form.
11th Oct '15 4:50:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''PhulesCompany'' had a Lampshaded aversion. Phule's dialogue with the local gemstone magnate goes like this:

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\n* ''PhulesCompany'' ''Literature/PhulesCompany'' had a Lampshaded aversion. Phule's dialogue with the local gemstone magnate goes like this:
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