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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.
16th Jul '16 3:54:18 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* The rubies shown in ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing'' are rough and uncut.
30th Jun '16 2:13:39 AM Dvandemon
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* [[{{ComicBook/FantasticFour}} The Mole Man]] discovered an entire valley of [[TreasureIsBiggerInFiction giant diamonds]], all perfectly exposed spires. They're so brilliantly cut the light [[GlowingGem they apparently generate underground]] blinded him, something he inflicts as punishment on unwelcome trespassers (read: everyone from the surface).
27th Jun '16 11:56:21 PM PaulA
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* This occurs in LloydAlexander's ''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 LloydAlexander's ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' 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.)
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]]).
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