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4th Sep '16 2:47:31 AM erforce
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** The original film that began ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.

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** The [[Film/ThePinkPanther1963 original film film]] that began ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' franchise also features a gem of considerable size and weight.
25th Jul '16 12:30:13 PM REV6Pilot
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* Pennies in ''VideoGame/TheBindingOfIsaac'' are half as large as the PlayerCharacter. Penny trinkets go beyond that, being Isaac's height and as thick as one of his eyes.
2nd Jul '16 2:38:11 PM Bissek
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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard has to acquire a 2,000,000 carat diamond to repair the Chron-A-John (Which he manages to buy from the shopping channel once he scrapes up the money). The largest uncut diamond on Earth was under 3,200 carats.

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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard has to acquire a 2,000,000 4,000 carat diamond to repair the Chron-A-John (Which he manages to buy from the shopping channel once he scrapes up the money). The largest uncut diamond on Earth was under 3,200 carats.
2nd Jul '16 2:33:08 PM Bissek
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* In the ''Literature/WarsOfLightAndShadow'', the Koriani witches cast magic through gemstones. Some of their greater focuses are enormous, with their most important stone, the Waystone of the Koriathain, being a flawless and perfectly spherical amethyst the size of a melon. Their second greatest stone, the Skyron Aquamarine, isn't much smaller.
29th Jun '16 2:55:25 PM margdean56
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* One of the stories in Pavel Bazhov's ''Literature/MalachiteCasket'', a collection of fairy tales based on the Ural miners' folklore, has a guy to make a bet with a mountain spirit (in form of a girl) to receive a treasure if he guesses the right one. A first treasure is a large tray heaped with gold nuggets, that he (being a miner and gold prospector) correctly assumes to weigh almost a ton that no girl can hold so effortlessly. The second is a basket of jewels the also unrealistically sized from the human fist to a football.

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* One of the stories in Pavel Bazhov's ''Literature/MalachiteCasket'', a collection of fairy tales based on the Ural miners' folklore, has a guy to make a bet with a mountain spirit (in the form of a girl) to receive a treasure if he guesses the right one. A The first treasure is a large tray heaped with gold nuggets, that he (being a miner and gold prospector) correctly assumes to weigh almost a ton that no girl can could hold so effortlessly. The second is a basket of jewels the jewels, also unrealistically sized from the human fist to a football.
29th Jun '16 2:50:52 PM margdean56
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* The ''Millenium Sapphire'' is an opaque sapphire carved into a statue of a caravan. It weighs 61,500 carats in total.

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* The ''Millenium ''Millennium Sapphire'' is an opaque sapphire carved into a statue of a caravan. It weighs 61,500 carats in total.
22nd Jun '16 3:31:27 PM Bissek
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* Done semi-reasonably in an episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind.

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* Done semi-reasonably in an episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, That's three times the size of the RL world's largest diamond, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind.kind recent discovery.


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* In ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'', Bernard has to acquire a 2,000,000 carat diamond to repair the Chron-A-John (Which he manages to buy from the shopping channel once he scrapes up the money). The largest uncut diamond on Earth was under 3,200 carats.
27th May '16 1:23:26 PM GoblinCipher
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* {{Averted}} in ''Series/WhiteCollar'' season 6, where one of the [[MacGuffin MacGuffins]] is a diamond the size of a child's fist, which looks ridiculously puny compared to a standard prop diamond. It's one of the greatest treasures in the world.
24th Jan '16 2:04:24 PM eedwardgrey3
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* The Swedish ''riksdaler'', from 1642 until the invention of paper money, came in silver and copper versions of equal value. The copper version could weigh up to 44 lb.
18th Jan '16 7:40:16 AM Underachiever
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* In early editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', every single coin, whether copper, silver, gold or whatever, weighed 1/10th of a pound, which naturally resulted in some fairly large treasure piles. The logistics of getting found riches ''out'' of the dungeon so you could get {{experience points}} for them were a deliberate part of the challenge.
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