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My Rugged, Dark Looks Hint at My Highland Origins

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My Rugged, Dark Looks Hint at My Highland Origins

I AM THE ORIGINAL highlander, hauled down from the Cairngorm Mountains some 2,000 years ago to join the ranks of the world’s gemstones. My rugged and dark looks were considered such a good fit with Scotland’s stormy national temperament, I was made that country’s official gemstone (no Googling!). Long used to decorate kilt pins and other Scottish silverware, my popularity has spread in recent years and I’m now employed by jewelry designers from New York to Melbourne.

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