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What’s in a Name? Does It Really Matter with Fire Like This?

I have a higher dispersion than diamond and come in a lovely yellowy green.

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I AM ONE OF those stones where mineralogists and gemologists diverge on nomenclature, with the former getting all hung up on my titanium properties and the latter sticking with my lovely traditional name that audibly evokes thoughts of clean, lean and yellowy green. I am one of the few minerals with a dispersion higher than a diamond, but my modest rating on the Mohs scale means I am usually too fragile to be used in rings.

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Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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