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Gemstones in books

From the Bible The gems worn by Mede - from Piers the Ploughman by William Langland

Sir Epicure Mammon's dream of riches - from The Alchemist by Ben Johnson

Dorian Gray's gems - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

The Blue Carbuncle - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Cargoes - by John Masefield

The Trolls of Discworld - from The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett