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10 Gemstones Rarer Than Diamonds
10 Gemstones Rarer than Diamonds

They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend. But would she feel the same way if she knew that diamonds are not very rare? In fact, there are many gemstones that are just as beautiful, but much rarer than the diamond. We’ve listed 10 of those gemstones for you. Next time you want to buy something special, think of these stunning and rare gemstones before you think of a diamond!

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Life After Incandescent Lightbulbs

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With the push to go to CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) bulbs in the US, what is everybody doing or planning to do for incandescent light sources?

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