Where did the name carbuncle gemstones come from?

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Brayan Conroy asked a question: Where did the name carbuncle gemstones come from?
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Date created: Mon, Jun 7, 2021 11:56 PM
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  • Since times of antiquity, all garnet gemstones and many other red gem varieties that were cut and polished en cabochon, were classified and traded as 'carbuncle'. Carbuncle is not the most glamorous name of all names, especially considering the fact that carbuncle was also used to refer to pus-filled boils.

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