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Old March 16th, 2015, 08:45 AM
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Default Coquina?

We had a few hours to kil in the Bridgetown Barbados airport so my wife slipped into the Columbian Emeralds store (her favorite looks shop) and came out with a grin and a flyer "Introducing Coquina; Gem of the Caribbean." The inside of the flyer even shows how to pronounce the name of this exotic gem which is "naturally formed and expertly handcrafted."

Now, coquina is a fine stone if you want to built a sturdy 16th century fort or are looking for a solid bed for a railway along Florida's East Coast. But I would be hard pressed to convince any woman I know that it is a gem stone.

What's next? Asphalt?

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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:08 AM
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I had to go look and see for myself. I think not. Nope. Not in a million years.
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