Ch. 2: Diamonds

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taining any other defects, as a stone of a bad water only, is very improper ; as it does not convey any idea of the particular colour or defects belonging to it.
Of the superior Worth of Diamonds over all other Jewels.
Diamonds have, in every age, been esteem­ed the chief of jewels, on account of their innate specific qualities; which, if not ex­hibited by proper skill, remain imprisoned. It is certain that, in their natural state, they have not so much beauty or lustre, as some other sorts of jewels; but when truly and judiciously manufactured, they throw forth a splendour and lustre, sur­passing all others, which justly entitle them to the most perfect workmanship, and will consequently be the most likely means of perpetuating them in the esteem of the world. And this will tend to establish their worth, and secure every one's property there­in ; whereas a neglect of exhibiting and dis-
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