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India The Navaratna, Jewel with Nine Stones
India the Navaratna, jewel with nine stones in Sanskrit, where nava stands for nine and ratna for jewel; together with the saptaratna, seven gems, the pancharatna, five gems and the triratna, three gems, is part of a collection of amulets made by combining the stones in order to protect the bearer. The tradition of jewelry created by combining different stones originates in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia .

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