Treasures of the Earth – Gems

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Festival Theme 2017: Anthropocene – Welcome to the Human Age

Treasures of the Earth – Gems

Title: Treasures of the Earth – Gems

Director: Doug Hamilton; Terri Randall; Kate Dart - Series Director
Produced by: A NOVA Production co-produced by Pioneer Film and Television Productions Limited with China International TV Corporation with CCTV-10 and PAAN Media Holdings Co., Limited, with KBS Korea in association with PBSd, for WGBH and KBS; A NOVA Production by Hamilton Land and Cattle, Inc. for WGBH Boston; A NOVA Production by Terri Randall Productions for WGBH Boston.
Running Time: 56:57 Minutes
Country: United States of America
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Secondary School (12 - 16)

Category: Ecology & Environment

Screened In: The Philippines, Malaysia, Gulf, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Namibia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India

Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary – some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific–and often torturous–recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, color, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology?