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From Rags to Riches in the Alchemy Laboratory!

It's time to hit the lab!Yeah, it does look a bit like Snape's potions classroom.Yeah, it does look a bit like Snape's potions classroom.

Gemstones have a long tradition in the history of mankind. Most are pieces of mineral crystal which, in a cut and polished form, are used to make jewellery. Certain rocks, such as lapis lazuli, amber or pearls, are also used in jewellery and are therefore often also considered to be gemstones! Regardless, they all look pretty flashy!

In modern times, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds are declared “precious”, whilst all others are categorised as “semi-precious”. Gemstones are identified by gemologists, who describe gems and their characteristics using technical terminology to ensure that real gemstones are correctly identified. Gemstones are very rare and, consequently, there are many myths that surround them!

You may have heard about some magical items that can be brought to life by using special gemstones on them! So you've been on a long journey to find these items as well as the gemstones! On the plus side, you found all the items you had heard about, but no matter how hard you looked you couldn't find the precious gemstones needed to activate them!

So now, after endless years of research and bad luck, you've decided to go back to your Alchemy Laboratory and try using your alchemy skills to turn some worthless ordinary rocks into the precious gemstones you require! Get worthless rocks from the spiders and turn them into gemstones by putting them in the different Pressure Vessels! If you collect enough Arcane Dust, you can also press it into a beautiful gemstone that helps you with your collection.

It all sounds so simple...but it could get complicated! Put your alchemy skills to work and complete your long-held dream!