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Ornamental stone

An ornamental stone is a stone used as a decoration. They differ from gemstones in that they are not only used for jewelry. However, an ornamental stone may also be a gemstone. Alabaster is an example of an ornamental stone. It is used for the rails of staircases and halls in fancy buildings. Marble is an ornamental stone used for sculpture and as a building material.

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