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Lake County "Diamonds"—Renewed Value for an Old Favorite

A Northern California county is experiencing a renewal in the desirability and subsequent value of an old favorite: Lake County “diamonds.” These stones are not true diamonds, but for generations they have held a special place in the...

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Due to technical difficulties, the photos in the September 2004 issue of ICMJ are currently unavailable for the online version of the magazine.  Please know we are working on this and will get the photos loaded as soon as we can.  In the meantime, please enjoy the articles as usual! Thank you for your understanding!  ICMJ

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