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Lingbi Ornamental Stones
2009-10-20 17:23 anhuinews.com

Lingbi County has been reputed for producing wondrous ornamental stones since ancient times. In the Tang Dynasty, the precious ornamental stones from Lingbi were processed and presented to be the imperial palace as articles of tribute. Lingbi ornamental stones are placed in four categories, including black, white, red and gray, with more than one hundred sub-categories. The black ornamental stone is exceptionally unique. It is as black as ink. The sound it makes is as if a chime stone is being struck. Its appearance is like a tiny fairy mountain, a lovely bird, an exotic animal, an ancient poet, or even a beautiful young lady. The black ornamental stone is widely considered to be the most valuable stone in the world.







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