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The term “water resistance" is often confused with waterproof”. The International Organization for Standardization issued a standard for water resistant watches which also prohibits the term "waterproof" to be used with watches.

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People spend lots of money buying fine quality precious gems, but then don’t clean them regularly. The gems then lose their sparkling lustrous appearance. With precious stones, a dirty stone can appear much lower in quality than it really is, as grime builds up on the surfaces of the gem.

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