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    Interview: Mar 22nd, 2014

    Question

    Are gemhearts, the gems in those chemically identical to mined gemstones?

    Brandon Sanderson

    They are very similar. Not 100% chemically identical, they are far more pure for one thing. You would call them the same thing, but you would say "wow, this gem has no impurities." They may have flaws, but no impurities.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 24th, 2016

    Doomquill

    Is it only Greatshells that have gemhearts, or do all crustaceans on Roshar have some sort of gem inside? If it is only greatshells then are their unique decayspren related to this fact?

    Brandon Sanderson

    It's a matter of body chemistry. Not all crustaceans do have gemhearts, but most can, not just greatshells. It's a matter of their particular body chemistry that lets greatshells grow the larger gemhearts, which is what allows them to grow so large themselves.

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    [Note: This is pretty close to exact wording; I transcribe for a living so I have an excellent memory for wording, but I didn't record it so I can't be sure]

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    Interview: Apr 8th, 2016

    Kurkistan

    Do Surgebinders have Gemhearts?

    Blightsong

    *laughs* I was about to ask that.

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, good question.

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