Think black gems and two options have traditionally come to mind: black onyx and black diamond. But I, an unassuming stone that has been used as a gem almost as long, offer the best of both those two — a fun price and a hard luster. To be sure, my family has had its image problems in the past — hey, we never SPECIFICALLY claimed to be corundum — but today when people are more worried about irradiation and other treatments, a natural beauty like me is perfectly positioned to step out of the shadows.
Who am I?
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