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rock-and-gem shop

2 years ago
Hi!

I've finished reading Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King. I have highlighted 500 hundred words. Some words are not clear to me at all. One of them is a kind of a shop I've never heard before i.e. Rock-and-gem shop.

What kind of shop it is?
Is it typical for your country?


‘Eight dollars in any rock-and-gem shop,’ he said, ‘but I realize that in a business like yoursyou work on a cost-plus basis — ’ (from Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King)

Thanks!