Gem and Stone

Chronicle Books
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Gem and Stone

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Gem and Stone:

  • A collection of 50 different gem and stone through photographs, illustration alongside the stone' history.
  • Hardcover book
  • 132 pages

Measurements: 9" x 9"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Origin: September 5, 2012

Official book descriptions:

Gem and Stone' celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.

Brand: Chronicle Books

Chronicle Books publishes glorious books for adults and children; its collection of beautifully illustrated, well-written coffee-table tomes includes something for everyone. Read up on food, fashion, art, design, travel, and more, and get inspired to live the good life. With its enviable San Francisco location, Chronicle Books has established itself as a leader in the field of quirky, memorable books and stationery. Phelps Dewey, who worked for the San Francisco Chronicle, established the publishing house in 1968. Today it has a number of bestselling titles under its belt, including the New York Times best-selling Griffin and Sabine series by Nick Bantock, the New York Times best-selling Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The Beatles Anthology, best-selling What's Your Poo Telling You?, Mom and Dad are Palindromes byMark Shulman, the Worst-Case Scenario series by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the children's series Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, and Papa, do you love me and Golden Kite Award winner Mama, do you love me by Barbara M. Joosse.