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Gem and Stone

Chronicle Books

Gem and Stone

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Description: 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