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Oct 04, 2016
| ISBN 9781465453563
Oct 04, 2016
| ISBN 9781465462121
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Oct 04, 2016 | ISBN 9781465453563
Oct 04, 2016 | ISBN 9781465462121
Prepare to be dazzled by this shining and sumptuous visual guide to the world’s greatest treasures. Feast your eyes on glittering gemstones, kaleidoscopic minerals, and famous trinkets in this comprehensive exploration of Earth’s finest jewels.Following a foreword from Aja Raden, hundreds of pages take a lavish look at precious stones, precious metals, and organic gems in all their natural wonder. From agate to zoisite, everything under the Sun is encapsulated in spectacular photography and accessible text. Trace the history of gemmology and get the inside story on our planet’s most famous and fabulous gems, including the mysterious Hope Diamond, the stunning Koh-i-Noor of the Crown Jewels, and exquisite Fabergé eggs. Find out their physical properties, check the price tags, and discover the most remarkable record-breakers.This exceptionally extravagant book is a picture-packed, fact-filled celebration guaranteed to bring sparkle to your life and your library.
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“Feast your eyes on the most beautiful encyclopedia of jewelry you will ever find.” — Los Angeles Times
“Gem offers a dazzling take at jewels.” — The Star-Ledger
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