The Book of Gemstones

£14.99
ITEM CODE: 27476
Natural History Museum
An authoritative but accessible guide from expert gemmologists exploring over 50 gemstones. With tantalising colour photographs, each scientific pr...
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Natural History Museum
An authoritative but accessible guide from expert gemmologists exploring over 50 gemstones. With tantalising colour photographs, each scientific profile includes fascinating history of how the gem came to be discovered or named; distinguishing features and properties; names for varieties, colours and imitations; how the gems are used; and how to care for them in your own jewellery. From a guide to diamond cuts and the refracting properties of calcite; to organic gems such as amber and coral; and the cultural associations of jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, and more. A natural treasure-trove to delight Earth scientists and gem-loving ‘magpies’ alike.
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Paperback
21 x 14cm
240 pages
Illustrated throughout with colour photographs
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