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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

by George Frederick Kunz

This is a captivating book that delves into the fascinating world of gemstones. The book provides a comprehensive exploration of the history, legends, and symbolism associated with these precious stones. Originally published in 1913, "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones" has remained a timeless reference for gemstone enthusiasts and collectors. Kunz, an expert in his field, shares his extensive knowledge and passion for gemstones, offering readers a wealth of information on various aspects related to these alluring gems. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the geological origins of gemstones, their mining and cutting processes, and the cultural significance they hold across different civilizations and time periods. Kunz weaves together captivating anecdotes, historical accounts, and mythological tales to bring each gemstone to life, showcasing their unique qualities and allure. Whether you are a gemstone enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about the wonders of nature, "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones" offers an enthralling journey through the world of gemstones. Kunz's expertise and engaging writing style make this book a valuable resource for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. With its timeless appeal and the author's authoritative voice, "The Curious Lore of Precious Stones" continues to be a beloved reference in the field of gemology. It remains an essential read for anyone seeking to unravel the mysteries and beauty of these precious treasures from the Earth.

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English

Original Language

English

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1913

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George Frederick Kunz was a renowned American gemologist, mineralogist, and author who made significant contributions to the field of gemology and gemstone research. With a profound passion for gemsto...

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