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The National Gem Collection
     

The National Gem Collection

by Jeffrey E. Post, Chip Clark (Photographer), Smithsonian Institution (Joint Author)
 
The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History holds the world's greatest collection of gems. In this beautiful book, now available in paperback, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, discusses everything from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds to jade and lapis lazuli, as well as the Hope Diamond and other world-famous

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The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History holds the world's greatest collection of gems. In this beautiful book, now available in paperback, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, discusses everything from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds to jade and lapis lazuli, as well as the Hope Diamond and other world-famous stones in the museum's collection. More than 100 stunning photographs capture the colors and brilliance of these wonders of the mineral kingdom.

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Published in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, on the occasion of a major reconstruction of the museum's gem and mineral hall. Informative text accompanies lush photos of spectacular specimens. Coverage includes a history of the collection; a survey of the basics of cutting, measurement, and colors; and discussion of historical jewels and various types of gems in the collection. 10.5x10<"> Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810927582
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
858,193
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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