Gem Gem Is A Dazzling Visual Guide To Precious Stones, Organic Gems, And Precious Metals That Weaves Together Beautiful, Specially Commissioned Images And Science, Natural History, Mythology, And True Stories Of Adventure And Discovery.From Diamonds To Sapphires To Limestone, This Comprehensive Guide Profiles All The Key Gemstones And Other Precious Materials, And Stunning Images Show The Jewels In Their Different Cuts, Colors, And Uses The Stories, Myths, And Legends That Surround The Most Celebrated Gems And Jewel Laden Artifacts From Around The World Are Revealed, From Their Journeys In The Company Of Royalty, Film Stars, And Thieves To The Curse Of The Hope Diamond For Additional Reference, An 80 Page Reference Section At The Back Of The Book Highlights A Variety Of Other Rocks And Non Precious Stones.Created In Association With The Smithsonian Institution, Gem Combines Stunning Photographs With Expert Knowledge, And Its Lavish Jacket Features A Debossed And Foiled Diamond, Making It Perfect For Gift Giving.


[[ Reading ]] ➹ Gem  Author DK Publishing –
  • Hardcover
  • 440 pages
  • Gem
  • DK Publishing
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 9781465453563

10 thoughts on “Gem

  1. says:

    This book is huge, it is heavy when you pick it up If it was in the library, I bet that you would sit on the floor and hold with your crossed legs wander through the color rich pages I have loved gems from when a boy in second grade gave me a ruby ring from the dime store and I spent many hours as a child cracking geodes against the sidewalk Just like those geodes, each page is a joy and and treasure.If you have a passion for jewelry, this book so many famous broaches, necklaces jewel encrusted crowns All of them illustrations have captions of their historic significance or something very memorial about them I love the pages on jade It reminds me of going to a large jade shop being fascinated by very large green and white ship Each page is a surprise and wonder.You will spend many hours enjoying this book on gems There is so much to ex...

  2. says:

    Gems contains a breathtaking number of factual errors and misspellings This book was clearly not reviewed by anyone with a working knowledge of gems and especially minerals, as many of the specimens in the book are mislabeled The photos were taken by someone without an expertise in photographing transparent materials, and to make matters worse the images are reproduced at low resolution such that it is impossible to clearly identify species or inclusions.One section of the book organizes gems by color, which is misleading as color is only one factor used to identify gems This characteris...

  3. says:

    This book is ginormous and weighs about three thousand tons Even so, it was lovely to gaze all the gorgeous gemstone and pieces of jewelry art I particularly liked the antique pieces and royal histories behind some pieces stones It was a tad unwieldy to handle, therefore the 1 star from perfect rating Even on a dining room table it was hard take it all in and the glossy pages reflected light so much is was glarey on the eyes at times StillI wish I owned it becaus...

  4. says:

    Hello, This is a very good book and I would recommend it There are a vast number of illustrations and good information on gemstones However, those particularly interested in jewellery history and pieces will need to look at other sources A person named Gloria wrote...

  5. says:

    If you can lift it to take it home, this coffee table book from the Smithsonian is better than visiting many of these gems at the Smithsonian, the Tower of London, and or any other museum worldwide because the pictures are huge and you can stare at them as lon...

  6. says:

    This huge book is full of big, beautiful photos of gems, jewelry, and all sorts of beautiful things If you like all things shiny this is definitely the book for you Each page is full of large photos and descriptions of all the hundreds of different varieti...

  7. says:

    I wanted to do some research on various gems and found this to be a great starting point Lots of great information and beautiful pictures.

  8. says:

    This was fascinating and full of beautiful images Not just about gems, but covered the wide range of minerals, rocks, organic gems like pearls, etc.

  9. says:

    Fabulous book exquisite pictures and fascinating information.

  10. says:

    Love it

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