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Precious Stones and Their Stories - An Article on the History of Gemstones and Their Use - cover

Precious Stones and Their Stories - An Article on the History of Gemstones and Their Use

A. Hyatt Verrill

Publisher: Orchard Press

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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "Geometrical Characters of Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Precious Stones and Their Stories" contains information on the history of gemstones. Intended to illustrate aspects of gemstone history it is a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and to understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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