National Gem Collection


The National Gem Collection - Post, Jeffrey E, and Smithsonian Institution, and Clark, Chip (Photographer)

When a perfect mineral crystal has been cut and polished into a form of great beauty by a skilled craftsperson, it is called a gem. Gems are among the most charismatic objects in the history of the world, and are probably more valuable per volume than any other artifacts from or on the earth. In this book, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the ...

The National Gem Collection 1997, ABRAMS, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780810927582

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