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Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky

By Jen Altman • Foreword by Thomas W. Overton • Illustrations by Heather Smith Jones

9 x 9 in; 132 pp;
50 full-color photographs
Hardcover
August 2012
ISBN 9781452109077
ISBN10 1452109079

SKU# 9781452109077

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Quick Overview

Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from
timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties
such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman’s
photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside
brief text highlighting the stones’ chemical makeups,
metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout
human history.
Gem and Stone


Description

Gem and Stone

Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman’s photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones’ chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.

 

More Details

9 x 9 in; 132 pp;
50 full-color photographs
Hardcover
August 2012
ISBN 9781452109077
ISBN10 1452109079

Jen Altman is a photographer and writer living in North Carolina.

Thomas W. Overton is managing editor at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.

Heather Smith Jones is a Lawrence, Kansas–based artist.