Gem and Stone

Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781452109077
1452109079
Characteristics: 132 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith Jones, Heather

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