The National Gem Collection (Paperback)

Jeffrey E. Post

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Paperback. 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 histo.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 144 pages. 0.785. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History holds the world's greatest collection of gems. In this beautiful book, now available in paperback, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, discusses everything from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds to jade and lapis lazuli, as well as the Hope Diamond and other world-famous stones in the museum's collection. More than 100 stunning photographs capture the colors and brilliance of these wonders of the mineral kingdom.

About the Author: Dr. Jeffrey Edward Post (PhD) has held numerous academic and museum posts in the gem field. His areas of research interest include mineralogy, gemmology, geochemistry, crystallography, and electron microscopy. He has published numerous scientific articles in these fields.

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Title: The National Gem Collection (Paperback)
Publication Date: 2005
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