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Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press: 1991-08-17
Seller ID: 056830
Condition: Used: Very Good
Dazzling photographs of fabulous gem and mineral specimens accompany this work by the curator in charge of the Smithsonian's collection. Trace the path of a gemstone from its formation deep within the earth to its faceting at the hands of the lapidary, and learn the stories behind such famous pieces of jewelry as the Hope diamond and the Spanis...