The Magic and Science of Jewels and Stones, Volume 2
These classic texts are two of the most important books available on the folklore of gemstones. Over 100 different crystals and gemstones are discussed. Topics include: ancient legends and mythologies of various gemstones, famous diamonds and their stories, stones of the breastplate and the zodiac, the study of precious stones in early times, astrology and gems.
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