The Curious Lore of Precious Stones: Being a Description of Their Sentiments and Folk Lore, Superstitions, Symbolism, Mysticism, Use in Medicine, Protection, Prevention, Religion, and Divination, Crystal Gazing, Birthstones, Lucky Stones and Talismans, Astral, Zodiacal, and Planetary
Foremost gemologist presents definitive study of the magical abilities and strange characteristics of precious stones. Wide range of sources — Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental gem books, the Bible — reveal magic, occult, medicinal and religious uses of dozens of gems. 65 plates, 8 in color.
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Review: The Curious Lore of Precious StonesUser Review - Kristopher - Goodreads
I bought a second-hand copy of this as a lark, and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Kunz is a pretty fascinating man in his own right, a self-taught gemologist who would up a vice ... Read full review
Review: The Curious Lore of Precious StonesUser Review - Margaret - Goodreads
History and anecdotal history of gems and their properties, historical info, and just some good stories. Read full review