The Magic of Jewels and Charms
Comprehensive compendium of fascinating facts and myths explores the interwoven aspects of jewels, gems, stones, superstitions, and astrological lore. A wealth of abundantly illustrated material on meteorites and stones with magical, electrical and healing powers, on stones credited with conferring special powers on the wearer, the religious use of various stones and amulets, and more.
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