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

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Courier Corporation, 1971 - Nature - 406 pages
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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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User 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

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History and anecdotal history of gems and their properties, historical info, and just some good stories. Read full review

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