The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones

George Frederick Kunz

The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones
Legare Street Press
18 July 2023

The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones

George Frederick Kunz

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First published in 1913, this book explores the cultural significance of gemstones throughout history and across various cultures. Kunz, a renowned gemologist, offers a wealth of information on the properties of different stones, as well as their symbolic meanings and uses in folk medicine, divination, and other practices. He draws on a wide range of sources, including ancient texts, folklore, and his own extensive experience as a collector and expert. This book is both informative and entertaining, and will appeal to anyone interested in the history of gemstones and their cultural significance.

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