THE STORY OF JEWELRY by

THE STORY OF JEWELRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

All about gems and synthetic stones, where they are found, how they are handled, tested, valued and processed, this provides a great deal of information but not at the expense of the glamor which beautiful, and expensive, stones hold for most people. From the diamond, the hardest and most valuable, and some of the greatest of these, to the pearl with its ""unearthly"" glow, the corundum gems- the ruby and sapphire, the emerald and other beryls, down to the semi-precious stones, this provides the essential facts in each case. There are chapters on fashion and styling in jewelry, on its care and upkeep, on rings and their sentimental traditions, as well as a state by state list of where certain gems can be found and a month by month list of birthstones.

Pub Date: March 10th, 1960
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman