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Gems and jewels : a connoisseur's guide

Author: Benjamin Zucker
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gems and jewels have, since the beginning of civilization, been prized as symbols of wealth and social status or as objects endowed with magical or religious significance. This title reveals much of the history and mystique as well as giving technical advice on methods of grading and relative values of previous stones.--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Zucker
ISBN: 0500013268 9780500013267
OCLC Number: 11460398
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Benjamin Zucker.

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Gems and jewels have, since the beginning of civilization, been prized as symbols of wealth and social status or as objects endowed with magical or religious significance. This title reveals much of the history and mystique as well as giving technical advice on methods of grading and relative values of previous stones.--

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