National Gem Collection, The (Smithsonian Institution)
National Gem Collection, The (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: September 1, 1997
  • Price: $32.95
  • Trim Size: 10 38 x 9 78
  • ISBN: 0-8109-2758-6
  • EAN: 9780810927582
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: 139 illustrations, 124 in full color, 144 pages, 10 14 x 9 34, 144 pages, 10.25x9.75"
  • Format: Paperback

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History holds the world's greatest collection of gems. In this beautiful book, now available in paperback, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, discusses everything from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds to jade and lapis lazuli, as well as the Hope Diamond and other world-famous stones in the museum's collection. More than 100 stunning photographs capture the colors and brilliance of these wonders of the mineral kingdom.