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From royalty and film stars to thieves and curses, this is a dazzling and comprehensive visual guide to the world’s most precious rocks and minerals. Smithsonian Gem interweaves glorious images, natural history, mythology and intriguing true stories. Hardcover; 440 pages. Lavish jacket features a debossed and foiled diamond. 11.9" x 9.9".
The world’s most precious rocks and minerals are all bountifully represented in our National Gem Collection.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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