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The National Gem Collection Deluxe Edition - Signed Copy

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Sale Price: $79.99

Original Price: $150.00

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Limited Quantities - Signed Copy
Signed by curator Dr. Jeffrey E. Post

This lush, limited-edition compendium offers an amazing virtual tour of our National Gem Collection. Accompanying the stunning photographs are wonderful discussions by curator Dr. Jeffrey E. Post covering the full range of the Collection’s precious and semiprecious stones, as well as the fascinating stories of its most renowned jewelry. A truly special gift, The National Gem Collection Deluxe Edition is personally signed by Dr. Post, and bound in the same blue silk—a rich color evocative of the Hope Diamond—as its elegant presentation box.  Silk-bound hardcover; 144 pages; 139 illustrations, 124 in full color. 11.75" x 9.75".

Museum Provenance

One of the world’s largest of its kind, the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection curates more than 10,000 precious and semiprecious gems—from diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies to amethyst, lapis lazuli, pearls and so many more.

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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