The National Gem Collection
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The National Gem Collection showcases our most fascinating gems and historical jewels! Discover "who knew?" information by curator Dr. Jeffrey E. Post. Paperback, 144 pages, 124 color photographs, 10" x 10".
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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