Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-06-01
  • Publisher: Jewelers Pr

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Author Biography

Bruce G. Knuth holds a B.S. degree in fine arts and an M.A. in jewelry and metals from Western Michigan University. He has also studied at the University of Kansas, Colorado State University, The Gemological Institute of America and Colorado Mountain College. His Jeweler's Resource, published in 1994, has become a standard reference for jewelers and jewelry students.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Crystal Shapesp. 6
A History of Writingsp. 9
A Modern Lapidariump. 17
Agatep. 18
Alexandritep. 24
Amberp. 25
Amethystp. 33
Aquamarinep. 37
Berylp. 38
Bloodstonep. 42
Carbunclep. 45
Carnelianp. 45
Cat's-eyep. 48
Chalcedonyp. 49
Chiastolitep. 51
Chrysoberylp. 53
Chrysolitep. 54
Chrysoprasep. 54
Citrinep. 56
Coralp. 58
Diamondp. 62
Emeraldp. 76
Garnet Groupp. 88
Hematitep. 96
Jacinthp. 98
Jade Groupp. 99
Jasperp. 107
Jetp. 111
Lapis Lazulip. 113
Loadstonep. 116
Malachitep. 118
Moonstonep. 120
Obsidianp. 121
Onyxp. 124
Opalp. 126
Pearlp. 132
Peridotp. 138
Quartzp. 141
Rubyp. 150
Sapphirep. 155
Sardp. 162
Sardonyxp. 163
Serpentinep. 165
Spinelp. 166
Staurolitep. 169
Topazp. 171
Tourmalinep. 175
Turquoisp. 179
Zirconp. 191
Mythical Gemsp. 195
Gems in Literaturep. 204
The Holy Biblep. 205
Stones of the New Jerusalem: Marbodep. 210
De Lapidibus: Marbodep. 211
Precious Stones in Shakespeare's Playsp. 226
Precious Stones in Shakespeare's Poemsp. 233
Birthstonesp. 236
The Power of Shapep. 260
Appendixp. 263
Indexp. 284
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