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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

A Compendium of Gemstone Folklore, Superstitions and Mysticism

304 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited

This classic book has been in continuous print since its first publication in 1913.

Written by America's first ever gemologist who was a gem expert for Tiffany & Co for the majority of his life.

In the highly popular, beautifully-produced Mystic Archives series.

Author Bio
George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932) was a prominent American gemologist, responsible for many advances in the gem and mineral world including identifying a new color of spodumene that was named kunzite in his honor. He heavily influenced New York jeweler Charles Lewis Tiffany to produce his first semi-precious green tourmaline line of jewellery for his company, Tiffany & Co. From the age of 24, and for the remainder of his life, Kunz served as gemstone expert for the iconic New York jeweler. His classic work, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones, remains a must-read work for anyone interested in the beauty and mythology of precious gems.