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Ancient Gems and Finger Rings Hardcover – January 1, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0892362158 ISBN-10: 0892362154 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892362154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892362158
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,407,637 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I was disappointed with this book because I was expecting different content. My interest is in gems and antique/vintage jewelry. This subject, which is in the title of the book, is only discussed in terms of ancient seals. The book says nothing about the ancient gems and finger rings that do not contain stone seals.
I feel the title of the book was misleading to the buyer, as it does not say that the book is solely dedicated to ring seals and scarab seals or cameo-portrait type, carved stone rings. Perhaps a more accurate title would be "Ancient Gem Seals and Seal Finger Rings", however I doubt this would generate the same amount of sales.
Since the cost of the book is quite high, I think the Amazon description should be more accurate about the contents. I am inclined to think the buyer is mislead as a selling technique, to make an otherwise boring book seem luscious. I wish I did not purchase this book and for those of you contemplating such a purchase I say to you, "I would NOT buy this book unless you are obsessed with ancient stone seals."
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