"Gem and Stone: Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky (Chronicle 2012) is a truly gorgeous book that looks at 50 gems ranging from peridot and amethyst to malachite and chrysocolla.... Whether you're a gem and mineral lover like I am (obsessed) or just appreciate a beautiful (and informative) coffee table book, this one NEEDS to be on your list. I can guarantee we're going to see this popping up in magazines, home tours and on people's inspiration boards for a long time to come." -- Design*Sponge
About the Author
Jen Altman is a photographer and writer living in North Carolina.
Heather Smith Jones is a Lawrence, Kansas-based artist.
Thomas W. Overton is managing editor at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.