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"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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452109079
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452109077
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By amy haney on October 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Gem and Stone: Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky is an extraordinary book. The photography is breath taking. Definitely my favorite book by Jenifer Altman!! Her words lead the reader to a calm and fascinating place of wonder. She rejuvenated my love for gems and stones all over again. Anyone that is interested in the nature of stones, birthstones, or the symbology of gems and stones MUST own this book. This book is truly a priceless piece of art.
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By Ixias on February 18, 2013
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Love the book. The pictures are great. The articles on the stones will be a great resource for beginners and add details for the long time hobbyist. Add the fact you can carry it with you to reference any time, can't beat that!
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By Lamia on January 12, 2013
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I got this book for my rock loving friend and when it came in the mail, I glanced through it and wanted a copy for myself! It was nicely laid out and the pictures were very pretty--a great coffee table book.
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Gorgeously rendered pics, but be aware that all stones are in extreme closeup, giving the images a singularly difficult-to-perceive quality.
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By Dj on November 28, 2012
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Just received my copy and I am delighted to add to my library. Beautiful documentation of each gem and stone accompanied by an insightful description into the history, properties and healing properties of each. Perfect gift I love it!
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