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Precious stones in nature, art, and literature

by S. M. Burnham

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Published by B. Whidden in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Precious stones,
  • Gems

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby S.M. Burnham.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS752 .B96
    The Physical Object
    Pagination400 p.
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7001537M
    LC Control Number08030350
    OCLC/WorldCa3836782

    A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli and opal) and occasionally organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often Missing: literature. The exception is precious stones. Not only are they the most durable creations of Mother Nature, but their visual splendor is truly eternal. This book presents a completely fresh approach to the subject.

    Rock/Stone: Ruby. Clue: A type of sandstone that was popularly used as a building material and lent its name to rowhouses in residential city blocks. Rock/Stone: Brownstone. Clue: Semi-precious stone that exhibits a greater range of color than any other gem. According to an old Egyptian legend, on its long 'tour' up from the center of the Earth. Renny has embraced life through art and books, where his love of nature extends to observations of the sacred, profane, and humorous in the world around us. His current adventure is the art of book binding and restoration of books as art.

    The Natural History (Latin: Naturalis Historia) is a work by Pliny the is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire to the modern day and purports to cover all ancient knowledge. The work's subject area is thus not limited to what is today understood by natural history; Pliny himself defines his scope as "the natural world, or life". The Tyrians traded in precious stones supplied by Syria. (Ezekiel ) The merchants of Sheba and Raamah in south Arabia, and doubtless India and Ceylon supplied the markets of Tyre with various precious stones. The art of engraving on precious stones was known from the very earliest times.


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This book discusses the myths, superstitions, and biblical significance associated with the stone. Auble, Cassandra, "The Cultural Significance of Precious Stones in Early Modern England" ().

Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History. A Book of Precious Stones: the identification of gems and gem minerals, and an account Many Christian civilizations believed that because a stone came from nature. This type of art can be actual carving of the stone itself: When it comes to relatively inexpensive stones and also owing to the softer nature of the stone, some jewelry makers actually carve on the stone itself rather than simply using the well cut stone in metal settings.

The carving of precious stones can be made into little statues, netsukes, daggers and even other g: literature. Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.

The list of gemstones below will discuss the difference between a precious stone and a semi precious stone as well as guide you to where the gemstone treatments are discussed.

What Is A Precious Stone. What is the difference between precious stones and semi precious stones. These terms are based on old traditions from the west.

The only "precious" gemstones are diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. All other quality stones are called "semiprecious," even though they may not be any less valuable or beautiful. Today, mineralogists and gemologists describe stones in technical terms, including their chemical composition, Mohs hardness, and crystal structure.

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Her first book was the children's story The Prophecy of the Stones or The Prophecy of The Gems (original title: "La Prophétie des Pierres").

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