by Christine Woodward and Roger Harding
The Natural History Museum, London, 1987, colour photographs throughout, paperback, ISBN 0113100205
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, corners curved (see photographs)
'When white light strikes and travels through a gem, it gives it the illusion of color. What else lies beneath the breathtaking beauty of the gemstones we see in jewellery shop windows, marvel at in museums and adorn ourselves with? Discover it all for yourself in this dazzling color photo collection of cut and uncut stones, exquisite pieces of jewellery, and exotic sculptures.'