Book of the Pearl: It's History, Art, Science and Industry

by GEORGE FREDERICK KUNZ
$56.99

Publisher: DOVER

Publication Date: November 24, 2011

ISBN: 9780486422763

Binding: Paperback

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This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.