Famous Gems, Precious Stones, and Semiprecious Stones

These old prints come from early 20th century encyclopedias and dictionaries.  Each stone and gem was illustrated to look as realistic as possible. On the first illustration it says, ‘This plate was made under the supervision of Dr. George F. Kunz, research curator of precious stones for the American Museum of Natural History, and gem expert for Messrs. Tiffany & Co. Drawn from the actual gems.’  Individually each one is beautiful, but together on the page they are candy for the eye!

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About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My usual interests are cooking, wine, horticulture, art, and old books, but lately I've been obsessed with saving for a piece of land, so I can practice sustainability and learn to live as close to the land as possible, and then help others to do the same. To relax I listen to Dharma talks. Namaste!
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