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Gems

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Enter into the fascinating world of precious gems through this unique volume that brings together the wonders of mineralogy and masterpieces of jewelry. Both a reference book and an exhibition catalog, Gems unveils the fascinating world of minerals and gems through a dialogue between the prestigious collections of the Museum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris and the great French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels. The Museum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris welcomes the exhibition Gems from March 31, 2020-January 30, 2021. This beautifully illustrated volume brings together an international team of mineralogists, scientists, and specialists in natural history and in the history of jewelry, under the editorial direction of Francois Farges, to explore the diversity of the mineral universe through an exceptional selection of geological specimens (some published here for the first time), legendary gems, and exceptional ornaments created throughout history. Raw crystals, cut stones, and jewelry are compared and contrasted, shedding light on both the natural wonders made by the Earth itself and the virtuoso creations of human hands that transform them into works of art.

Product code: 9782081512955

ISBN 9782081512955
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H245xW190
On Sale Date 03/09/2020
Publisher Editions Flammarion
No. Of Pages 304