Jewelry Guide - Culture Mine
Diamonds, gold, and gemstones have histories filled with intrigue and lore, but
you shouldn't have to feel like buying fine jewelry is a mysterious and confusing
experience. Here are just a few books to check out of your favorite bookstore or
library. Remember, "Knowledge is Power!"
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
George F. Kuntz
Originally published in 1913, this tome is a "monument to the 'hidden' side
Ancient Legends of Gems and Jewels
Alda Jangl and James F. Jangl
A small, interesting paperback that explains the myths and mysteries surrounding
gemstones that have held our fascination for centuries.
Gemstones of the World
This reference book is superb, and it contains beautiful pictures. And take the
title seriously - they mean all the gemstones in the world, not just the garden
variety. Also by the same author: The Magic of Jewels and Charms.
Great pictures, history, lore and facts. Part of a seven-book series by the same
author: other titles include Rubies and Sapphires, Jade, Pearls,
Emeralds, Opals, and Gem Lore.
The National Gem Collection
Offered by the Museum of Natural History
This coffee table book provides an overview of the world of gems, focusing on the
10,000 amazing gemstones and jewelry pieces in the National Museum of Natural History
in Washington, D.C.
This highly respected gemologist tells you all you need to know about the history
of the diamond, mining techniques, and technical aspects of gemology in a very accessible
Diamonds: Magic, Myth, and Reality
Ed. Robert Maillard
Impressive in both size and scope, this book is extremely helpful to diamond novices
who prefer to be thorough.
Engagement and Wedding Rings: The Buying Guide for People in Love
Antoinette Leonard Matlins
The title says it all. You are in love and this is the greatest romantic moment
you may have as a couple - don't go out there unarmed!