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Gem and Lapidary Materials for Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers
by June Culp Zeitner

May 28, 2002--While rocks, minerals, and gems are the foundation of an important field of science, thery are also the materials of timeless art. Lapidary work is ageless, classless, and transcends national boundaries. It is contributed to by social customs, religious beliefs, rites, superstitions, and trade. This book is a complete overview of the materials used in the lapidary arts throughout history and up to the present. It is a showcase of the art form as well as a history of the art.

©1996 Geoscience Press
ISBN 0945005245





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