The Curious Lore of Precious Stones; being a description of their sentiments and folk lore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones and talismans, astral, zodiacal, and planetary.
George Frederick Kunz
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones; being a description of their sentiments and folk lore, superstitions, symbolism, mysticism, use in medicine, protection, prevention, religion, and divination, crystal gazing, birthstones, lucky stones and talismans, astral, zodiacal, and planetary. Image Cover
Publisher:Dover Publications
Place Published:New York
Genre:Gems
Pages:xiv, 406
ISBN:0486222276"
Dewey:398.365
LCC:GR805 .K8 1971
Format:Paperback
Edition:Dover Edition of 1971
Release:1913
Comments: illus. (part col.), facsims.

Summary: Foremost gemologist presents definitive study of the magical abilities and strange characteristics of precious stones. Wide range of sources (Greek, Latin documents, medieval lapidaries, Eddas, Egyptian writings, Oriental gem books, the Bible) reveal magic, occult, medicinal and religious uses of dozens of gems. 65 plates, 8 in color.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Gems Folklore, Gems