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
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