Monday, August 9th, 2010
I recently reread the delightful book “Buried Treasure: Travels Through The Jewel Box” by the author Victoria Finlay.
Finlay travels across the world to tell the stories behind these miraculous oddities of nature. Her treasure maps are organized from the softest jewels to the hardest according to Mohs’ scale and each chapter includes curious and fascinating anecdotes relating to each stone.
The appendices in the back include lists of birthstones, anniversary gemstones, Mohs’ scale of relative hardness, alternative names, famous diamonds, names for cuts of gems, and glossary of gem words that are wonderfully informative.
This is an essential addition to your jewellery library and a pleasure to read.
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