The Book of the Pearl: Its History, Art, Science, and Industry

Voorkant
Courier Corporation, 1 jan. 2001 - 548 pagina's
This monumental, profusely illustrated volume by two noted authorities is probably the largest single collection of data on the subject of pearls. Its enormous amount of detailed information covers their origin and history, structure, and form; the pearl fisheries of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas; fascinating facts and lore on pearl-culture and pearl-farming; the gem's mystical and medicinal properties; famous pearl collections around the world; and much more. Over 180 illustrations enhance the highly readable text, sure to intrigue any lover of gems.
 

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Excellent and authoritative review of pearls in jewelry in history and folklore by the former vice-president of Tiffany & Co., and America's "Gem Expert" for many years. Volledige review lezen

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PEARLs AMONG THE ANCIENTS
1
ORIGIN or PEARLS
35
SoURcES or PEARLs
65
EAsT AERIcAN PEARL FIsHERIES
153
THE BRITIsH IsLES
159
CHAPTER rAcz XI PEARLCULTURE AND PEARLFARMING
285
MYSTICAL AND MEmc1NAL PROPERTIES OF PEARLS
301
VALUES AND COMMERCE or PEARLS
319
TREATMENT AND CARE OF PEARLS
375
PEARLS AS USED IN ORNAMENTS AND DECORATION 493
401
FAMOUS PEARLS AND COLLECTIONS
449
THE ABORIGINAL USE OF PEARLS AND THEIR D1Sc0vERY IN MOUNDS AND GRAVES 435
483
BIBLIOGRAPHY
517
INDEx
541
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