Gem Magic by Raymond Walters

Gem Magic by Raymond Walters

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Precious stones, gems and crystals have been valued throughout history not only for their rarity and expense, but for their mystical properties too. Garnet is rumoured to stimulate the heart, while the pearl offers the protection of the goddess Diana - coral, so-called 'witch-stone', is said to guard against the evil eye, and amethyst is said to prevent drunkenness.

Gem Magic guides the reader through the uses of and stories surrounding a cornucopia of stones. Introducing the inherent properties of dazzling selection of gems, gemologist Raymond Walters describes how each stone is formed and its key properties, what beliefs have been associated with them through history and around the world, and both their scientific and occult uses. Famous stones, both real and mythical, are lyrically described - from the infamous Koh-i-Noor diamond to unicorn horn and bezoar.
Article Number:
136111
Author:
Raymond Walters
Brand Name:
Quarto UK
ISBN:
9781787393509
Number of Pages:
160
Product Depth:
1.9 cm
Product Height:
21.3 cm
Product Weight:
0.52 kg
Product Width:
16.6 cm
Published:
05.01.2021
Publisher:
Quarto UK
Product details
Precious stones, gems and crystals have been valued throughout history not only for their rarity and expense, but for their mystical properties too. Garnet is rumoured to stimulate the heart, while the pearl offers the protection of the goddess Diana - coral, so-called 'witch-stone', is said to guard against the evil eye, and amethyst is said to prevent drunkenness.

Gem Magic guides the reader through the uses of and stories surrounding a cornucopia of stones. Introducing the inherent properties of dazzling selection of gems, gemologist Raymond Walters describes how each stone is formed and its key properties, what beliefs have been associated with them through history and around the world, and both their scientific and occult uses. Famous stones, both real and mythical, are lyrically described - from the infamous Koh-i-Noor diamond to unicorn horn and bezoar.
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Article Number:
136111
Author:
Raymond Walters
Brand Name:
Quarto UK
ISBN:
9781787393509
Number of Pages:
160
Product Depth:
1.9 cm
Product Height:
21.3 cm
Product Weight:
0.52 kg
Product Width:
16.6 cm
Published:
05.01.2021
Publisher:
Quarto UK