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Pearls: A Natural History

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A book with the luster and allure of its subject, Pearls is the most spectacular volume ever produced on this prized gem. Blending history, science, and the jeweler's art to celebrate these natural treasures - as in Abrams' hugely successful Amber - this lavishly illustrated volume, shimmering with new color photography and archival images, traces the natural and cultural ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Harry N. Abrams
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Keith
May 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked it. A comprehensive overview of how pearls became valuable through various cultures and how they form chemically and biologically. Never thought I would care about pearls but they have a very important and unexpected role in our history.
Samantha Wlazlak (Trixi Crafts)
I just recently received this book in the mail and it far exceeded my expectations. It is basically like a school textbook all about one specific little gem, the pearl! It discusses how pearls form, the different oysters/pearl types, collecting pearls, history of pearls, and more. It is a priceless addition to any library and the photos in the book are really great as well...
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