Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook) (Paperback)
Gemstones features over 800 incredible images and richly detailed descriptions. Included are more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metal. This fact-packed volume holds information on everything from gemstone shapes and their composition to where they occur and how they are fashioned.
With this absolute gem from the DK Handbooks series, you will gain comprehensive insight into the identifying characteristics of different gemstones, their colours, cuts, and hardness levels. Covering radiant gemstones like amber, rubellite, and emeralds, Gemstones is led by careful research, high-quality visuals, and easy-to-understand text.
This indispensable guide is the perfect companion for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.
The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!
Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.
Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:
Margaret Atwood; Freddie Bitsoie; Sandra Cisneros; Lynn Cline; William deBuys; Ashley Ford; John Grisham; Roshi Joan Halifax; Joy Harjo; Anne Hillerman; Cheryl Alters Jamison; Craig Johnson; Asma Khan; Phil Klay; Jon Krakauer; Valeria Luiselli; Deborah Madison; Emily St. John Mandel; George R. R. Martin; James McGrath Morris; Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.; Carmella Padilla Douglas Preston; Kirstin Valdez Quade; Bob Shacochis; Henry Shukman; Hampton Sides; Bryant Terry; Darryl Lorenzo Wellington; Colson Whitehead; Don Winslow; Lawrence Wright