Jennifer Haltli


Gems, Diamonds, Pearls, Synthetic, Jewelry, Intermediate, Excellent

Document Type

Book Review


Gems are found in the apparel of the richest, most prominent people. From the Southwest elder’s turquoise bolo to the London starlet’s diamond necklace, gems communicate prowess. Discover how gems become a part of grand clothes and jewelry by learning what the world’s gems are, where they are found, and how they are made and transformed into wearables. Diamonds, with their different cuts and historical significance, pearls, with their living complexity, and ten other gems are explored with their definitions, environmental origins, and chemical classifications. If money is an issue, discover the power of beautiful imitations, synthetics, and cultured gems.