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Gems and Precious Stones from an 1891 Encyclopedia

This plate was taken from a page in an 1891 encyclopedia. The plate was made under the supervision of Dr. George F. Kunz, research curator of precious stones for the American Museum of Natural History and gem expert for Messrs. Tiffany & Company. The images were drawn from the actual gems.

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