The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
Being a description of their sentiments and folk lore etc. etc.
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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones Being a description of their sentiments and folk lore etc. etc.

By George Frederick Kunz
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Table of Contents
  • The Curious Lore of Precious Stones
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • I Superstitions and Their Sources
  • II On the Use of Precious and Semi-Precious Stones as Talismans and Amulets
  • III On the Talismanic Use of Special Stones36
    • Agate
    • Alexandrite
    • Amber
    • Amethyst
    • Beryl
    • Bloodstone
    • Carbuncle
    • Carnelian
    • Chalcedony
    • Chrysoberyl
    • Chrysolite
    • Chrysoprase
    • Coral
    • Diamond
    • Emerald
    • Gypsum
    • Hematite
    • Jacinth
    • Jade
    • Jasper
    • Jet
    • Lapis-Lazuli
    • Loadstone
    • Malachite
    • Moonstone
    • Onyx
    • Pyrites
    • Rock-crystal
    • Ruby
    • Sapphire
    • Sard
    • Serpentine
    • Topaz
    • Turquoise
  • IV On the Use of Engraved and Carved Gems as Talismans
  • V On Ominous and Luminous Stones
  • VI On Crystal Balls and Crystal Gazing
  • VII
    • Religious Uses of Precious Stones, Pagan, Hebrew, and Christian.
  • VIII On the High-Priest’s Breastplate
  • IX Birth-Stones
    • SENTIMENTS OF THE MONTHS
      • JANUARY
      • FEBRUARY
      • MARCH
      • APRIL
      • MAY
      • JUNE
      • JULY
      • AUGUST
      • SEPTEMBER
      • OCTOBER
      • NOVEMBER
      • DECEMBER
    • A HINDU LIST OF GEMS OF THE MONTHS437
    • HEBREW NAMES OF THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC
    • GEMS OF WEEK DAYS
    • PHENOMENAL GEMS FOR THE DAYS OF THE WEEK
    • GEMS OF THE HOURS
    • WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES
  • X Planetary and Astral Influences of Precious Stones
    • ZODIACAL GEMS
    • PLANETARY INFLUENCES OF STONES457
    • FIGURES OF THE PLANETS
    • ACROSTICS FORMED WITH STONES
    • GEMS OF COUNTRIES
    • UNITED STATES STONES
  • XI On the Therapeutic Use of Precious and Semi-Precious Stones
    • Diamond
    • Emerald
    • Jade
    • Ruby
    • Sapphire
    • Topaz
    • Bloodstone
  • Index
    • FOOTNOTES:
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