Which gemstones stop the evil eye? Who was rumoured to possess a horn of a unicorn? Which stone is said to be made from tears of a dragon?
Gems, rocks and crystals have fascinated people for millennia. From the ancient Egyptians to modern-day healers, gems have been treasured for not only their beauty, but also their supernatural powers. The folklore and mythology surrounding these glistening stones are almost as enchanting as the gems themselves, reaching across all corners of the globe and epochs of civilization.
Written by an expert mineralogist, Gem Magic unearths the legends and facts behind some of the world’s exquisite rocks – from ancient wisdom to fantastical lore, to the practical uses of gems to enrich your everyday life.
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