A Precious Stone

Author: Leslie M. Arno

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491756489

Category: Fiction

Page: 526

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After the death of her parents and grandparents, eighteen-year-old Jewel Etchemendy, a Basque woman, inherits her family’s 28,000-acre sheep ranch in Johnson County, Wyoming. When she receives an anticipated, yet unwelcome, marriage proposal from her best friend—the son of the family who manages her ranch—she flees, abandoning everything while throwing herself into college and then serving in Iraq as a combat nurse. Jewel’s story begins after she leaves the military to return home. She finds herself in an Alaskan wilderness competition where she meets and falls in love with a man who takes her on an adventure of a lifetime, where she is forced to make the ultimate life or death decision to save herself. After meeting Grady McDonald, an ex-U.S. Army sniper from Belle Fourche, South Dakota, she learns to accept love again. Grady’s family becomes her own, and the love and support from them strengthens her enough to face her fears and return to everything she had abandoned in Wyoming. Still not content to simply settle in Wyoming, Jewel and Grady embark on another adventure that changes the course of their lives. What is supposed to be a simple trip to help provide humanitarian aid, turns into a nightmare that takes them as far as Uganda where they will have to survive harsh conditions, militant Inherahamwe rebels, and a hostage situation that takes them beyond their limits. Grady, along with a team of ex-military men from various branches of the armed services, will have to call on their military background and experience to free them from the grips of one of the most feared terrorists in Africa.

A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical

Author: Julius Wodiska

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377776743

Category: History

Page: 338

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Jewelry and the Precious Stones

With a History, and Description from Models, of the Largest Individual Diamonds Known: Including, Particularly, a Consideration of the Koh-i-noor's Claim to Notoriety

Author: Joseph Rupert Paxton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gems

Page: 40

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HAND-BK OF PRECIOUS STONES

Author: Meyer D. Rothschild

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362669791

Category: History

Page: 154

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The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

Being a Description of Their Sentiments and Folk Lore, Superstitions, Symbolism, Mysticism, Use in Medicine, Protection, Prevention, Religion, and Divination, Crystal Gazing, Birthstones, Lucky Stones and Talismans, Astral, Zodiacal, and Planetary

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486222271

Category: Science

Page: 406

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Excerpts from history and folklore trace the unusual beliefs and uses of gems since ancient times

The Cutting, Setting and Engraving of Precious Stones - A Historical Article on Working Gemstones

Author: Louis Dieulafait

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473394392

Category: Nature

Page: 38

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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "The Optical Properties of Gemstones and Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "The Cutting, Setting and Engraving of Precious Stones" contains information on the methods and equipment of the gem cutter. Intended to illustrate the main aspects of working gems it is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and to understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Jewelry and the Precious Stones

With a History, and Description from Models, of the Largest Individ

Author: Joseph Rupert Paxton

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781113372956

Category: History

Page: 50

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Precious Stones

Author: Max Bauer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486151255

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 281

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This classic study begins with a general analysis of precious stones followed by descriptions of their cutting and mounting. The remainder of this volume focuses on the diamond. 52 figures.

The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

With an Introduction Giving an Account of Jewish and Other Sects : with Notes Illustrating Obscure Passages and Explaining Obsolete Words and Phrases : for the Use of Schools, Academies, and Private Families

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 13

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Encyclopfdia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209153

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 668

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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."

The Philadelphia Medical Dictionary

Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica

Author: John Redman Coxe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright notices

Page: 433

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