This 224 page Smithsonian Nature Guide to Gems comes with full color photographs and information on over 400 examples. The book measures 5 by 8.75 inches.
per the back cover:
-Discover and explore the diversity of gemstones with this compact and easy to use guide. Packed with more than 400 examples.
-Nature Guide Gems is the ideal companion for enthusiasts everywhere.
-Covers every major group of gems, including cut stones, precious metals, and organic gems.
-Stunning specially commissioned close-up photographs vividly reveal each gem and highlight its key features and facets.
-Illustrated profiles detail the key characteristics of each gem and provide quick, accessible information.
The guide is in wonderful condition. There are no missing or torn pages and there is no handwriting inside.
Buyer to pay USPS Media Mail delivery charges of $4.70. Depending on your location, Media Mail can take 4 to 10 days for delivery. If you would prefer Priority Mail for quicker delivery just let me know and I can give you a quote on that service. Delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, or American territories will have to be via Priority Mail as the postal service will not quote a delivery time for Media Mail to those locations.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Sellers have already been notified that this January the cost of shipping will increase between 6% and 10%. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges will also take a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.