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Get the Gems and Jewels App

The University of Chicago Press and Touch Press in collaboration with the Field Museum have released Gems and Jewels for iPad. This new app is a dazzling adaptation of our book Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World written by Lance Grande, Senior Vice President of The Field Museum and curator of the Grainger Hall of Gems where the gemstones and jeweled pieces in the app reside. Gems and Jewels for the iPad was developed by Touch Press, creators of The Elements and The Solar System for iPad. It is priced at $13.99 and is available to download from the Apple iTunes App Store. For more information read our press release.

Gems and Jewels App

A Video from Touch Press

Gems and Gemstones

The Book Behind the App

Gems and Gemstones:
Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World

by Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn
352 pages | 290 color plates, 7 line drawings, 5 tables | 8-1/2 x 10 | © 2009

“Eye candy abounds in this volume on gems based on the newly revamped Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum in Chicago. The book covers such topics as how gems form in nature, how they are classified, and the fascinating history of humanity’s love of jewels.”—Scientific American

Buy the book at 30% off.

Gems and Gemstones Photo Gallery

Images from the Book

See a birthstone cycle photo gallery from the book and sample pages in PDF form.

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