Gemstone hunter
Gemstone hunter
Gary Bowersox, The Gem Hunter
Gary Bowersox, The Gem Hunter

"Gemstones of Afghanistan" by Gary Bowersox

Foreword Written by Richard Liddicoat, Chairman of the Gemological Institute of America.

GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN is the first comprehensive, fully-documented book on the geology, history, and lore of the gems and minerals of this war-ravaged crossroads between the Near East and the Far East.

GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN features stunning color photographs, original maps, and geographic coordinates of significant mines. The authors have compiled a wide-ranging and thorough set of references that, like the book, will prove invaluable to jewelers, gem buyers, geologists, historians, and those who seek to make a careful assessment of the riches Afghanistan has to offer.

GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN is the first complete reference on gemstones of Afghanistan - the results of 23 years of researching over 6,500 years of history.

  • Hardcover, glossy 81/2" x 11", 244-page collection edition
  • 110 photographs, maps and figures, including 52 in color
  • History of geology and gem mining in Afghanistan, describing mining methods and production
  • Detailed topographical and geological maps pinpoint gem and mineral deposits
  • Over 1,400 gem and mineral locations by coordinates
  • 2,000 years of geological, geographical and gemological exploration
  • Over 500 references and suggested readings
  • Color photographs of new cutting styles, carved gems and new jewelry designs


Take this opportunity to learn about this hidden source of gems, their history, lore, and properties. A Smithsonian quality collection of gems, and our one-of-a-kind custom-made pieces are shown in this book - many of which are available for sale.

The book: Gemstones of Afghanistan

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