Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kunz in the News, March 2015

Rubies, Blood-Red Beauty 
article by Victoria Gomelsky
New York Times
March 15, 2015

"In “The Curious Lore of Precious Stones,” a 1913 reference book by the famed gemologist George Frederick Kunz, he noted the ancient belief that “an inextinguishable flame burned” inside the stone. “If cast into the water, the ruby communicated its heat to the liquid, causing it to boil,” he wrote."

Jewellery | Tiffany toasts top clients
The Australian Financial Review
March 15, 2015

"The pale pink-violet stone kunzite was named after the company's first gemologist, George Frederick Kunz, who described the gem in 1902."

1919 Article by Dr. Kunz on the Russian Crown Jewels

The Internet Archive has a June 1919 article describing the Crown Jewels of Russia in great detail. The article from Art & Life magazine, was released by JStor to the Internet Archive in an effort to make their public domain materials available broadly.

You can view, download, and print the article in a number of formats at