What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent?
Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult.
Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites.
Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
Friends and Gems Inc. provides a flat rate shipping within Canada for orders:
orders up to $200 $14
orders $201 - $500 $24
$501+ is free.Processing
Orders will be processed and shipped within four (4) business days.Product Unavailability
If, for any reason, a product is not available, the customer service department will notify the customer to determine how the customer wishes to proceed.Shipping
Friends and Gems Inc. will primarily use Canada Post for shipping. A tracking number can be provided upon request.Worldwide Shipping
Worldwide shipping is available upon request; please contact us for more information.Damages Resulting from Shipping
Friends and Gems Inc. takes great care to package all shipments to avoid damage to products, but there may be rare occasions where your shipments arrive with damage. If any of the products in your order are damaged, please notify within 10 business days of purchase date. We will need to have photographic proof of damages to allow us to process the appropriate replacement or refund.
During the existing COVID-19 pandemic, the recommendations from the Health Officers are for businesses not to accept any exchanges of products once they leave the retail outlet. This recommendation is to protect the spread of the virus. We apologise for this temporary inconvenience, but assure you we will reassess this policy and will readjust our returns policy when the situation allows us to do so. Please rest assured our customers’ satisfaction with their products are of the utmost importance to us!
During times of regular operations Friends and Gems Inc. only except exchanges not returns.