Gem and Stone

Photographer Jen Altman's new book Gem and Stone showcases 50 of the world's most spectacular gems, rocks, metals, and minerals. Flipping from page to page, stone to stone, I found myself increasingly in a state of wonder and awe. Gemologist Thomas W. Overton writes in the foreword of the book: "A gem or a crystal represents an immediate, tangible connection to the vast forces of the universe." Take a look at the varying screwball ways these gems take shape.

Crystal Quartz
Stibnite (my personal fav)

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