|Edition EurOpal - The Beauty of the Gem|
Edition EurOpal is an exclusive series of publications by Peter Semrád which are dedicated to the European opal and its historically important locality Červenica-Dubník.
The first part, The Beauty of the Gem, is focused on the gemmological properties of the stone. Principal themes such as types of opal, opal body, play-of-colour, opal cut and provenance are covered. The main thread is complemented by discussions of scientific and historical issues that are relevant to keep the structure of the work consistent.
The book is bilingual - Slovak and English.
The Story of European Precious Opal from Dubník
This book is dedicated to the history of the only opal mines in Europe and the oldest place in the world where this colourful gem was regularly mined. The Author will take you for a trip and through six main chapters will acquaint you with a fascinating story which originated in the heart of the northern part of the Slanské vrchy Mountains. But there is more behind because the region where European precious opal was mined was not a prominent or a wealthy one with a ready market for such treasure and thus all the mined gems were very quickly sent around the whole world.
Here you can buy the books separately.