While we poured over the dinosaur, planet and wildlife DK Smithsonian books as kids, the newest addition to their collection has us feeling that same excitement.
GEM: The Definitive Visual Guide includes more than 400 pages of gorgeous photos of jewelry and gemstones (need we say more?).
It includes a guide to all of the different cuts, colors and uses of gems: from sapphire to obsidian and everything in between.
And, of course, we want to check out the featured royal jewelry collections, since (unfortunately) this is probably the closest we'll ever get to them.
Travel, adventure, mystery and natural history as it relates to jewels? Yeah, we'll take it.