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Colored Gemstones

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763729
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gems---such as Internet auctions and TV shopping---there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect colored gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. Written by an "insider," this easy-to-read guide is the "unofficial colored gemstone bible" for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased. "Restores the magic! [Will] entertain and enlighten all its readers and save some from heartbreak. Recommended reading."---Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey News "An appropriate book for the uninformed public, but more than that, it is a good reference book for jewelers and their staffs, gem collectors, students of gemology, travelers, teachers, and even those who know gemology but want a state-of-the-art review."---Lapidary Journal "Includes all kinds of fun facts to know and tell ... an essential resource for the gem buyer."---Art & Antiques "Takes the guesswork out ... [helps you] obtain the best value for your money."---Modern Bride "Well explained and illustrated ... the best of its kind and likely to be of enormous value to anyone."---Frederick H. Pough, Ph.D., former curator of gems & minerals, American Museum of Natural History, NYC Purchasing colored gemstones can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make buying gemstones confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, Antoinette Matlins, P.G., an internationally respected expert on buying gems, puts her insider knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. Filled with practical advice, it gives you all the information you need to buy colored gems with confidence. Author of Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide---the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports and in use in over 100 countries---Matlins turns her attention exclusively to colored gemstones, covering in depth all the latest trends, treatments, and trickery to look out for, as well as fascinating mythical tidbits. In simple, straightforward terms, she offers practical tips that could only come from an "insider." The author leaves no stone unturned to give you everything you need to know---whether you are a novice or a connoisseur. With Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide, you'll find the experience of buying gemstones can be a joy, and the gemstones and jewelry you select a source of lasting pleasure! "To answer critical buying questions, it takes an author who has been immersed in the jewelry business, has seen the full range of material, and is able to share those experiences in a thorough yet easy-to-read manner. Antoinette Matlins has managed to do just that with her Colored Gemstones and Diamonds buying guides."---Gems & Gemology "With Antoinette Matlins' name on the cover, the reader knows the text will be useful. Ms. Matlins is internationally recognized as an authority on gems and the gem market. [A] useful reference and guide for dealers, buyers and owners of gemstones."---Rock & Gem "Excellent.... From collectors of gemstones and jewelry to those who want a basic buying guide for contemporary gems. From understanding the basic factors which denote quality in a gem to evaluating different types of gems and asking the right questions when buying, this is packed with guidelines."---Midwest Book Review "An absolute must-read."---Mazal U'Bracha Diamonds

Colored Gemstones

Author : Paul Deasy
ISBN : 0982115601
Genre : Science
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.

Color Encyclopedia Of Gemstones

Author : Joel E. Arem
ISBN : 0412989115
Genre : Science
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Provides information on all known gemstone species and varieties, discussing physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential, and includes complete data on synthetic gems

Colored Gemstones

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ISBN : LCCN:2003279470
Genre : Precious stones
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Modern Jeweler S Consumer Guide To Colored Gemstones

Author : David Federman
ISBN : 9781468464887
Genre : Science
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Since early 1989, a gem dealer I've known for years has been calling me every few weeks to brief me on mounting mayhem in Colombia's lucrative emerald market. The troubling gist of these calls is always this: There is a full-fledged turf war going on between that South American country's bustling drug and gem trades for control of its emerald ex port business. According to this dealer and several others, anywhere from two to four thousand emerald industry people, mostly miners and deal ers, have been murdered since 1980. No doubt the gem sector, itself never gun shy, has retaliated in full and in kind. After all, the two groups have banded together in an intermittent alliance against a common enemy-Communist guerillas-with results the CIA would envy. I mention this bloodshed because of something the gem dealer once said to me: "I bet you never think of what a gem has to go through to get to a jewelry store:' He's right. I tend to think of colored stones as things of beauty, not objects of gruesome power struggles between mining kingpins and drug lords. Can you blame me, or anyone with insider knowledge, if a gem sheds any connection with its past once sculpted by a cutter into the glittering mar vel we see in a jeweler's showcase? Like Odysseus listening to the sirens' song, we become victims of an aesthetics-induced amnesia.

Tuning Fork Therapy Using Crystals With Tuning Forks

Author : Francine Milford
ISBN : 9780557544936
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Tuning Fork Therapy® using Crystals with tuning forks is a manual instructing the user in how to incorporate crystals and gemstones with tuning forks in a healing session. Manual includes easy to follow directions and photographs. Certification and more information is available online at www.TuningForkTherapy.com

Gemstones

Author : Keith Wallis (F.G.A.)
ISBN : 1851496300
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Whether buying gem-set jewellery or loose stones, you will be faced with a colourful array of beauty

Faceting History

Author : Glenn Klein
ISBN : 9781599260822
Genre : History
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The author of, "Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones" has for a long time had a deep interest in learning how the early faceters (cutters) of diamonds and colored gemstones were able to complete their work. What methods did they use? What equipment did they have to make success possible? How soon did they discover how to complete the many phases necessary to accomplish their work? How did the equipment and methods differ between fashioning diamonds and faceting colored stones? These are just a few of the questions that the author wanted to find the answers for. In looking for answers to these and other questions, the author found that there were bits and pieces of information available in many previous books, but there was not a good book available that would answer most of his questions. Upon hearing the author's remarks about this fact, one of the librarians at the wonderful library located at the Gemological Institute of America's Carlsbad campus said that if such a book was not available, "maybe you should write the book!" Well, the author had been thinking of doing just that, but the remark caused the author to see the light and agree to get started on the project. Little did he know then that the project would require many months of eight hour days over seven day weeks to get the book completed. He decided to write a book that would answer these and other related questions that he had. The thought also occurred to him that such a book would be a valuable volume to be placed in libraries of individual faceters around the world. He realized that such a book would also be of great value to anyone who works behind a Jewelry store counter. A successful sales person isone who is knowledgeable about the products that they are selling. A book of faceting information would be extremely valuable if read and re-read from time to time. A customer in the Jewelry store will no doubt be favorably impressed by a sales presentation that is made with the use of interesting and informative information about diamonds and the various colored gemstones. The customer will be convinced that the sales person knows about what they are talking. The author has spent nearly three years on the project of researching the GIA library and other libraries, along with the extensive personal library of gemstone related books that he personally possesses. Many conflicting reports were noted in his study. He has made the statements in his book reflect the most commonly accepted opinions, of the most respected authors' works that he has found in his research. History is only obtainable from the earlier works of other authors. We cannot go back to the long past centuries ourselves, to see first hand what really happened and when it happened. A study of faceting history requires making the best choices of the information that is available. This completed book answers questions as to why the fashioning of diamonds was/is so different from the faceting of colored gemstones. The book compares the needed equipment and the methods that have brought the greatest successes. In addition, a great deal of other information connected to faceting is included. There are seven chapters in the book and there are over 125 photographs of the early equipment and methods that were used. The photographs show the faceters, the workroom conditions, and the tools and equipment that they used to completebeautiful and lasting gemstones. The book chapters are titled: An Introduction to Faceting, Early Man's Stone Appreciation, Diamond Fashioning Procedure and Equipment, Colored Stone Faceting Procedure and Equipment, The Evolution of Cut Designs, Famous and Historic Gemstones, Sources of Diamond and Colored Stone Rough, and lastly, Advances in Faceting Over the Past One Hundred Years. Within each of these chapters the reader will find a multitude of additional and interesting information. Chapter One: Early Faceting Inform

Tiffany Colored Gems

Author : John Loring
ISBN : UVA:X030262824
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Lavishly illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs, this collection traces the dazzling history of Tiffany & Companys use of colored stones in its jewelry designs from the mid-19th century to the present day.

Color A Creation Gemstones

Author : Amanda Rambo
ISBN : 1542790875
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Color A Creation Gemstones Volume3, The 11th installment in the Color a Creation, adult coloring book series. Walk through these hand drawn pages designed specifically with a Gem coloring lover in mind. These illustrations have a variety of difficulty levels and intricacies. ***Disclaimer*** This book does not include any tutorials for coloring gems. For a tutorial on normal gems please check out my youtube channel at https: //www.youtube.com/c/vitruvianart For written tutorials on gems please see my etsy shop at Etsy.com/shop/vitruvianart

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