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Collins Gem Gemstones

Author : Cally Oldershaw
ISBN : 0007286732
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A handy guide identifying over 170 types of the world's gemstones with beautiful colour photography taken from the Smithsonian Institution's archives.

Gemstones Collins Gem

Author : Cally Oldershaw
ISBN : 9780007551156
Genre : Science
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A handy guide identifying over 170 types of the world’s gemstones with beautiful colour photography taken from the Smithsonian Institution’s archives.


Author : Cally Oldershaw
ISBN : 0806941510
Genre : Nature
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Describes the history and characteristics of the most common gemstones, explains the unique qualities of the gems, and looks at how they are mined, cut, and polished.

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Elemental Energy

Author : Kristin Petrovich
ISBN : 9780062428837
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An aspirational guide to incorporating the transformative power of crystals and gemstones into a stylish life, from the founder of luxury crystal-infused skincare line Själ. There are many reference books on crystals on the market, but there is no book like Elemental Energy, which guides readers through incorporating the beauty, allure, and power of crystals into a stylish life. With its elegant aesthetic and lush, fashion-forward photography, Elemental Energy is an entirely new take on crystals—one that captures their magic and magnetism, but for a decidedly modern twenty-first century life, from organic skin care to at home spa treatments. Part aspirational, part prescriptive, Elemental Energy combines full-color photography throughout with innovative practices, tips, and techniques for harnessing the transformative energy of crystals and gemstones for optimal wellness and beauty. Author Kristin Petrovich—founder of luxury gem-infused skincare line Själ—takes readers from the basics of crystal and gemstone energy to building an affordable, essential crystal collection; from crafting crystal-infused skincare to self-care with crystal and gemstone massage; from creating luxurious and restorative crystal-centric rituals to finding the perfect stone to enhance every occasion. Timely and on-trend, Elemental Energy is the must have resource to a beautiful life infused with the energy of crystals and gemstones, from an unparalleled expert in the holistic, luxury beauty world—perfect for crystal obsessives and fashion savvy readers alike.

Gemstones Of The World

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 140276829X
Genre : Nature
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Collins Photo Guide To Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0002199092
Genre : Mineralogy
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A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.

Cutting Gemstones

Author : John Broadfoot
ISBN : 0646414615
Genre : Gem cutting
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Author : Aja Raden
ISBN : 9780062334718
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace. Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.

Simon Schuster S Guide To Gems And Precious Stones

Author : Kennie Lyman
ISBN : 0671604309
Genre : Nature
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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

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