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Gemstones Of The World

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 140276829X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 77. 39 MB
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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.

Gemstones

Author : Arthur Thomas
ISBN : 1845376021
Genre : Gems
File Size : 36. 41 MB
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Gemstones is a comprehensive guide to the fascinating world of precious and semi-precious crystals.As well as the naturally occurring minerals that have long been prized as gemstones, such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies, the book covers 'organic gems', including pearls, amber and coral, and synthetic gems and simulants, or imitations.An introductory section examines the appeal of gemstones, the history and the popularity of collecting, the basic rock types, principles of crystal formation and physical properties, while the main encyclopedic section provides information on the origins and makeup of around 180 major stones, their properties and qualities, as well as major world sources.The latter sections of the book cover the cutting and finishing processes, the ways in which stones can be enhanced or 'improved' and offers pointers on starting a collection and exploring the subject in greater depth.

Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 1405357975
Genre : Gems
File Size : 42. 46 MB
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Masters

Author : Marthe Le Van
ISBN : 1579908322
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 73. 35 MB
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What awesome craftsmanship appears throughout this unique volume--the zenith of an art that marries the world’s most exceptional gems with exquisitely-honed metal designs. Approximately forty of the world’s top jewelers present expertly-fashioned settings that embrace a diversity of styles and techniques, including pavé, channel, invisible, gypsy, wire, and tension. Christoph Krähenmann’s creations display a fabulous fusion of Swiss artisanship and American ingenuity, old world elegance and contemporary chic. Paula Crevoshay’s jewelry focuses on the way gems make light tangible; she is considered by many to be one of the finest colorists today. And Kent Raible finds his inspiration in the opulent, intricate gold work of antiquity. Whether encrusted with diamonds or emphasizing just one glimmering stone, all these bejeweled pieces are simply stunning.

The Healing Power Of Gemstones

Author : Harish Johari
ISBN : 0892816082
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This is the most comprehensive guide to the chemical and subtle nature of gemstones and their use throughout history. Johari includes detailed instructions for the creation of gem talismans and the rituals surrounding the use of gems to obtain desired effects. He also uses Hindu astrology to explain the gems you should wear to maximize your physical and psychological well-being. New edition of a popular classic. This is the first book in this subject area to draw on the ancient Hindu sciences of Tantra, Ayurvedic medicine, and astrology, as well as on the author's own family tradition of gemology.

Gemstones

Author : Michael Babinski
ISBN : 0964407906
Genre : Nature
File Size : 37. 86 MB
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A concise, intriguing compilation describing both the physical & mythical properties of gemstones. Notes, among other things, that rubies & sapphires are different colors of the mineral corundum... Viking mariners used thin slices of the gem iolite to help determine the true position of the sun on cloudy days... The Chinese have a legend that pearls fall to the earth as rain when dragons fight in the sky... Scandinavian women wore opals in their hair to prevent the blond locks from turning gray. Organized alphabetically, covering most precious stones from agate to zircon. Sections devoted to each stone's history, legends from different parts of the world & its color varieties. Gems are rated for hardness & durability. Birthstones & anniversary gemstones are listed. Describes the process by which gems are excavated, graded & turned into jewelry; explains the technical descriptions of a stone's physical characteristics; & discusses the magical connotations applied to many gems. GEMSTONES: BEAUTY, LORE & FASCINATION is available through Intarsia Press, 14176 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd., Woodinville, WA 98072. (206) 485-0625.

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.

Colored Gemstones

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763729
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 44. 80 MB
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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

Handy Pocket Guide To Asian Gemstones

Author : Carol Clark
ISBN : 9781462907267
Genre : Nature
File Size : 25. 97 MB
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Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.

Gemstones

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ISBN : 9789810559380
Genre : Gems
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Gemstones: A Thai Love Story presents an essential reference guide to the world of Thai gems, for every level of interest. In four beautifully illustrated sections, the book furnishes buyers with all they need to know about buying gems in Thailand, in an easy-to-read format, set in a context of Thai history and culture. The buyer's guide is designed to cut through the complex process of gem identification and authentication. Each gem is described precisely, highlighting its distinguishing characteristics and variations, as well as its man-made imitators. The guide also acquaints readers with the history and origin of each gem and provides useful tips on how to make a good purchase, and look after the gem subsequent to purchase. An introduction to the Thai gem manufacturing process and key markets gives the layman some insight into the gem industry in Thailand, and the intricacies of gem trading, equipping the reader with the knowledge he requires when he visits one of the most exciting gem markets of the world. Finally, a concise glossary gives understanding of the technical terms used within the book.

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