Gem Identification Made Easy

Gem Identification Made Easy

A Hands-on Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

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This colorful book offers you a window into the world of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most amazing people of the twentieth century. You will learn about Gandhi’s life—from his time as a student in London to his work for equality in South Africa and India—and his methods of peaceful, but not passive, resistance to injustice.

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The third edition of this accessible and knowledgeable guide to gem identification features updated information on new techniques and gems, including the high-pressure/high-temperature techniques used to treat some types of diamonds, methods for detecting diffusion techniques used to color sapphires, and new instruments for identification. Basic identification techniques are stressed, with instruction in setting up a lab, and discussion of instruments. More advanced techniques are then discussed. A chapter is included on antique and estate jewelry. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : GemStone Press, 2003
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780943763347
Branch Call Number: 553.8 M427g, 2003
Characteristics: xxii, 330 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bonanno, Antonio C.


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