Rare Gemstones

Rare Gemstones

How to Identify, Evaluate, and Care for Unusual Gems

Book - 2012
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Intl Jewelry Pubns
A full-color guide to identifying, evaluating and caring for rare and unusual gems, including information on their identification properties, history, geographic sources, treatments, imitations, durability, uses, and pricing.
Rare Gemstones provides concise information on uncommon gems used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. Besides listing the identification properties of the gems, it tells you where they're found, how they're used, why they're unique, how they're priced and how to care for them. High quality photos (482) show the different colors, cutting styles and varieties of each gem and give ideas on how each can be used creatively in jewelry. The following gems are discussed and illustrated: amblygonite, andalusite, apatite, aragonite, axinite, azurite, benitoite, bixbite, brazilianite, bronzite, calcite, cobaltocalcite, charoite, chrysocolla, cuprite, danburite, diaspore, diopside, dumortierite, enstatite, epidote, fluorite, gaspéite, haüyne, hematite, hemimorphite, howlite, idocrase, jeremejevite, kornerupine, kyanite, larimar, lepidolite, magnesite, marcasite, maw-sit-sit, moldavite, obsidian, pectolite, phenakite, phosphosiderite, prehnite, psilomelane, pyrite, red beryl, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, scapolite, scheelite, seraphinite, serpentine, sodalite, sillimanite, smithsonite, sphalerite, sphene, sugilite, taaffeite, titanite, tugtupite, unakite, variscite, vesuvianite, zultanite. Rare Gemstones is a companion book to Newman's Gemstone Buying Guide and an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, gem dealers and consumers.

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In this companion to her Gemstone Buying Guide, Newman, a gemologist and author of other gem and jewelry guides, offers a guide to rare gemstones used in jewelry and their identification, geographic sources, cleaning and care, quality evaluation, retail price ranges, and treatments. Information is given for their chemical formula, characteristics from luster to toughness to crystal shape, and color, cut, clarity, carat, and history. Color photos show gems set in jewelry as well as loose. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : International Jewelry Publications, c2012
ISBN: 9780929975467
0929975464
Characteristics: 137 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm

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