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Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition
£19.99

GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD: NEWLY REVISED FIFTH EDITION

HARDBACK BY SCHUMANN, WALTER

£19.99

ISBN
9781454909538
IMPRINT
STERLING
 
 
EDITION
5TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
STERLING PUBLISHING CO INC
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 JUL 2013

DESCRIPTION

Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying and selling gemstones. It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1,800 gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical and colour properties; and the way they are formed, structured and mined. The book also fully covers the optical features of gems - light and colour, luminescence, refraction and inclusions - and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and more. There are also many charts and diagrams as well as magnificent colour photographs of the stones with data about them on the facing page. If you want only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one!