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The visual guide to more than 130 gemstone varieties. The Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Gemstones is packed with more than 800 vivid full-color photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metals. With authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach, this concise guide to identification enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Photo-Encyclopedic Approach: Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the gemstone's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Additional color illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, color variations, and a wide range of popular cuts. Easy-to-use, color-coded bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Identification Made Easy: For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Dorling Kindersley Handbook of Gemstones explains what a gemstone is, how and where gemstones occur, what natural properties they possess, and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. to help you in the initial stages of identification, a color key illustrates the variety of colors found within natural and synthetic gemstones. A concise glossary explains relevant scientific and technical terms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564584984
Author:
Hall, Cathy
Author:
Hall, Cally
Publisher:
DK ADULT
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Gems
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Precious stones
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Science & Nature
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
1st American ed., reprinted with corrections.
Series:
DK Handbooks
Series Volume:
SB-116
Publication Date:
19940315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.52x5.93x.56 in. .78 lbs.

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