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"The most detailed work on gems"—Encyclopaedia Britannica

This classic study begins with a general analysis of precious stones—their characteristics and applications, including their chemical composition, crystalline form, and physical qualities—followed by descriptions of their cutting and mounting and the ways in which their value and authenticity are assessed. The remainder of this volume focuses on the diamond: its characteristics; its natural occurrences and artificial production; and its use in jewelry, with a profile of some of history's biggest and most famous diamonds. (We're sorry, Volume II is out of print.) Translated by L. C Spencer. 52 figures.

Synopsis:

This classic study begins with a general analysis of precious stones followed by descriptions of their cutting and mounting and the ways in which their value and authenticity are assessed. The remainder of this volume focuses on the diamond: its characteristics; its natural occurrences and artificial production; and its use in jewelry. 52 figures.

Synopsis:

Volume 1 of a classic, thorough study of precious and semi-precious stones: diamond, topaz, opal, turquoise, ruby, emerald, garnet, more. Fullest, most exhaustive survey ever prepared gives detailed information on each gem's physical character, occurrence, properties, use, and related topics. "The most detailed work on gems"--Encyclopedia Britannica. Translated by L. C. Spencer. Total in set: 20 plates, 8 in color. 94 figures.<BR>

Table of Contents

VOLUME I

INTRODUCTION

FIRST PART GENERAL CHARACTERS OF PRECIOUS STONES

I. NATURAL CHARACTERS AND OCCURRENCE

  A. Chemical Composition

  B. Crystalline Form

  C. Physical Characters

    (a) Specific Gravity

    (b) Cleavage

    (c) Hardness

    (d) Optical Characters

      1. Transparency

      2. Lustre

      3. Refraction of Light

      4. Double Refraction of Light

      5. Colour

      6. Dichroism

      7. Special Optical Appearances and Colour Effects

    (e) "Thermal, Electrical, and Magnetic Characters"

      1. Thermal Characters

      2. Electrical Characters

      3. Magnetism

  D. Occurrence of Precious Stones

II. APPLICATIONS OF PRECIOUS STONES

  A. Technical Applications

  B. Application as Jewels

    (a) Forms of Cutting

    (b) Process of Cutting

    (c) Boring

    (d) Working on the Lathe

    (e) Engraving ; Etching

    (f) Colouring and Burning

    (g) Mounting and Setting

    (h) Faults in Precious Stones

    (i) Artificial Production

    (j) Counterfeiting

    (k) Value and Price

III. CLASSIFICATION OF PRECIOUS STONES

SECOND PART SYSTEMATIC DESCRIPTION OF PRECIOUS STONES

  Diamond

  A. Characters of Diamond

    1. Chemical Characters

    2. Crystalline Form

    3. Specific Gravity

    4. Cleavage

    5. Hardness

    6. Optical Characters

    7. Electrical and Thermal Characters

  B. Occurrence of Diamond

    1. India

    2. Brazil

    3. South Africa

    4. Borneo

    5. Australia

    6. North America

    7. British Guiana

    8. Urals

    9. Lapland

    10. In Meteorites

  C. Origin and Artificial Production of Diamond

  D. Applications of Diamond

    1. Application in Jewellery

    2. Diamond-cutting

    3. Technical Applications

    4. Large and Famous Diamonds

    5. Value of Diamonds

    6. Imitation and Counterfeiting

VOLUME II

  Corundum

    Ruby

    Sapphire

    Other varieties

  Spinel

  Chrysoberyl

    Cymophane

    Alexandrite

  Beryl

    Emerald

    "Precious beryl (Aquamarine, &c.)"

  Euclase

  Phenakite

  Topaz

  Zircon

  Garnet Group

    Hessonite

    Spessartite

    Almandine

    "Pyrope (Bohemian garnet, "Cape ruby," Rhodolite"

    Demantoid

    "Grossularite, Melanite, Topazolite"

  Tourmaline

  Opal

    Precious opal

    Fire-opal

    Common opal

  Turquoise

  Bone-turquoise

  Lazulite

  Callainite

  Olivine

  Cordierite

  Idocrase

  Axinite

  Kyanite

  Staurolite

  Andalusite (Chiastolite)

  Epidote

    Piedmontite

  Dioptase

  Chrysocolla

  Garnierite

  Sphene

  "Prehnite (Chlorastrolite, Zonochlorite)"

  Thomsonite (Lintonite)

  Natrolite

  Hemimorphite

  Calamine

  Felspar Group

    Amazon-stone

    Sun-stone

    Moon-stone

    Labradorescent Felspar

    Labradorite

  El&aelig;olite

  Cancrinite

  Lapis - lazuli

  Ha&uuml;ynite

  Sodalite

  Obsidian

  Moldavite

  Pyroxene and Amphibole Groups

    Hypersthene

    Bronzite

    Bastite

    Diallage

    Diopside

    Spodumene

    Rhodonite (and Lepidolite)

    Nephrite

    Jadeite (Chloromelanite)

  Quartz

  A. Crystallised Quartz

    Rock-crystal

    Smoky-quartz

    Amethyst

    Citrine

    Rose-quartz

    Prase

    Sapphire-quartz

    Quartz with enclosures

    Cat's-eye

    Tiger-eye

  B. Compact Quartz

    Hornstone

    Wood-stone

    Chrysoprase

    Jasper

    Avanturine

  C. Chalcedony

    Common Chalcedony

    Carnelian

    Plasma

    Heliotrope

      Agate (Onyx)

    Malachite

    Chessylite

    "Satin-spar (Calcite, Aragonite, and Gypsum)"

    Fluor-spar

    Apatite

    Iron-pyrites

    H&aelig;matite

    Ilmenite

    Rutile

    Amber

    Jet

THIRD PART DETERMINATION AND DISTINGUISHING OF PRECIOUS STONES

  General Methods

  A. Transparent stones

    Colourless stones

    Greenish-blue stones

    Pale blue stones

    Blue stones

    Violet stones

    Lilac and rose-coloured stones

    Red stones

    Reddish-brown stones

    Smoke-grey and clove-brown stones

    Reddish-yellow stones

    Yellowish-brown stones

    Yellow stones

    Yellowish-green stones

    Green stones

  B. Translucent and Opaque stones

    "White, faintly-coloured, and grey stones"

    Blue stones

    Green stones

    Black stones

    Yellow and brown stones

    "Rose-red, and lilac stones"

    Stones with more than one colour

    Stones with metallic lustre

  C. Stones with special optical effects

APPENDIX

  Pearls

    Nature and Formation

    Application

    Pearl-fishing

    Imitation

  Coral

    The Coral Skeleton

    The Living Coral

    Distribution : Coral-banks

    Coral-Fishing : Application : Trade

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486219103
Translator:
Spencer, L. J.
Other:
Spencer, L. J.
Translator:
Spencer, L. J.
Author:
Bauer, Max
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Mineralogy
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
Corals
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Mineralogy
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Jewelry and Metalwork
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19680631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
281
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.9 lb

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This classic study begins with a general analysis of precious stones followed by descriptions of their cutting and mounting and the ways in which their value and authenticity are assessed. The remainder of this volume focuses on the diamond: its characteristics; its natural occurrences and artificial production; and its use in jewelry. 52 figures.
"Synopsis" by , Volume 1 of a classic, thorough study of precious and semi-precious stones: diamond, topaz, opal, turquoise, ruby, emerald, garnet, more. Fullest, most exhaustive survey ever prepared gives detailed information on each gem's physical character, occurrence, properties, use, and related topics. "The most detailed work on gems"--Encyclopedia Britannica. Translated by L. C. Spencer. Total in set: 20 plates, 8 in color. 94 figures.<BR>
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