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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)

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ISBN10: 0671604309
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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties — density, hardness, refraction — occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties.

Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Key to Symbols

NATURAL STONES AND GEMS

Introduction

Gem descriptions

ORGANIC GEMS

Introduction

Gem descriptions

SYNTHETIC AND ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTS

Introduction

Gem descriptions

Synoptic Tables

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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mylife546, March 20, 2008 (view all comments by mylife546)
Simon and Schister`s Guide to Gems and Precious Stones by Kennie Lyman is not only good for the professional but also for other people who wanted to know about this mother natures hidden treasure.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671604301
Editor:
Lyman, Kennie
Author:
Cippriani, Curzio
Editor:
Lyman, Kennie
Author:
Simon and Schuster
Author:
Simon
Author:
Borelli, Alessando
Author:
&
Author:
Schuster
Author:
Simon andamp
Author:
Lyman, Kennie
Author:
Cipriani, Curzio
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Gems
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Precious stones
Subject:
Precious stones, artificial
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Nature Guide Series
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
March 1986
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 in 17.465 oz

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