If you have an interest in gemstones as a hobby or professionally, then this book is for you. This heavy average size book is stocked full of color photographs and very detailed information. Areas covered include: gemstones and their influence, terminology, origin and structure, properties of gemstones, deposits and production, cutting and polishing gems, classifications, best -known gemstones such as diamonds, beryl species, chrysoberyl, spinel, topaz, garnet group, zircon, tourmaline group, quartz,jade, hematite, pyrite, turquoise, lapis lazuli,sodalite as well as the lesser know gemstones. 1800 gemstones!
Bottom line, Gemstones of the World is the book to have on the topic. Highly recommended!
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sterling; Fourth Edition edition (December 1, 2009)
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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