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Grande, Lance.(Author).
Augustyn, Allison.(Added Author). Weinstein, John.(Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780226305110 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0226305112
  • Physical Description: 369 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Gems and Gemstones : Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World
Gems and Gemstones : Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World
by Grande, Lance; Augustyn, Allison
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Gems and Gemstones : Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Introduction to Gems
The Formation of Gems
The Classification of Inorganic Gems
Diamond (colorless, colored, black)
Corundum (ruby, sapphire)
Chrysoberyl (alexandrite, cymophane, cat's-eye)
Spinel (red, blue, other)
Quartz (amethyst, citrine, and other)
Opal (black, white, fire)
Topaz (blue, imperial, other)
Beryl (emerald, bixbite, aquamarine, heliodor, morganite, pale green, and goshenite)
Tourmaline Group
Elbaite Tourmaline (verdelite, rubellite, indicolite, canary, achroite, bicolor, watermelon, cuprian)
Dravite Tourmaline
Schorl Tourmaline
Liddicoatite Tourmaline
Garnet Group
Almandine Garnet
Pyrope Garnet (including rhodolite)
Grossular Garnet (hessonite, tsavorite, rosolite, leuco)
Andradite Garnet (demantoid, topazolite, mali, melanite)
Uvarovite Garnet
Zircon (hyacinth, jargon, starlight, matara)
Spessartine Garnet (including mandarin, malaia, umbalite)
Pyroxene Group
Spodumene (kunzite, hiddenite, triphane)
Actinolite (nephrite and cat's-eye)
Zoisite (tanzanite, thulite, anyolite)
Forsterite (peridot, chrysolite)
Feldspar Group
Orthoclase Feldspar (moonstone)
Albite Feldspar (moonstone)
Albite-Anorthite Feldspar (labradorite)
Inorganic Gems Not Described Here
Organically Derived Gems
Noble Coral
Precious Metals (Gold)
Synthetic Gems, Simulant Gems, and Augmentation
Folklore, Mysticism, and Magic
History of The Field Museum's Gem Halls
Exhibition Team for the Grainger Hall of Gems
Final Words and Acknowledgments
Index of Gem, Gemstone, and Other Mineral Names
Subject Index

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