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  • ISBN: 1454909536
  • ISBN: 9781454909538 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color ... Read More
  • Edition: Newly rev. fifth edition / translated by Daniel ... Read More
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2013.

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Color map on endpapers.
Translation of: Edelsteine und Schmucksteine : alle Arten und Varietäten [der] Welt ; 1900 ... Read More
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Includes bibliographical references (pages ... Read More
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"Would you know the difference between prehnite, ... Read More
Subject: Precious stones.

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Gemstones of the World : Newly Revised Fifth Edition
Gemstones of the World : Newly Revised Fifth Edition
by Schumann, Walter
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Gemstones of the World : Newly Revised Fifth Edition

This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound will ever need! Following the spectacular success of the first four editions of Gemstones of the World , the revised fifth edition exhibits important updates and a beautiful new cover. All the gemstones ever discovered--now over 1,900--are treated in their many variations. More than 1,500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in both its rough natural state and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone's formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing. You'll find full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl, are also covered along with new-on-the-market stones like charcoite. Additionally, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, synthetics, and combined stones. Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and--when you're in the market--how to check for genuineness.

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