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Crowe, Judith.(Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library QE 392 .C76 2012 30775305502735 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781770851085
  • ISBN: 1770851089
  • Physical Description: 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books (U.S.) Inc. ; 2012.

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Creating gemstones -- Types of gemstone -- ... Read More
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Subject: Precious stones.
Gems.

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The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones from Cut and Color to Shape and Settings
The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones from Cut and Color to Shape and Settings
by Crowe, Judith
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The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones from Cut and Color to Shape and Settings


For goldsmiths, collectors, jewelry-makers, investors, retailers and consumers. The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business. Using The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones , written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one. Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. Great for informed consumers, the book includes: Sources and grading Traditional and modern settings Cutting and faceting Designing a special setting Gemstone groups Appraising, buying and handling gemstones Diamond types and pearls Spotting synthetics and fakes. Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book: Using a loupe to examine a stone Understanding laser cutting and carving Identifying synthetic diamonds Buying at gem fairs and from dealers Cleaning and storing stones. No other book has this kind expert advice -- up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated -- on evaluating and using gemstones.

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