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New on the Market. 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. Selected pages Title Page.
No trivia or quizzes gemsstones. Dec 05, Jenna rated it it was amazing.
There are even full treatments of lesser-known gems; a special section on rocks as precious stones; and organic gem materials. Charts and tables help collectors identify unknown gemstones and check for genuineness. It includes a handy identifier for collectors and mineralogical stats for gemologists and jewellers that covers over 2, species of rocks, minerals and organics. The if ends with a chart of gemstone listings by color.
An easy read for any Gemologist or gem collector. Jacqueline Little rated it really liked it May 11, Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.
Gemstones of the World: About this product Synopsis Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying, and selling gemstones. Symbolic and Beneficial Gemstones. An amazing resource for both schumannn and experienced gemologists! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Published January 1st by Sterling first published November 1st Any Condition Any Condition.
It is easy to see which gemstones are most closely related chemically and it is particularly interesting to see the large number and variety of colors and forms that quartz silicon dioxide exhibits in different gemstones.
This book is above the rest of the gem books in its quality color photos of the full range of gemstones. Grandma rated it really liked it Jan 04, Jul 05, Ikhsan Saputra added it. May 16, Kay rated it it was amazing.
I needed to know everything I could about gemstones before I started buying them. Hubert rated it really liked it Aug 30, All the gemstones are treated in their many variations: Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl.
Gemstones of the World Walter Schumann Limited preview – The volume is well-referenced, in that if another gem or mineral is referenced the author includes a page number for ease of comparison. The information is thorough but basic and the book will give most laypeople which I am what the need.
Preview — Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Charts and tables help collectors identify unknown gemstones and check for genuineness. I make jewelry, and I prefer to use natural precious, semi-precious, and other gemstones.
This formatting continues throughout the next section, the lesser-known gemstones which are becoming more popular, such as fluorite, apatite, and chrysocolla.
I love this book! There are even full achumann of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils.
Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone’s formation and structure, schhmann properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing.
The section called Gemstones for Collectors contains quite a few pages of gemstones that are either too soft, too brittle, endangered, or too rare to be of interest to anyone other than collectors.
Becoming by Michelle Obama Hardcover Book 3. Trivia About Gemstones of the There are also many charts and diagrams as well as magnificent color photographs of the stones with data about them on the facing page. Organic gem materials, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl, are also covered along with new-on-the-market stones like charcoite. Open Preview See a Problem?
There are even full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils.
Lightweight with interesting features A very interesting reference book for amateurs. It even usually includes a view of the gems still bound in the matrix rock. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Selected pages Title Page. Blue in Old English: Anika rated it it was amazing Sep 08, The book also fully covers gemstonds optical features of gems-light and color, luminescence, refraction, and inclusions-and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity, and more. A great reference book to gemstones scgumann details everything from origins to cutting.
On the right page are the photos of the gems described on the left.