Exotic gems, volume 2: how to identify and buy alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl cat's-eye, kyanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite and other garnets

Author : Renée Newman

This is a full-colour guide to identifying and evaluating alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl, cat's-eye, kyanite, sillimanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartine, demantoid, malaya, grossular, and other garnets. This is the second in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. The book shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, colour, cut quality and brilliance. It also provides tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. The healing and metaphysical properties of the gems are also addressed. Written for both consumers and professionals, it's easy to read, well-organised, packed with professional colour photographs and full of fascinating information.

Published Date : 26 Nov 2020
Page : 154 pages
Publisher : International Jewelry Publications

MARC INFORMATION

041 a : Language 
eng 
050 b : Publish Year 
2010 
082 a : dewclass 
N44 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Exotic gems, volume 2: how to identify and buy alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl cat's-eye, kyanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite and other garnets 
260 b : Name of publisher 
International Jewelry Publications 
300 a : Total pages 
154 pages 
520 a : Description 
This is a full-colour guide to identifying and evaluating alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl, cat's-eye, kyanite, sillimanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartine, demantoid, malaya, grossular, and other garnets. This is the second in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. The book shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, colour, cut quality and brilliance. It also provides tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. The healing and metaphysical properties of the gems are also addressed. Written for both consumers and professionals, it's easy to read, well-organised, packed with professional colour photographs and full of fascinating information. 
650 a : Subject 
852 m : dewsuffix 
TS 752 
852 a : Library Location 
Coloured Stone Collection 

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