A Complete Color Reference for Precious and Semiprecious Stones of the World
by Karen Hurrell & Mary L. Johnson
This fascinating work provides a truly stunning visual guide to the beautiful world of gemstones. It brings together a wealth of information in clearly worded text, accompanied by a dazzling collection of color photographs showing gems in their natural and cut states.
From subjects as diverse as identifying and collecting minerals and advanced testing to ethical sourcing of gems, every aspect of gemstones is covered and is presented with a wealth of research in easy-to-understand sections, making it a must-have reference work for anyone who wants to delve into the exciting world of gems.
- Combines cutting-edge writing with beautiful full-color photography that captures the beauty of a fascinating array of natural and cut stones.
- Presents a wonderfully designed, in-depth directory that identifies each gemstone in turn, exploring every facet of common and rare gemstones and precious metals.
- Includes an at-a-glance gallery of gemstones in miniature, plus a failsafe step-by-step identification system.
- Reveals interesting facts and surrounding folklore, as well as formations, structure, physical properties and characteristics of gems and details of how each might be worked and displayed.
Soft Cover / Colour Photographs / 319 Pages
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