|B O O K S|
|Pertaining to GEMSTONES|
Audubon Guide to
Familiar Rocks and Minerals
|Chesterman||4" x 6" pocket guide with full color photos and informative text.
Excellent for beginners. 192 pages.
Has a section on gemstones.
|Beyond the Glitter||Gerald L. Wykoff||Written in simple english which will help you becme more knowledgeable about precious gems, metals, and jewelry. It is a book written for the non-gemologist, gem-loving individual who would like to elevate their level of expertise. Hard cover. 206 pages. Shipping weight is 1 pound.||$21.95|
|Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones
out of print
|Joel Arem||First reference source containing data on every known species
and variety of gemstone. Cross indexes familiar gem names and information
on each gem, including chemical formula, crystal structure, cleavage,
optics, and hardness. Gem cutters will appreciate special graph
relating critical angle and refractive index.
out of print
and no longer
out of print
|Eric Burton||Find out about the history of the diamond and diamond markets, along with present methods of mining and automatic polishing techniques. Hard cover. 532 pages. Shipping weight is 2 pounds.||$62.50|
out of print
and no longer
Engagement & Wedding Rings
The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love
|Antoinete L. Matlins, Antonio C. Bonno, Jane Crystal||
Experience the wonder and excitement of creating or buying that "perfect" ring.
For newly engaged couples who are eager to know as much as possible about their once in a lifetime major purchase. This book takes the quesswork out of one of the important decisions of obtaining the best value for your money. It is also an essential resource for the gem buyer. Tells nearly everything one needs to know about designing that heirloom ring and/or buying one. Color photos, tables, and diagrams included.
Includes sections on colored stones as well.
Copyright 1990. Soft cover.
More than 269 pages.
Shipping weight is 2 pounds.
A lot of info for only|
|A hands on guide to more confident buying and selling. This book is essential for gem lovers, jewelers, antique dealers, and hobbyists. The first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to use pocket, portable, and laboratory isntruments to identify diamonds and colored gems and to separate them from imitations and "look-alikes". Hard cover. 150 photos and illustrations. 75 in full color. 304 pages. Shipping weight is 1 pound.||$32.95|
Gemstone and Mineral
|Sinkankas||Practical reference with complete lists and tables
of properties of gemstones and minerals.
out of print
and no longer
|An introduction to the most popular gemstones, their history, and how they are mined. This book also focuses on the most valuable cut gemstones. Shipping weight is 1/2 pound.||$13.95|
of the World
Revised & Expanded Edition
|Walter Schumann||Very useful in identifying gemstones. Authoritative reference work with color photographs of more than 1400 specimens, many shown before and after cutting. Special sections on fabricated synthetic gems, recognizing gems by color, birthstones, and organic gems such as coral and pearl. Includes technical data on gemstone properties, formation and structure of gems, and cutting and polishing of gems. Has helpful tables and charts. Clear and detailed line drawings. Hard cover. 280 pages. Shipping weigth is 1-1/2 pounds.||$26.95|
|Jewelry and Gems
The Buying Guide
|Easy to read and understand, thorough, comprhensive guide to gem and jewelry buying for pleasure or investment. This book covers diamonds, pearls, precious and other popular gems. Antique and estate jewelry as well as new items. Includes what to look for and look out for...investment pros and cons; selecting jewelry; getting an appraisal; and the most important questions to ask BEFORE buying. Plus much, much more. 9-full color pages and 100+ black/white illustrations. Soft cover. 233 pages. Shipping weigth is 1 pound.||$18.95|
Consumer Guide to
Colored Gemstones [Currently out of print]
|Federman||The award winning editor of Modern Jeweler's Magazine presents a beautiful collection of Gem Profiles' covering 60 gems ranging from Alexandrite to Zircon including pearls, diamonds, etc. Each of the gems is tracked from mine to market with a full page of exquisite color photos of the gems by noted photographer Tino Hammid along with 3 pages of pertinent information by Federman. This book is a noteworthy collection of the world's most outstanding gems and will please anyone interested in the finest of the gemstones. Soft cover. 253 pages.||$21.95 [No longer available]|
Volumes 1 and 2
|Bauer||This is one of the most detailed works on gems.
Perfect for the amateur as well as the professional. Both volumes are soft cover.
Volume 1 covers the general characteristics of gemstones, how they are cut, how faults and counterfits are detected, and how to determine pricing. 260 pages.
Volume 2 covers 53 additional stones. 627 pages.
Simon & Schuster's guide to
Gems and Precious Stones
Over 450 full color photos and comprehensive entries
on all major gems and stones of the world.
An attractive, informative guide to gemstones. 376 pages.
One of the best gemstone books for the price.
|The Ruby and Sapphire
|Newman||A wealth of information. Step by step pointers. It delves into the intricacies of shape, carat, color, and cut. How to compare prices. How to buy. How to save money. 200 pages. shipping weigth is 1 pound.||$21.95|
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