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Exotic Gems

Volume 1 -- How to Identify & Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone & Other Feldspars

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Exotic Gems by Renee Newman
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Description

This is the first in a series of books that will explore the history, lore, evaluation, geographic sources, and identifying properties of lesser-known gems. This volume has 288 colour photographs of mounted and loose tanzanite, ammolite, zultanite, rhodochrosite, sunstone, moonstone, labradorite, spectrolite, andesine, amazonite, bytownite, orthoclase and oligoclase. Some of the pictures are close-up shots that show how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, colour, cut quality and brilliance. A few pictures show how the gems are cut and many others show creative jewellery designs with these stones. The book also provides tips on caring for the gems, selecting an appraiser and 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, and packed with fascinating information and photos. If you are interested in coloured gemstones, you will find this to be a valuable resource that will help you discover and buy unusual gem varieties you may never have seen before.

Author Biography

Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of several guides on gems and jewellery. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewellery professionals.
Release date Australia
March 8th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
288 colour photos
Imprint
International Jewelry Publications,U.S.
Pages
154
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9780929975429
Product ID
3951460

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