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Gemstones Of The World

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Over 1,400 specimens. Discover what gems are, how they are classified and named, their physical properties, and how they are cut and polished. "Invaluable to rockhounds of all ages."-- "Science Teacher. "Complete...understandable reference."-- "ARBA. "One of the 100 outstanding Sci-Tech books of the year."-- "LJ

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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published July 31st 2001 by Robert Hale & Company (first published November 1st 1977)
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Robin
It’s unusual to find a gemstone reference that can be used by scientists, jewelers, collectors, and laypeople, but such is this book, complete with color photos of over 2500 gemstones, both finished and in natural state. The volume is heavy for its size because it’s published on high quality glossy paper. As the author warns us, the text is small and in some cases abbreviated and condensed. This is to cram the maximum amount of information into a guidebook that’s quite portable. One interesting ...more
Lia
Mar 15, 2009 Lia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended by an eBay rock seller with great stones and crystals.
Jenna
Dec 05, 2016 Jenna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! A great reference book to gemstones that details everything from origins to cutting. Also gives some interesting history, has great pictures, and a map of where to find them. And considering its not a HUGE reference book I think somebody studying in this field could definitely carry this around with them!
Karen
Mar 18, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gemology
Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised & Expanded third Edition by Walter Schumann

prefect bo-ok covers gems, cabs tons of pics
Cas
Jul 22, 2015 Cas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is an excellent beginner's reference for gemstones, with introductory chapters on diamond grading, history of diamond faceting styles, mining, terminology, gemstone properties and more.
Babak Jalilian
An amazing resource for both beginners and experienced gemologists! Great quality of photos and pretty detailed but not overly complicated!
Primadonna
Jul 28, 2007 Primadonna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inherited this book from my dad. I find it fascinating. I looove seeing the illustrations of gemstones.
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