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Exotic Gems Volume 1

Exotic Gems Volume 1:

How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone and Other Feldspars

by Renee Newman, G.G.

Only $19.95
Profusely illustrated, Exotic Gems I helps you see and understand gemstones. Detailed information about the pricing factors used for colored gemstones and gemstone appraisal. Then detailed descriptions for rhodochrosite, zultanite, sunstone, moonstone and other feldspar gems. You will know a lot about these gems when you read Exotic Gems I! This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 153 pages.

Exotic Gems Volume 1
Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
7
1. Exotic Gems
9
2. Price Factors in a Nutshell
15
    Price Factors Explained
15
        Color
15
        Clarity
16
        Transparency
21
        Shape
21
        Gemstone Terms Defined
23
        Cutting Style
26
        Cut Quality
26
        Brilliance
26
        Carat Weight
29
        Treatment Status
29
        Distinctness of Phenomena
29
        Colored Gem Pricing
32
3. Gem Treatments
33
4. Gemstone Identification Terminology
37
5. Tanzanite
43
    Other Zoisites and Their Geographical Sources
43
    What is Tanzanite?
45
    Tanzanite Treatments
49
    Tanzanite Pleochroism
52
    Metaphysical Properties of Tanzanite and Zoisite
55
    Identifying Characteristics of Tanzanite
58
    How Lighting Affects Tanzanite Color
63
    Tanzanite Price Factors
65
    Tanzanite Care
69
6. Zultanite (Color-Change Diaspore)
73
    Gemological Properties of Zultanite (Color-Change Diaspore)
81
7. Ammolite
83
    Where is Ammolite Found?
85
    Ammolite Price Factors
85
    Gemological Properties of Ammolite
89
    Ammolite Care
89
    Metaphysical Properties of Ammonite and Ammolite
91
8. Rhodochrosite
93
    Spiritual and Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite
96
    Identifying Rhodochrosite
98
9. Feldspar Group
99
10. Sunstone
103
    What is Sunstone?
103
    Geographic Sources of Sunstone
107
    Identifying Sunstone
108
    Metaphysical Properties of Sunstone
110
    Production of Oregon Sunstone
110
    Sunstone Price Factors
112
11. Moonstone
115
    What is Moonstone?
117
    Geographic Sources of Moonstone
119
    Spiritual and Healing Properties of Moonstone
123
    Judging Moonstone Quality
123
    Caring for Moonstone
126
12. Other Feldspars
127
    Labradorite (Labradorescent Variety)
127
    Yellow or Golden Labradorite
130
    Andesine
133
    Amazonite
134
    Orthoclase
138
    Oligoclase
138
    Bytownite
138
13. Choosing an Appraiser
141
    How to find a Qualified Independent Appraiser
142
    Qualifications to Look for
144
    Appraisal Fees
145
    What does an Insurance Appraisal Include?
146
  Bibliography
148
  Index
151