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Exotic Gems Volume 2

Exotic Gems Volume 2:

How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat's-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite and Other Garnets

by Renee Newman, G.G.

Only $19.95
Profusely illustrated, Exotic Gems II helps you see and understand gemstones. Detailed information about the pricing factors used for colored gemstones and gemstone appraisal. Then detailed descriptions for alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl cat's eye, kyanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite and other garnets. You will know a lot about these gems when you read Exotic Gems II! This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 154 pages.

Exotic Gems Volume 2
Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
7
1. Exotic Gems
9
2. Chrysoberyl
12
    Geographic Sources of Chrysoberyl
12
    Metaphysical Properties of Chrysoberyl
15
    Identifying Characteristics of Chrysoberyl
15
    Evaluation of Single-Color Chrysoberyl and Pricing Ranges
17
    Caring for Chrysoberyl
17
3. Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl
18
    Geographic Sources of Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl
19
    Metaphysical Properties of Cat's-eye
19
    Other Stones that Resemble Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl
20
    Evaluation of Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl and Pricing Ranges
20
4. Alexandrite
23
    Geographic Sources of Alexandrite
24
    Identification of Alexandrite
24
    Metaphysical Properties of Alexandrite
27
    Evaluation of Alexandrite and Pricing Ranges
27
5. Agatized Dinosaur Bone and Poop
30
    Basic Identification Data of Material in Dinobone Cells
32
    Coprolite (Fossilized Animal Excrement)
32
    Where are Gembone and Coprolite Found?
32
    Evaluation of Gembone and Pricing Ranges
32
    Evaluation of Coprolite and Pricing Ranges
35
    Dinosaur Gembone Imitations and Assembled Stones
41
    Caring for Dinosaur Gembone and Coprolite
43
    Metaphysical Properties of Dino Bone
43
6. Andalusite
44
    Geographic Sources of Andalusite
45
    Identifying Characteristics of Andalusite
45
    Metaphysical Properties of Andalusite and Chiastolite
47
    Evaluation of Andalusite and Pricing Ranges
48
    Caring for Andalusite
48
7. Kyanite
49
    Geographic Sources of Kyanite
53
    Metaphysical Properties of Kyanite
53
    Identifying Characteristics of Kyanite
53
    Evaluation of Kyanite and Pricing Ranges
56
    Caring for Kyanite
56
8. Sillimanite
57
    Geographic Sources of Sillimanite
58
    Identifying Characteristics of Sillimanite
58
    Evaluation of Sillimanite and Pricing Ranges
60
9. Common Opal
61
    Classification of Opal
62
    Types of Common Opal
62
    Metaphysical Properties of Opal
74
    Evaluation and Pricing of Common Opal
75
10. Fire Opal
76
    Why "Fire Opal" is a Confusing Term
76
    Geographic Sources of Fire Opal
79
    Opal Treatments and Assembled Stones
79
    Identifying Traits of Natural, Synthetic and Imitation Opal
82
    Metaphysical Properties of Fire Opal
90
    Pricing and Evaluation of Fire Opal
90
    Caring for Opal
94
11. The Garnet Group
95
    Garnet Chemistry
100
    Naming Gem Garnets
100
    Identifying Garnets
102
    How a Master Cutter Cuts a Garnet
106
    A Word from A Master Cutter about Garnet
111
    Uvarovite
111
    Caring for Garnets
112
12. Demantoid and other Andradites
113
    Pricing and Evaluation of Demantoid
116
    Melanite
117
    Topazolite
117
    Rainbow Garnet
118
    Metaphysical Properties of Andradites
119
13. Red Garnets
120
    Pyrope
120
    Almandine
120
    Rhodolite and Grape Garnet
122
    Pyralspite
124
    Pricing and Evaluation of Red Garnets
124
    Metaphysical Properties of Garnets
125
14. Spessartine
126
    Geographic Sources of Spessartine
130
    Pricing and Evaluation of Spessartine
132
15. Malaya and Color-Change Garnets
133
    Color-Change Garnet
136
16. Tsavorite and Other Grossulars
137
    Tsavorite
137
    Mint Garnet
140
    Hessonite or Grossular
140
    Pink Hydrogrossular and Grossular
142
    Mali Garnet
143
    Metaphysical Properties of Grossular
145
  Appendix: Where to Find an Appraiser
146
  Bibliography
148
  Index
152