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Gem Care

Gem Care

by Fred Ward

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Although Gem Care is a small book, it is loaded with specific information about the properties of the most popular gemstones and how those stones should be worn, cleaned, stored and cared for. It also includes information about caring for the metals that are most often used to create gemstone jewelry. A great book for everyone who wears or invests in gems. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 33 pages. Revised edition. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series.

Gem Care
Table of Contents

Amber
4
Beryl, except emerald
5
    Aquamarine, green beryl, heliodor, morganite, red beryl
Chalcedony
6
    Agate, bloodstone, carnelian, chrysoprase, fire agate, jasper, moss agate, onyx, petrified wood, sardonyx
Coral
7
Cubic Zirconia
8
Diamond
9
Emerald
10
Garnet
11
    Almandite, demantoid, pyrope, rhodolite, spessartite, tsavorite, malaia
Gems, miscellaneous
12
    Alexandrite, apatite, cat's-eye chrysoberyl, diopside, hematite, iolite, kunzite, malachite, marcasite, moonstone, obsidian, zircon
Ivory
14
Jade, jadeite
15
Jade, nephrite
16
Lapis Lazuli
17
Metals
18
    Gold, platinum, silver
Opal
19
    Black, boulder, crystal, jelly, Mexican (or fire), white
Pearl
20
    Akoya, American, Chinese, South Sea, Tahitian
Pearl Shell Products
21
    Abalone, mabes, mother-of-pearl, shell
Peridot
22
Quartz
23
    Amethyst, ametrine, aventurine, citrine, rock crystal, rutilated quartz, tiger's-eye
Ruby and Sapphire
24
Spinel
25
Tanzanite
26
Topaz
27
    Blue, imperial, sherry-colored
Tourmaline
28
    Green, indicolite, parti-color, rubellite, watermelon
Turquoise
29
    American, Mexican, Persian
Mohs Hardness Scale
30
  Glossary
31
  About the Author
32
  Index
33