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Guide to Gems

Guide to Gems

by Cally Oldershaw

Only $18.95
An illustrated guide to the identification, properties and uses of gemstones. This book is a 5" x 7 3/4" paperback with 224 pages. Loaded with photos and page-by-page descriptions for major and minor gems.

Guide to Gems
Table of Contents

Foreword
4
Introduction
    Gem formation
6
    Mining
10
    Crystal Structure
12
    Optical properties
16
    Physical properties
20
    Fashioning and cutting
24
    Imitation and synthetic stones
28
    Enhancement
31
    History of gems
32
    Famous diamonds
34
    Gemlore
36
    Birthstones
37
Color key
38
Classification
45
GEMS
46
Maps of gem locations
211
Glossary
220
Useful addresses and acknowledgments
221
Index
222