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Opals

Opals

by Fred Ward

Only $19.95
Opal is a fascinating category of gemstone because there are so many varieties and each individual stone is absolutely unique. Using lots of great photos, Fred Ward teaches you about the many types of opals, how to distinguish between them and how they are valued. After reading this book you will be on-sight familiar with the major varieties of opal, assembled stones, simulants and synthetics. Advice is also given on buying opals and the truth instead of the myths about caring for them. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 64 pages. Revised edition. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series.

Opals
Table of Contents

History and Lore
3
Black Opal
9
Boulder Opal
21
Light Opal, Crystals, and Fossils
31
Mexican Opal
47
Assembled Opals, Synthetics, and Simulants
53
Buying and Caring for Opal
59
Play-of-Color
62