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Phenomenal Gems

Phenomenal Gems

by Fred and Charlotte Ward

Only $19.95
A wonderful introduction to gemstones that exhibit some optical phenomenon, including: aventurescence, chatoyance, asterism, adularescence, iridescence, fluorescence, color change and more. Learn all about the gems that display these special effects and what is happening in the stone to produce them. Lots of great photos! A phenomenal book by Fred and Charlotte Ward. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 64 pages. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series.

Phenomenal Gems
Table of Contents

    Introduction
3
Part I: Light and Inclusions
4
    Chapter 1: MIRRORS (Aventurescence)
7
    Chapter 2: EYES (Chatoyance)
11
    Chapter 3: STARS (Asterism)
17
Part II: Light and Architecture
20
    Chapter 4: COMPOUND EYES (Chatoyance and Shimmer)
23
    Chapter 5: GLOW
29
        Moonstone (Adularescence)
29
    Chapter 6: IRIDESCENCE
33
        Labradorite, Rainbow Agate, Fire Agate, and Iris Quartz (Iridescence)
33
        Pearl and Shell (Iridescence)
37
        Ammonite (Iridescence)
43
        Conch, Scallop, and Melo Pearls (Flame)
45
        Opals (Iridescence)
49
Part III: Light and Color
54
    Chapter 7: COLOR CHANGE (Alexandrite Effect)
57
    Chapter 8: FLUORESCENCE
61
  About Fred Ward and the Gem Book Series
64