Corundum
Richard W. Hughes
Butterworth-Heinemann (1990)
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9*
Science
Corundum, Gemology
Hardcover 9780750610070
English
Rubies and sapphires are widely considered to be among the most sought after and precious of gems. Together they account for over fifty percent of the world trade in colored gemstones. This book is the first from Richard Hughes on the subject, and the first major work to be devoted entirely to the corundum family of gemstones. It covers all aspects of rubies and sapphires, beginning with their history, chemical and physical properties. Other chapters look at treatments, synthetic corundums, methods of fashioning, famous rubies and sapphires, formation of corundum deposits and world sources, providing a valuable reference source for jewelers, gemologists, students, and the general reader.
Product Details
Series Butterworts Gem Books
No. of Pages 314
Height x Width 240 x 170  mm
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Purchase Price 97.00 CHF
Current Value 300.00 CHF
Purchase Date septembre 2013
Condition Excellent
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