Gemmological Instruments - Second edition
Peter G. Read
Butterworths (1983)
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Gemological instruments
Paperback 9781483176451
Gemmological Instruments deals with the developments in diamond grading equipment and gem testing instruments since the publication of the first edition in 1978. These developments include improvements in the versatility and styling of existing instruments such as the reflectivity meter, the composite spectroscope, and the refractometer. It also addresses the criticisms in the first edition and provides a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of different gem testing equipment.
This book is organized into 16 chapters that describe groundbreaking instruments like the thermal conductivity diamond testers and home-constructed items that while innovative have not yet been commercialized. There are also chapters dealing with microphotography and identification of synthetics and stimulants. This book also provides a listing of gemstone constants and characteristic inclusions in natural and synthetic gemstones. This book will be of interest to people interested in equipment for gem testing and diamond grading.
Product Details
Edition 2nd
No. of Pages 328
Height x Width 223 x 140  mm
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Location A 6
Purchase Price 64.00 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2014
Condition Like new
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