Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones - Include comprehensive entries on all major gems and precious stones and more than 450 full color photographs
Kennie Lyman; Alessandro Borelli; Curzio Cipriani
Simon & Schuster (1986)
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Paperback 9780671604301
Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties.Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Translator Valerie Palmer
Product Details
LoC Classification QE392 .C5713 1986
LoC Control Number 85027655
Dewey 553.8
Cover Price 17.00 CHF
No. of Pages 384
Height x Width 188 x 117  mm
Original Title Il tutto: Pietre Preziose
Original Publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Original Publication Year 1984
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Store Asia Books
Location B 6
Purchase Price 11.50 CHF
Purchase Date janvier 2011
Condition First hand
Library of Congress
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