Russian gemstones encyclopedia
Vladimir Valentinovich Bukanov
Granit (2006)
In Collection
Gemstones, Russia
Hardcover 9788072960538
The Russian Gemstones Encyclopedia describes over 500 types and 2,220 varieties of gems, gemstones, colored ornamental stones, organic and man-made jewelry materials with 440 photos, providing 8,500 names and synonyms. The list of deposits including over 1,000 localities for Russia, is given in one of the appendices. Such an inventory of gemstone deposits in Russia and bordering countries, as of the end of the 20th century, is published first time ever and expected to be a valuable reference tool for the gemological community. The tables of appendices list over 850 large crystals of gemstones including nuggets of gold, as well as unique cut gems, including some 500 diamonds, 100 sapphires and rubies, 165 beryls, and other gemstones. Commercial names of gemstone-quality varieties of quartz, jades, cat’s eye stones, and natural resins are also listed.
Provided are tables of refraction and other optical parameters of gemstones, as well as tables of nonmetric units of weight and length for precious stones. Of interest for a wide range of readers is the Gemstone Chronology showing the history of gemstone discovery and processing from antiquity to the present day. The general and additional indexes facilitate the search for the information in the text.
The Encyclopedia is expected to provide new inputs to all those interested in gemstones.
Gemologists can look up information on ornamental and decorative characteristics and sources of gemstones, state-of-the-art technologies of gemstone imitation, and various man-made materials. Geologists and mineralogists will find the information useful in prospecting of gemstone occurrences, comprehensive use of mineral deposits, and in the search for gemstone varieties so far unknown in their countries. Art critics and jewelers will be provided numerous examples of application of gemstones in unique masterpieces and works of art.
Product Details
No. of Pages 472
Height x Width 245 x 175  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location B 11
Purchase Price 94.80 CHF
Current Value 47.00 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2009
Condition First hand