Secrets Of The Gem Trade

Author: Richard Wise
Publisher: Brunswick House, Csi
ISBN: 9780972822329
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Completely revised and expanded with 10 new chapters: Jade / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Moonstone / Peridot / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Red -Pink Spinel / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars. Plus 165 color photographs (50 additional) which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. The definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem. The author, Richard Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.

Secrets Of The Gem Trade

Author: Richard W. Wise
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ISBN: 9780972822381
Size: 58.26 MB
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This is the first comprehensive gemstone grading manual. The book divides into two parts. Section I describes the criteria used to quality grade faceted gems, cabochons, pearls, opals, star stones and Catseyes. Section II applies the grading criteria to 35 of today's most important gemstones. The book covers diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, tourmaline, garnet, pearl, agate and opal. The book includes 1st person travelogues from Mr. Wise's trips to the major gem bearing areas of the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.

Simon Schuster S Guide To Gems And Precious Stones

Author: Kennie Lyman
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780671604301
Size: 65.85 MB
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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.

Arab Roots Of Gemology

Author: Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf Tīfāshī
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810832947
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Samar Najm Abul Huda's translation of Ahmad ibn Yusuf al Tifaschi's study of gems. Born in 1184, Al Tifaschi first learned about gems from his father, and augmented his knowledge through readings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, and Pliny, as well as through extensive travels to mines and trading centers. In 1253, he wrote what later became known as the most 'methodical and complete' work on precious stones. Gemologists of today are still astounded by the advanced observations that Al Tifaschi made in this work.

Gem

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465462120
Size: 63.53 MB
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Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.

Gemstones Of The World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Size: 20.82 MB
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

The French Blue

Author: Richard W. Wise
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ISBN: 9780972822367
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The French Blue is a sweeping historical epic based on true events chronicled by Jean-Baptiste Tavernier himself (1605-1689) in his 17th century best seller, The Six Voyages. Richard W. Wise's captivating epic follows Tavernier's life-long adventures in the gem trade and grand romance with Madeleine de Goisse, the bastard daughter of a French courtesan and a Persian king. Now, almost 400 years since his birth, Tavernier's legacy includes not only his writings but also his lasting reputation as the man who found and sold the world's most famous gem. For the first 300 years of its existence, this fabulous diamond was called The French Blue. After being cut and stolen, and cut again, The French Blue is now known throughout the world as the Hope Diamond. Including 26 illustrations and maps.

Gemstones

Author: Eduard Josef Gübelin
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company
ISBN: 9780945005360
Size: 61.42 MB
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Over 500 jewelry, artworks, gemstones, museum pieces showcased! From agates and beryl to tourmaline and zircon. Ideal reference book and an exciting read on gemstones. Contains sections on collecting, cutting, polishing, famous jewels, zodiac gemstones, and the magic and medicinal properties of gemstones. Written by a renowned gemologist.

Diamond

Author: Brahm Janse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983632351
Size: 35.20 MB
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Diamond is associated with ideals of purity, love, nobility, and wealth and with curses, corruption, and poverty. Its unique properties are studied by physicists and geologists, while its value, brilliance, and cultural importance make it a target of historians, investors, lovers, and thieves. Simple, iconic, and beautiful, diamond is the ultimate gemstone.