Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

By: Kennie Lyman (ed.)

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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.

Title: Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author Name: Kennie Lyman (ed.)

Categories: Crafts & Hobbies,

Edition: Eighteenth Edition

Publisher: New York, USA, Simon and Schuster: 2003

ISBN: 0671604309

ISBN 13: 9780671604301

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 21 Cms

Seller ID: 000553

Keywords: Gems Precious Stones Jewellery