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Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

By: Kennie Lyman (ed.)

Price: $15.99

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

Edition: Eighteenth Edition

Seller ID: 000553

ISBN: 0671604309

Condition: New


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 eval... View more info