Gemstones of the World

ISBN-10: 1402740166
ISBN-13: 9781402740169
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Walter Schumann
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Description: Over 1,400 specimens. Discover what gems are, how they are classified and named, their physical properties, and how they are cut and polished. "Invaluable to rockhounds of all ages."-- "Science Teacher . "Complete...understandable reference."--  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 1/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

Over 1,400 specimens. Discover what gems are, how they are classified and named, their physical properties, and how they are cut and polished. "Invaluable to rockhounds of all ages."-- "Science Teacher . "Complete...understandable reference."-- "ARBA. "One of the 100 outstanding Sci-Tech books of the year."-- "LJ . "Anyone interested in minerals and gems will want a copy of this beautifully-illustrated book."-- "Science Books & Films . 272 pages (all in color), 4 7/8 x 7 5/8.

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Preface
Introduction
Gemstones and Their Influence
Terminology
The Nomenclature of Gemstones
Origin and Structure of Gemstones
Crystal Systems
Properties of Gemstones
Hardness
Cleavage and Fracture
Density and Specific Gravity
Weights Used in the Gem Trade
Optical Properties
Color
Color of Streak
Changes in Color
Refraction of Light
Double Refraction
Dispersion
Absorption Spectra
Transparency
Luster
Pleochroism
Light and Color Effects
Luminescence
Inclusions
Deposits and Production of Gemstones
Types of Deposits
Mining Methods
Cutting and Polishing of Gems
Engraving on Stones
Cutting and Polishing Agate
Cutting and Polishing Colored Stones Cabochon Cutting
Faceting
Ball Cutting
Cylinder Cutting
Drilling Gemstones
Cutting and Polishing Diamond
Types and Forms of Cut
Types of Cut
Forms of Cut
Classifications of Gemstones
Scientific Classification
Commercial Classifications
Value of Gemstones
Description of Gemstones
Best-Known Gemstones
Diamond
Diamond Occurrences
Diamond Production
Diamond Trade
Valuation of Diamonds
Famous Diamonds
Development of the Brilliant Cut
Corundum Species
Ruby
Sapphire
Beryl Species
Emerald
Aquamarine
Precious Beryl
Chrysoberyl
Spinel
Topaz
Garnet Group
Pyrope
Almandite
Spessartite
Grossularite
Andradite
Uvarovite
Zircon
Tourmaline Group
Spodumene Species
Hiddenite
Kunzite
Quartz
Rock Crystal
Smoky Quartz
Amethyst
Amethyst Quartz
Citrine
Prasiolite
Rose Quartz
Aventurine
Prase
Blue Quartz
Quartz Cat's-Eye
Hawk's-Eye
Tiger's-Eye
Chalcedony
Carnelian
Sard
Chrysoprase
Bloodstone
Dendritic Agate
Moss Agate
Agate
Layer Stones
Jasper
Petrified Wood
Opal Species
Precious Opal
Fire Opal
Common Opal
Jade (Jadeite and Nephrite)
Jadeite Species
Nephrite
Peridot
Zoisite Species
Tanzanite
Thulite
Anyolite
Hematite
Pyrite
Feldspar Group
Amazonite
Moonstone
Orthoclase
Labradorite
Aventurine Feldspar
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Turquoise
Lapis Lazuli
Sodalite
Azurite
Malachite
Lesser-Known Gemstones
Andalusite
Euclase
Hambergite
Iolite
Phenakite
Dumortierite
Danburite
Axinite
Benitoite
Cassiterite
Epidote
Idocrase
Sinhalite
Kornerupine
Prehnite
Petalite
Scapolite
Diopside
Beryllonite
Brazilianite
Amblygonite
Enstatite
Lazulite
Dioptase
Apatite
Sphene
Kyanite
Scheelite
Variscite
Fluorite
Hemimorphite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Cerussite
Chrysocolla
Serpentine
Stichtite
Ulexite
Tiger's-Eye Matrix
Gemstones for Collectors
Rocks as Gemstones
Onyx Marble
Mexican Onyx
Landscape Marble
Orbicular Diorite
Obsidian
Moldavite
Alabaster
Agalmatolite
Meerschaum
Fossils
Organic Gemstones
Coral
Jet
Cannel Coal
Ivory
Odontolite
Amber
Pearl
Operculum
Mother of Pearl
New on the Market
Verdite
Charoite
Eclogite
Gneiss
Unakite
Nuummite
Ammonite
Carletonite
Catapleiite
Larimar
Gaspeite
Sugilite
Imitation and Synthetic Gemstones
Imitations
Combined Stones
Synthetic Gemstones
Synthetic Gemstones Without a Natural Model
Genuineness Test for Gemstones
Genuineness for Diamond
Symbolic and Beneficial Gemstones
Cosmic-Astral Symbolic Stones
Medicinal Stones
Bibliography
Table of Constants
Index

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