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Guide to Gems

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ISBN-10: 1552978141

ISBN-13: 9781552978146

Edition: 2003

Authors: Cally Oldershaw

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Gem formation
Mining
Crystal structure
Optical properties
Physical properties
Fashioning and cutting
Imitation and synthetic stones
Enhancement
History of gems
Famous diamonds
Gemlore
Birthstones
Color key
Classification
Gems
Carbon (diamond)
Sulfides
Oxides and hydroxides
Halides
Carbonates
Borate
Sulfates and chromates
Tungstate
Phosphates
Silicates
Igneous rock
Tektites
Synthetics and imitations
Organics
Precious metals
Maps of gem locations
Glossary
Useful address and acknowledgments
Index