SMITHSONIAN HANDBOOKS GEMSTONES

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Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 1405357975
Genre : Gems
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.
Category: Gems

Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 075132731X
Genre : Gems
File Size : 74.48 MB
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This series of visual recognition guides are designed to make identification as simple and accurate as possible. Each volume contains clear photographs and artworks with text. This volume offers a guide to gemstones.
Category: Gems

Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : 1564584984
Genre : Nature
File Size : 46.22 MB
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A visual identification guide to gemstones provides a concise description of each stone, photographs that highlight characteristics and distinguishing features, and general information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties
Category: Nature

Gemstones Of The World

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 140276829X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 43.47 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.
Category: Nature

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
ISBN : 0395511372
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32.10 MB
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
Category: Nature

Gemstones

Author : Keith Wallis (F.G.A.)
ISBN : 1851496300
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 24.60 MB
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Whether buying gem-set jewellery or loose stones, you will be faced with a colourful array of beauty
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Edgar Cayce Guide To Gemstones Minerals Metals And More

Author : Shelley Kaehr
ISBN : 9780876045039
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 70.21 MB
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The psychic readings of Edgar Cayce contained insightful information about the properties and value of a variety of gems, stones, minerals, and other elements. Author Shelley Kaehr, Ph.D., whose own background included the study of gemstones, examines this material by delving into the history and makeup of these magical substances so often mentioned by Cayce. In her book, Kaehr shares with us the wonders of the mineral kingdom, and how and why each stone or mineral is different and reacts differently to various people. Includes an intuitive self-discovery process to finding out which of these powerful minerals works best for you.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Firefly Guide To Gems

Author : Cally Oldershaw
ISBN : 1552978141
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81.72 MB
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A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Gem

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465462121
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 37.80 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.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gemstones

Author : Cally Hall
ISBN : PSU:000063204407
Genre : Nature
File Size : 64.63 MB
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.
Category: Nature