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Colored Gemstones

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763729
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This book gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell or simply enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies and other coloured gemstones with confidence and knowledge. With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gems -- such as Internet auctions and TV shopping -- there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect coloured gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewellery confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. This practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide provides all the information you need in order to know what to look for, and what to look out for, including: What qualifies as a "gemstone"?; How to evaluate colour -- and its impact on price; Deciding between a natural gem and an enhanced gem . . . and new glass-gemstone compositions; Coloured gemstone synthesis and treatment; What to get in writing; How to get what you want within your budget; Price guides for popular gems, opals and synthetic stones; Important information about buying on the Internet; What to ask when buying the stone . . . and much more! Written by an "insider", this easy-to-read guide is the "unofficial coloured gemstone bible" for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Colored Gemstones

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ISBN : LCCN:2003279470
Genre : Precious stones
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Category: Precious stones

Faceting History

Author : Glenn Klein
ISBN : 9781599260822
Genre : History
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The author of, "Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones" has for a long time had a deep interest in learning how the early faceters (cutters) of diamonds and colored gemstones were able to complete their work. What methods did they use? What equipment did they have to make success possible? How soon did they discover how to complete the many phases necessary to accomplish their work? How did the equipment and methods differ between fashioning diamonds and faceting colored stones? These are just a few of the questions that the author wanted to find the answers for. In looking for answers to these and other questions, the author found that there were bits and pieces of information available in many previous books, but there was not a good book available that would answer most of his questions. Upon hearing the author's remarks about this fact, one of the librarians at the wonderful library located at the Gemological Institute of America's Carlsbad campus said that if such a book was not available, "maybe you should write the book!" Well, the author had been thinking of doing just that, but the remark caused the author to see the light and agree to get started on the project. Little did he know then that the project would require many months of eight hour days over seven day weeks to get the book completed. He decided to write a book that would answer these and other related questions that he had. The thought also occurred to him that such a book would be a valuable volume to be placed in libraries of individual faceters around the world. He realized that such a book would also be of great value to anyone who works behind a Jewelry store counter. A successful sales person isone who is knowledgeable about the products that they are selling. A book of faceting information would be extremely valuable if read and re-read from time to time. A customer in the Jewelry store will no doubt be favorably impressed by a sales presentation that is made with the use of interesting and informative information about diamonds and the various colored gemstones. The customer will be convinced that the sales person knows about what they are talking. The author has spent nearly three years on the project of researching the GIA library and other libraries, along with the extensive personal library of gemstone related books that he personally possesses. Many conflicting reports were noted in his study. He has made the statements in his book reflect the most commonly accepted opinions, of the most respected authors' works that he has found in his research. History is only obtainable from the earlier works of other authors. We cannot go back to the long past centuries ourselves, to see first hand what really happened and when it happened. A study of faceting history requires making the best choices of the information that is available. This completed book answers questions as to why the fashioning of diamonds was/is so different from the faceting of colored gemstones. The book compares the needed equipment and the methods that have brought the greatest successes. In addition, a great deal of other information connected to faceting is included. There are seven chapters in the book and there are over 125 photographs of the early equipment and methods that were used. The photographs show the faceters, the workroom conditions, and the tools and equipment that they used to completebeautiful and lasting gemstones. The book chapters are titled: An Introduction to Faceting, Early Man's Stone Appreciation, Diamond Fashioning Procedure and Equipment, Colored Stone Faceting Procedure and Equipment, The Evolution of Cut Designs, Famous and Historic Gemstones, Sources of Diamond and Colored Stone Rough, and lastly, Advances in Faceting Over the Past One Hundred Years. Within each of these chapters the reader will find a multitude of additional and interesting information. Chapter One: Early Faceting Inform
Category: History

Modern Jeweler S Consumer Guide To Colored Gemstones

Author : David Federman
ISBN : 9781468464887
Genre : Science
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Since early 1989, a gem dealer I've known for years has been calling me every few weeks to brief me on mounting mayhem in Colombia's lucrative emerald market. The troubling gist of these calls is always this: There is a full-fledged turf war going on between that South American country's bustling drug and gem trades for control of its emerald ex port business. According to this dealer and several others, anywhere from two to four thousand emerald industry people, mostly miners and deal ers, have been murdered since 1980. No doubt the gem sector, itself never gun shy, has retaliated in full and in kind. After all, the two groups have banded together in an intermittent alliance against a common enemy-Communist guerillas-with results the CIA would envy. I mention this bloodshed because of something the gem dealer once said to me: "I bet you never think of what a gem has to go through to get to a jewelry store:' He's right. I tend to think of colored stones as things of beauty, not objects of gruesome power struggles between mining kingpins and drug lords. Can you blame me, or anyone with insider knowledge, if a gem sheds any connection with its past once sculpted by a cutter into the glittering mar vel we see in a jeweler's showcase? Like Odysseus listening to the sirens' song, we become victims of an aesthetics-induced amnesia.
Category: Science

Colored Gemstones

Author : Antoinette Matlins
ISBN : 0990415279
Genre : Gems
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This comprehensive guide, from gemstone expert and best-selling author Antoinette Matlins, is all you need to help you buy, collect, sell, care for or simply enjoy colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge. Easy to understand and practical, this updated and expanded edition explains what to look for and what to look out for!"
Category: Gems

Colored Gemstones

Author : Paul Deasy
ISBN : 0982115601
Genre : Science
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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: Science

Tuning Fork Therapy Using Crystals With Tuning Forks

Author : Francine Milford
ISBN : 9780557544936
Genre :
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Tuning Fork Therapy® using Crystals with tuning forks is a manual instructing the user in how to incorporate crystals and gemstones with tuning forks in a healing session. Manual includes easy to follow directions and photographs. Certification and more information is available online at

Tiffany Colored Gems

Author : John Loring
ISBN : UVA:X030262824
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 38.69 MB
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Lavishly illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs, this collection traces the dazzling history of Tiffany & Companys use of colored stones in its jewelry designs from the mid-19th century to the present day.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Jewelry And Gems

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763477
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 55.83 MB
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To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, two internationally respected experts on buying gems and jewelry put their inside knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. It is filled with practical advice and is designed to make it easy for you to have all the information you need to buy gems and jewelry with ...
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Color Encyclopedia Of Gemstones

Author : Joel E. Arem
ISBN : 0412989115
Genre : Science
File Size : 38.72 MB
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Provides information on all known gemstone species and varieties, discussing physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential, and includes complete data on synthetic gems
Category: Science

Gemstones A To Z

Author : Diane Stein
ISBN : 9780307817792
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 90.68 MB
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Legendary healer Diane Stein shares her extensive knowledge of gemstones in this concise agate-to-zircon reference. Each listing includes the stone's common name, its corresponding color and chakra, and a concise resume of its healing properties. Stein suggests ways to use stones to support physical and psychic well-being, by simply carrying one in a hand or pocket, wearing it as jewelry, or engaging in more advanced practices like the "laying on of stones." She also presents a glossary of terms designed for beginning students of metaphysical healing practices, and teaches how to clear, dedicate, and maintain crystals to maximize their beneficial effects. A quick reference to 550 gemstones and crystals (including many that are new to the marketplace), and their special healing properties and most helpful applications. Includes diagrams of the Kundalini (physical) and Hara Line (emotional) chakra healing systems for simplified cross-referencing with the stones. Diane Stein's books have sold more than half a million copies and are available in six languages.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Women S Book Of Healing

Author : Diane Stein
ISBN : 9780307783745
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Women are naturally healers. Throughout time, they have performed curative roles as mothers, midwives, caregivers, and wisewomen, but modern medicine has suppressed this important tradition. Ancient women healers knew that the body is more than what is seen: through body, emotions, mind, and spirit, we can connect with the Goddess and actively choose to heal ourselves and others. By relearning and using ancient skills like aura and chakra work, creative visualization, meditation, laying on of hands, psychic healing, and working with crystals and gemstones, women can prevent or transform many dis-eases of the body and spirit before they become matters for modern medicine. In THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING, Diane Stein, author of the best-selling ESSENTIAL REIKI, demystifies, explains, and teaches these skills in ways that modern women can learn and use. She first introduces basic healing, then applies those skills to healing with crystals and gemstones-a beautiful, effective, and empowering aspect of the ancient woman'¬?s healing methods. A comprehensive guide from a knowledgeable healer, THE WOMEN'¬?S BOOK OF HEALING proves that well-being is within a woman'¬?s choice and natural abilities, and reaffirms her timeless role as healer of herself and others. An affirmation of woman'¬?s traditional role as healer, speaking to a national trend toward alternative medicine and natural healing methods. Demystifies, explains, and teaches the healing capabilities of auras, chakras, laying on of hands, crystals, gemstones, and colors. Thoroughly revised and updated, with a new introduction. Diane Stein'¬?s books have sold more than 600,000 copies. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Health & Fitness

Tropical Gemstones

Author : Carol Clark
ISBN : 9781462916641
Genre : Nature
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Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Tropical Gemstones are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
Category: Nature

Gemstone Buying Guide

Author : Renée Newman
ISBN : 0929975510
Genre : Precious stones
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This 3rd Edition provides concise yet comprehensive information on colored gem quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, optical effects, gem care and geographic sources. Many of the gems are shown mounted in striking designer jewelry. There are 323 new colour photos and several new gem species and varieties in this new Third Edition. Also included are interesting historical facts mixed with scientific data and a bit of folklore. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems. If you want to become a savvy buyer and learn how to select coloured gemstones, then youll find the Gemstone Buying Guide a fascinating and valuable resource.
Category: Precious stones

Illustrated Guide To Jewelry Appraising

Author : Anna M. Miller
ISBN : 9781461597179
Genre : Science
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There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.
Category: Science

Gem Jewelry Pocket Guide

Author : Renee Newman
ISBN : 0929975308
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 41.43 MB
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The perfect pocket-sized companion for those travelling and thinking about purchasing jewellery or stones. Renee Newman, author of the highly respected gem and jewellery guides including 'Diamond Ring Buying Guide' and 'Gold and Platinum Jewelry Buying Guide', has written a concise buying guide covering gems, gold and platinum that's a perfect handy reference. Here is important information on how to select jewellers and appraisers; a chapter on notable gem sources and which countries are noted for specific gems; information on coral, ivory and amber; precautions one must take when buying from an unfamiliar source; and customs regulations, duties and how to use lab reports. This guide will become an indispensable resource that will be used time and time again.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gem Identification Made Easy

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763590
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 67.99 MB
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This revised edition covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments and instruments. It is easy to use, practical and non-technical indicating how to identify diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, as well as separating them from fakes and look-alikes. The book explains what instruments are needed and how to use them, where to obtain such instruments and what should be seen for each gemstone. Anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the market place. This volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognising profitable opportunities.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Color Encyclopedia Of Gemstones

Author : Joel E. Arem
ISBN : UOM:49015003028520
Genre : Precious stones
File Size : 40.81 MB
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Presents concise data on a particular gemstone's physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential.
Category: Precious stones


Author : Julian Robov
ISBN : 9780595297016
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 25.68 MB
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The novel is a gem. Like most gems, the novel isn't free from inclusions or blemishes. The novel illustrates the colorful blue sapphire trading life in Bangkok, Thailand surface-diffused and confused-with black humor and radioactive dialogues, along with a group of blemished gem dealers, lust-driven wives, gangsters and gospel gemologists. All are heavily included.
Category: Fiction