Gemstones of the World : Newly Revised Fifth Edition

Description

Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying and selling gemstones. It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1,800 gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical and colour properties; and the way they are formed, structured and mined. The book also fully covers the optical features of gems - light and colour, luminescence, refraction and inclusions - and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and more. There are also many charts and diagrams as well as magnificent colour photographs of the stones with data about them on the facing page. If you want only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one!

Details

Author(s)
Walter Schumann
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
123 x 193 x 24mm | 640g
Publication date
02 Jul 2013
Publisher
Sterling Publishing Co Inc
Imprint
STERLING
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
5th Revised edition
Illustrations note
Full colour photographs throughout
ISBN10
1454909536
ISBN13
9781454909538
Bestsellers rank
1,854