The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones

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A complete reference for jewelers and goldsmiths, as well as jewelry and gem collectors, The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a dazzling array of jewels and gems. This beautifully illustrated reference also includes a glossary that clearly explains terminology used by gemologists. Full-color photographs help you identify a vast array of gemstone, from amethysts and diamonds to tourmaline and quartz, and stunning jewelry designs show the gems at their best.

  • Discover the origins of gemstones
  • Understand the process of selecting raw materials
  • Find out how to assess the quality, rarity, grade, durability and cut of precious and semiprecious stones
  • Learn how gems are calibrated using the industry standards of carats and points
  • Discover how gems are treated to improve both color and clarity
  • Judith Crowe
  • 176 pages
  • ISBN #: 9781770851085

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