Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this. Gemstones of the World has ratings and 16 reviews. Robin said: It’s unusual to find a gemstone reference that can be used by scientists, jewelers, co. Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Gemstones of the World is one of the most popular books ever written about gems and gem materials. Over one .

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Both have remained among my most favourite books. Whether the reader wants to look at the chemistry behind the stones, find out where various gemstones come from, learn about diamonds, rubies, emeralds, jaspers, or other specific stones, or simply look at pretty photographs, this is the book to use.

The book ends with a chart of gemstone listings by color. On the right page are the photos of the gems described on the left. Anika rated it it was amazing Sep 08, As the author warns us, the text is small and in some cases abbreviated and condensed. Very helpful to me.


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Very Good Book Best book I found that is up to date. 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 gemztones each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and more.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Account Options Sign in. Show More Show Less. Be the first to ask a question about Gemstones of the World. It even usually includes a view of the gems still bound in the matrix rock. Quite a large section on cultured pearls is included.

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You’ll find full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone’s formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing.

Gemstones of the World is the most complete and comprehensive guide to the world of gemstones. This book has the latest gems included and plenty of helpful pictures. Good for anyone who likes rocks If you want only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one! Looking for beautiful books?


I love this book! Gemstones of the World Hardcover. Selected pages Title Page. By using word website you agree to our use of cookies. I am a Gemologist and this book is packed with amazing details about gemstones. Anyone who is interested in gemstones, for whatever reason, will enjoy this book.

May 16, Kay rated it it was amazing.

Published January 1st by Sterling first published November 1st Best book I found that is up to date. Blanchette rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl. Gena rated it it was amazing Nov 02, I find it fascinating. More than wa,ter, full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in its rough, natural, polished, and cut renditions. The book begins with descriptions of gemstone identification properties.

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Imitation and Synthetic Gemstones.