Gemstones of the world by Schumann, Walter Hardcover

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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!

Key Features
Author(s) Walter Schumann
Publisher Sterling Publishing Co Inc
Date of Publication 18/07/2013
Language English
Format Hardback
ISBN-10 1454909536
ISBN-13 9781454909538
Subject Natural History: General
Publication Data
Place of Publication New York
Country of Publication United States
Imprint Sterling
Content Note Full colour photographs throughout
Weight 640 g
Width 124 mm
Height 195 mm
Spine 24 mm
Editorial Details
Edition Statement 5th Revised edition
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Type: book

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