Rare Gemstones: How to Identify, Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems
Provides concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems that are now being used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. Besides listing the identification properties of the gems, Rare Gemstones tells you where they're found, how they're used, why they're unique, how they're priced, and how to evaluate and care for them. Rare Gemstones includes information on their history, treatments, imitations, durability, uses, quality characteristics and pricing.
DISCOVER RARE GEMS
Rare Gemstones provides concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems that are being used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. It not only lists the identification properties of the gems, but tells you where they are found, how they are used, why they are unique, how they are priced, and how to care for them. High quality photos show the different colors and varieties of each gem and give you ideas on how each can be used creatively in jewelry. Written in a succinct, user-friendly style, Rare Gemstones is a companion book to Newman’s Gemstone Buying Guide and an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, gem dealers and consumers.
Full Title: Rare Gemstones: How to Identify, Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems New 2012 Release Author: Renée Newman
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications
$19.95, Trade paperback, 482 photos, 137 pages, 6" x 9"