Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author: Curzio Cipriani,Alessandro Borelli

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780671601164

Category: Gems

Page: 384

View: 3586

"Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones" provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Amy Carmichael

Rescuer of Precious Gems

Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge

Publisher: Y W A M Pub

ISBN: 9781576580189

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 203

View: 8834

Chronicles the life and work of Amy Carmichael, whose faith and determination helped her defy the barriers of India's caste system and bring God's word to others.

Precious Gems

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 163477521X

Category: Fiction

Page: 921

View: 7792

Follow Trent and Reed's adventures as they travel the world and solve crimes in the Precious Gems series bundle by EM Lynley!

Firefly Guide to Gems

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 3141

A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.

Precious Gems

Jewellery from Eight Centuries : [exhibition] Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 9 June-15 October 2000

Author: Elsebeth Welander-Berggren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789171006196

Category: Gems

Page: 239

View: 2761

Secrets of the Gem Trade

The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

Author: Richard Wise

Publisher: Brunswick House, Csi

ISBN: 9780972822329


Page: 340

View: 1696

Completely revised and expanded with 10 new chapters: Jade / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Moonstone / Peridot / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Red -Pink Spinel / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars. Plus 165 color photographs (50 additional) which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. The definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem. The author, Richard Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.

Gems and Precious Stones of North America

A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archæology, and of the Collections in which They Exist, Also a Chapter on Pearls, and on Remarkable Foreign Gems Owned in the United States. Illustrated with Eight Colored Plates and Numerous Minor Engravings

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: New York : Scientific Publishing Company


Category: Gems

Page: 336

View: 8570



Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491859601

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 1441

This is a story about three young girls that became close friends. They are also quite adventurous in nature, and get thrown into situations that put their quest for adventure to the test. Read along and find out how these friends use wit and daring to solve the mistery of a missing boy. This book is about friendships, courage and daring.

PRECIOUS GEMS: A Poetry Book of Love, Life, Heartache and Triumph

Author: Angel Banks


ISBN: 1329727886


Page: 26

View: 5905

This book is a collection of poems that I having been writing for about 3 years now. I have been writing poetry since I was 10 years old. Majority of my poems talk about the thoughts that are in my head and heart that I don't always say to people. The poems also relate to the things that I do in my everyday life.

A Book of Precious Stones

The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical Aspects

Author: Julius Wodiska

Publisher: N.A


Category: Precious stones

Page: 365

View: 2940

Precious Gems

31 Quotes That May Change Your Views on Life

Author: Lee Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976075711


Page: 72

View: 6175

Precious Gems - 31 Quotes That May Change Your Views on Life. Lee Williams, a Jamaican writer, has selected 31 quotes he calls Gems and chronicles them in this book with brief explanations of what they mean to him and how they've changed his views on life. His message in this book is to enlighten those who need enlightenment in the various areas of their lives, simply speaking to one's self, quote, interpret and apply it to one's own situation and circumstance, with the hope of understanding that they are not alone in the process. The aim is NOT to treat or provide advice but rather a simple message of hope and encouragement to be gained from what others have been through. The short stories and examples highlighted in the book were very practical and relatable. They can easily be identified with and applied. The book is quite an inspirational experience.