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: 9013

"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: 7506

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.

Firefly Guide to Gems

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 3648

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

Precious Gems

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 163477521X

Category: Fiction

Page: 921

View: 4303

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

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: 6393

Secrets of the Gem Trade

The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

Author: Richard Wise

Publisher: Brunswick House, Csi

ISBN: 9780972822329


Page: 340

View: 7308

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.



Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491859601

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 4674

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: 741

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.

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: 5463

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: 8441

Rarer Than Rubies

Author: EM Lynley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1613724772

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 8665

When Trent Copeland runs into Reed Acton at a Bangkok airport, he thinks the handsome American is too good to be true. Why would someone like Reed be interested in a quiet, introverted gay-romance writer? After all, even an obvious tourist like Trent can see that there is more to Reed’s constant unexplained appearances in his path than meets the eye. Reed Acton has one mission and one mission only—he needs to get the map that was accidentally slipped into Trent's bag and keep the mobsters who want the priceless artifact from taking deadly revenge. Trent Copeland is a delicious and damned near irresistible diversion, but Reed can’t afford distractions right now, especially if he wants to keep Trent safe. From Bangkok's seediest back alleys to the sacred north, the two men will fight to stay one step ahead of the bad guys and learn that the only treasure worth finding is... each other.


a garland of precious gems; or, a collection of edifying tales, told in a metrical form

Author: Mahāyānasutras

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 519

View: 3468

Simply Gemstones

Designs for Creating Beaded Gemstone Jewelry

Author: Nancy Alden

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307451356

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 5655

The cofounder of Beadworks provides anxiety-free, detailed instructions for creating earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from gemstones, including projects using unfamiliar stones such as Peruvian opal, pink sapphire, and rutilated quartz and peridot. Original.