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Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide
By DK

Smithsonian
Released: 2016-10-04
Hardcover (440 pages)

Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide
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  • From royalty and film stars to thieves and curses, this is a dazzling and comprehensive visual guide to the world’s most precious rocks and minerals
  • Hardcover; 440 pages. Lavish jacket features a debossed and foiled diamond. 11.9" x 9.9".
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery.

From diamonds and sapphires to emeralds and obsidian, Gem profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials. Its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Fabergé egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem.

The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more.

For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color guide directory groups gems according to their main color.

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.

Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
By Renee Newman

Intl Jewelry Pubns
Paperback (186 pages)

Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
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  • Intl Jewelry Pubns
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This handbook updates jewellery professionals and serious diamond buyers on the new developments in diamond grading, treatments, synthetic diamonds, fancy-colour diamonds and lab certificates. Using close-up photographs, it shows how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, cut quality and brilliance. The handbook also discusses how gem labs are incorporating brightness, size, scintillation and pattern into their cut grades, and it provides tips on detecting treatments and man-made diamonds. Topics include: quality evaluation; diamond recutting; branded diamonds; antique cuts and jewellery; diamond treatments; fancy-colour diamonds; synthetic diamonds; light performance; fluorescence; and, lab reports.
Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry
By Renee Newman

Brand: Intl Jewelry Pubns
Paperback (160 pages)

Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler s Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry
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This title offeres advice and shape, cutting style, carat weight, colour and clarity for those purchasing coloured gemstones with a brief description of differnet types of stones
Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry and Gems the Buying Guide)
By Antoinette Matlins PG FGA

GemStone Press
Paperback (384 pages)

Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry and Gems the Buying Guide)
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Over 400,000 Copies in Print
Know What You Want, Know What You’re Buying,
Learn the Secrets to Get the Most for Your Money
Easy to Read Easy to Understand
Practical Complete

Instant Answers ... to All Your Questions
Completely Updated & Expanded 7th Edition!

Purchasing gems and jewelry can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly.

To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, two internationally respected experts on buying gems and jewelry put their inside knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. It is filled with practical advice and is designed to make it easy for you to have all the information you need to buy gems and jewelry with confidence.

Recommended by consumer and jewelry trade reviewers around the world, it is already in use in over 100 countries and has been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Hungarian, Russian and Japanese. Over 400,000 copies are now in print and this revised, updated, expanded edition covers even more: buying and selling on the internet, dazzling new diamond cuts, recently discovered gems … and new treatments and trickery to look out for. There are fascinating mythical and magical tidbits, and practical tips that could only come from an insider.

In simple, straightforward terms you’ll learn about the four Cs and how to juggle them to get what you want, at the price you want to pay; what to look for, and look out for; all about gold and platinum, jewelry design, and some of the country’s leading designers. You’ll learn what questions to ask and what to get in writing, and even how to select the jeweler, appraiser, and insurer.

The authors leave no stone unturned to give you everything you need to know―whether you are a novice or a connoisseur. With Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide, you’ll find the experience can be a joy, and the gems and jewelry you select a source of lasting pleasure!

The Art of Gem Cutting: Including Cabochons, Faceting, Spheres, Tumbling, and Special Techniques (Gembooks)
By H. C. Dake

Gem Guides Book Co
Paperback (96 pages)

The Art of Gem Cutting: Including Cabochons, Faceting, Spheres, Tumbling, and Special Techniques (Gembooks)
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  • H.C. Dake
  • Cabochons, Faceting, Spheres, Tumbling
  • instructional guide
Product Description:
Learn how to buy rough stones, cut the gems, choose and properly use your equipment. This popular guide gets the reader started on the right path and builds interest in the wonderful hobby of gem cutting.
Diamonds: An Early History of the King of Gems
By Jack Ogden

Yale University Press
Released: 2018-05-08
Hardcover (408 pages)

Diamonds: An Early History of the King of Gems
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A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops

This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the “king of gems,” including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It’s an in-depth study tracing the story of diamonds from their early mining and trade more than two thousand years ago to the 1700s, when Brazil displaced India as the world’s primary diamond supplier.

Jack Ogden, a historian and gemologist specializing in ancient gems and jewelry, describes the early history of diamond jewelry, the development of diamond cutting, and how diamonds were assessed and valued. The book includes more than one hundred captivating images, from close-up full-color photographs of historic diamond-set jewelry (some previously unpublished), to photomicrographs of individual gems and illustrations of medieval manuscripts, as well as diagrams depicting historical methods of cutting and polishing diamonds.
Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (Paperback))
By Antoinette Matlins PG FGA

GemStone Press
Released: 2009-08-01
Paperback (336 pages)

Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (Paperback))
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Over 400,000 Copies in Print
Know What You Want, Know What You’re Buying,
Learn the Secrets to Get the Most for Your Money
Easy to Read • Easy to Understand
Practical • Complete

Instant Answers ... to All Your Questions
Completely Updated & Expanded 7th Edition!

Purchasing gems and jewelry can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly.

To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, two internationally respected experts on buying gems and jewelry put their inside knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. It is filled with practical advice and is designed to make it easy for you to have all the information you need to buy gems and jewelry with confidence.

Recommended by consumer and jewelry trade reviewers around the world, it is already in use in over 100 countries and has been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Hungarian, Russian and Japanese. Over 400,000 copies are now in print and this revised, updated, expanded edition covers even more: buying and selling on the internet, dazzling new diamond cuts, recently discovered gems … and new treatments and trickery to look out for. There are fascinating mythical and magical tidbits, and practical tips that could only come from an insider.

In simple, straightforward terms you’ll learn about the four Cs and how to juggle them to get what you want, at the price you want to pay; what to look for, and look out for; all about gold and platinum, jewelry design, and some of the country’s leading designers. You’ll learn what questions to ask and what to get in writing, and even how to select the jeweler, appraiser, and insurer.

The authors leave no stone unturned to give you everything you need to know―whether you are a novice or a connoisseur. With Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide, you’ll find the experience can be a joy, and the gems and jewelry you select a source of lasting pleasure!

Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
By Cally Hall

Gem Guides Book Company
Released: 2002-05-15
Paperback (160 pages)

Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
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Packed with more than 800 vivid full-color photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metals, this concise guide combines its stunning visuals with a systematic approach that enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Published by Dorling Kindersley in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the guidebook is beautiful, informative, and accessible to readers of all levels.

Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each gemstone’s chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Additional color illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, color variations, and a wide range of popular cuts. Easy-to-use, color-coded bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Also included is a comprehensive glossary.

Written by gem expert, writer, and curator Cally Hall of London’s Natural History Museum, and packed with detailed information on gemstone properties, varieties, and more, DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Gemstones is the clearest identification to natural and synthetic gemstones for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.
Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
By Richard W Wise

Brunswick House
Hardcover (404 pages)

Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur s Guide to Precious Gemstones
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Completely revised and expanded with 11 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 278 color photographs (171 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.
Diamond Fire: The Forbidden Gems Trilogy Book 2
By Ellen Tanner Marsh

Monkeypaw Press
Released: 2018-10-23
Kindle Edition (205 pages)

Diamond Fire: The Forbidden Gems Trilogy Book 2
 
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A love more splendid than any jewel…

Strong-minded beauty Raven Barrancourt has sailed to faraway India hoping to save her beloved Cornish home from ruin. But when an Indian empress entrusts her with a fabled diamond said to carry a dangerous curse, Raven’s own life may well be at stake. With northern India on the edge of revolt, Raven must entrust her safety and her priceless secret to the one man who rejected her.

Blinded by passion, Charles St. Germain would sail to the corners of the earth to make Raven his, though fate conspires in every way to keep them apart. From the splendors of British India to antebellum Charleston, duty and betrayal threaten the love he has found in a woman worth more than any fortune.



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