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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.

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, 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!

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir Album)
By Caroline de Guitaut

imusti
Hardcover (120 pages)

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir Album)
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  • Royal Collection
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From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras and diamond-encrusted swords, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among the Royal Collection’s awe-inspiring array.

Published to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—as well as a special exhibition planned for Buckingham Palace in 2012—Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs—many newly commissioned—including close-up views of each piece.
 
Few private diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.
Gem Identification Made Easy, Third Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
By Antoinette Matlins

Brand: Gemstone Press
Hardcover (330 pages)

Gem Identification Made Easy, Third Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
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This colorful book offers you a window into the world of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most amazing people of the twentieth century. You will learn about Gandhi’s life—from his time as a student in London to his work for equality in South Africa and India—and his methods of peaceful, but not passive, resistance to injustice.
Making Jewelry with Gemstone Beads
By Barbara Case

David & Charles
Paperback (128 pages)

Making Jewelry with Gemstone Beads
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Combines the popular craft of beading with beautiful semi-precious stones, which are collected by many. Features a variety of versatile ideas which can be adapted for any type of gem or bead. Readers will learn to reate beautiful gemstone jewelry with this dazzling collection of over 100 projects, ranging from eyecatching earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets. This beautiful book offers an impressive range of 28 beautiful semi-precious stones (including birthstones) and a glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them. Projects range from the simplest stringing to more detailed beadwork to cater for all levels of ability. Clear artworks, beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions ensure flawless results.
Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
By Cally Hall

DK
Released: 2002-05-15
Paperback (160 pages)

Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
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  • Gem Guides Book Company
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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.
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
The Blue Diamond: Jeweler's Gemstone Mystery Series #1 (Jeweler's Gemstone Mysteries)
By Lynn Franklin

Franklin & Franklin
Paperback (558 pages)

The Blue Diamond: Jeweler s Gemstone Mystery Series #1 (Jeweler s Gemstone Mysteries)
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A Rare Blue Diamond. An Unsuspecting Jeweler. When a killer stalks a small beach town, no one is safe.
A gemologist’s world turns upside down when she interrupts an armed robbery in her grandfather’s jewelry store. Before being rushed to the hospital, Kimberley West’s grandfather entrusts her with guarding a five-carat, flawless blue diamond. There’s just one problem: Small-town jewelers seldom deal in rare gemstones worth millions.
A mysterious phone call convinces Kim the diamond is connected to the recent murder of Grandpa’s best friend. As the attacks continue, she realizes no one will be safe until she solves the mystery surrounding the diamond..
Armed only with her standard poodle, expertise in gemstone lore and insight into the human obsession with all things shiny, Kim races to outwit a thief who’s not afraid to kill.
The Blue Diamond is the first book in the Jeweler’s Gemstone Mystery Series. Readers say they’ve fallen in love with the heart-warming cast of characters, savored the interwoven gemstone legends and lore and laughed at the antics of two precocious dogs.
If you like fast-paced mysteries featuring a resourceful amateur sleuth and filled with unexpected twists, humor and a touch of romance, you'll love The Blue Diamond.
The gem collector's handbook
By John L Ramsey

Boa Vista Press
Paperback (261 pages)

The gem collector s handbook
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" Our goal with this book is to give the reader factual answers to the questions they may have, to let the reader realize that the mysteries of gems can be untangled, and through the photographs have a sense of the beauty available in these small natural wonders."



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