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Gemstones of the World : Newly Revised Fifth Edition - Walter Schumann

Gemstones of the World

Newly Revised Fifth Edition

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 2013
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Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying and selling gemstones. It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1,800 gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical and colour properties; and the way they are formed, structured and mined. The book also fully covers the optical features of gems - light and colour, luminescence, refraction and inclusions - and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and more. There are also many charts and diagrams as well as magnificent colour photographs of the stones with data about them on the facing page. If you want only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one!

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5.0

Awesome gemstone book

By Angela

from Perth, Western Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Great Illustrations
  • Great reference book
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Special Needs
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    This book is fabulous! All the scientific information you can think of on gemstones is in this book and along with all the information are wonderful photographs of the gemstones too.
    It is easy to cross reference information in this book.
    Excellent for those interested in the physical and scientific aspects on gemstones where most books only have limited information but plenty on the metaphysical aspects.
    A must have for all gem lovers!

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    5.0

    What a Jewell

    By bythebye

    from Sydney AU

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    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • Informative
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Reference
      • Special Needs

      This was a gift for my grandson who has acquired a passion for gemstones and fossils. I asked a former colleague at Macquarie University which book would be most suitable for a 14yo, and he suggested this volume.
      My grandson immediately buried his nose into it and is most impressed with the content and layout which makes identification of samples very easy. My friends recommendation was well made.

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      ISBN: 9781454909538
      ISBN-10: 1454909536
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 320
      Published: 1st September 2013
      Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.4  x 2.4
      Weight (kg): 0.64