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Author Wallis, Keith, F.G.A.

Title Gemstones : understanding, identifying, buying / Keith Wallis.

Imprint Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club, 2006 (Reprinted, 2007)


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    553.8 WAL    Available
Description 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents History, myths and legends -- Precious stones -- The gemstones -- Organic gems -- Minor gemstones -- Buying gemstones -- Gems around the world -- Gems on the Internet.
Summary "Whether buying gem-set jewellery or loose stones, you will be faced with a fabulous glittering and colorful array of beauty and value. With such a wide choice - from amethyst to zircon - which should you choose? What is it worth, and how do you even know it is real?" "Gemstones is a unique book that helps to answer these questions, introducing the layperson to the exciting world of gemmology in simple and easy to understand terms. As well as the best-known precious stones - diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires - over 100 gems are featured, with full descriptions, technical details, and tips on how to check for fakes; illustrated throughout with colour photographs to make identification easier."--Jacket.
Local Note PAS copy has The Clifford L. Coffin Collection bookplate.
Subject Precious stones -- Identification.
Precious stones -- Purchasing.
Local Subject Clifford L. Coffin collection.
ISBN 9781851494941

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