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Gemstones: A Jewelry Maker's Guide to Identifying & Using Beautiful Rocks

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Learn to identify gemstones in and for jewelry with this must-have guide!

Packed with fascinating gemological details and up-to-date information on more than 70 of the most exquisite gemstones, Gemstones is the reference guide you need to identify a variety of gems. Join leading expert Judith Crowe as she shares:

• Accurate information on how to identify gemstones and how the gem trade operates so you can buy with confidence.
• Detailed information on the treatments, imitations, pricing, cuts, sources, and gem appraisals.
• Covers the common pitfalls in identifying stones and clarifies areas of confusion and misidentification.
• Practical gemological information on colored gemstones, diamonds, and organic gems. Plus historical context for those buying and selling antique and vintage gem-set jewelry.

Jewelers and designer goldsmiths, lapidaries and gem cutters, stone setters, gemologists, geologists, or anyone interested in gemstones and gem-set jewelry, Gemstones has the information you're looking for.

By Judith Crowe

Hardcover; 192 pages 

ISBN: 9781632506825


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