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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones (Paperback)

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones By Kennie Lyman, Kennie Lyman (Editor) Cover Image
By Kennie Lyman, Kennie Lyman (Editor)
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Description


Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties.
Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

About the Author


Kennie Lyman is the author of Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones, a Simon & Schuster book.

Kennie Lyman is the author of Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones, a Simon & Schuster book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780671604301
ISBN-10: 0671604309
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: March 13th, 1986
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Nature Guide Series
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