Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this. Gemstones of the World has ratings and 16 reviews. Robin said: It’s unusual to find a gemstone reference that can be used by scientists, jewelers, co. Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Gemstones of the World is one of the most popular books ever written about gems and gem materials. Over one .

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The best little gemstone book to have on hand. The book concludes with charts of traditional astrological stones, the more recent birthstone-by-month designations, and some remarks on medicinal uses of stones clearly not recommended by the author, but added for the curious.

Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann (2013, Hardcover, Revised)

There are even full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils.

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An amazing resource for both beginners and experienced gemologists! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Both have remained among my most favourite books. Trending Price New. Gemstones by Cally HallPaperback, Revised. This book has the latest schummann included and plenty of helpful pictures. Good book but only for beginners who are looking to gain an insight into the world of Gemstones.

Gemstones of the World

I make jewelry, and I prefer to use natural precious, semi-precious, gematones other gemstones. My library Help Advanced Book Search. I find it fascinating. Becoming by Michelle Obama Hardcover Book 3.

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You can read the more technical information or skip to the fun color photos. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1, gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical, and color properties; and the way they are formed, structured, and mined.

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Additionally, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, synthetics, and combined stones. Yet because of clever use of headers, shaded sections, illustrations, and white space, the text never seems cramped. I have read other books, but this one is the best by far.

The book ends with a chart of gemstone listings by color. Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl.

Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann

Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and–when you’re in the market–how to check for genuineness. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Open Preview See a Problem? Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Gemstones of the World. This section is not very well edited and appears to be a listing of such stones in no particular order.

The book begins with descriptions of gemstone identification properties.