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Identification of Gemstones

By Michael O'Donoghue , Louise Joyner

ISBN: 9780719803512
PUBLISHED: 30/04/2008
PAGES: 328
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 229x152 mm

Identification of Gemstones is a comprehensive reference guide to gem and ornamental materials, and outlines all the features a gem tester has to know before making an identification. The experienced author team describe not only each natural gem species, but also their synthetic counterparts, and the materials used as imitations, demonstrating how to avoid costly mistakes.

End of chapter summaries, details of further reading, and the companion website combine to provide all the support needed by professional gemmologists, antique and gemstone dealers, jewellers and students.

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