This updated full-color guide to colored gems provides concise yet comprehensive information on quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, optical effects, gem care and geographic sources. Many of the gems are shown mounted in striking designer jewelry. There are 323 new color photos and several new gem species and varieties in this new Third Edition. Also included are interesting historical facts mixed with scientific data and a bit of folklore. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems. If you want to become a savvy buyer and learn how to select colored gemstones, then you’ll find the Gemstone Buying Guide a fascinating and valuable resource.
356 color photos / 156 pages / paperback
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