Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2023-03-07
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9780744084870

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Prepare to be dazzled by this shining and sumptuous visual guide to the world’s greatest treasures. Feast your eyes on glittering gemstones, kaleidoscopic minerals, and famous trinkets in this comprehensive exploration of Earth’s finest jewels. Following a foreword from Aja Raden, hundreds of pages take a lavish look at precious stones, precious metals, and organic gems in all their natural wonder. From agate to zoisite, everything under the Sun is encapsulated in spectacular photography and accessible text. Trace the history of gemmology and get the inside story on our planet’s most famous and fabulous gems, including the mysterious Hope Diamond, the stunning Koh-i-Noor of the Crown Jewels, and exquisite Fabergé eggs. Find out their physical properties, check the price tags, and discover the most remarkable record-breakers. This exceptionally extravagant book is a picture-packed, fact-filled celebration guaranteed to bring sparkle to your life and your library.

Jewelry Gem by Gem

Jewelry Gem by Gem
Author: Carlo Cumo,Claude Mazloum
Publsiher: Gremese Editore
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1996
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: UOM:39015040565650

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Here, world famous designers share with readers their most highly prized creations in words and pictures, revealing each stone's history, rarity, physical and chemical characteristics, and some of the imitations

The Gemstone Detective

The Gemstone Detective
Author: Kim Rix
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-10-04
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 1912635232

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This travel guide is for anyone considering a trip to the beautiful country of Sri Lanka in search of a special memory to treasure forever. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries, this unique book unveils how you can become a `Gemstone Detective' on your next adventure. If you are considering purchasing a gemstone or piece of jewellery, this book is essential reading on the plane over to Sri Lanka! It is a mine of expert advice, insider information and practical tips to help you better understand the gemstone and jewellery market. As well as offering country-specific background and up-to-the-minute advice, the `Gemstone Detective' series, is a `how to' guide for anyone who wants to experience the fun, excitement and romance of buying unique and beautiful gems or jewellery in countries around the world renowned for their natural gemstones. Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the `Gemstone Detective' series to provide readers with the best advice and easy-to-follow steps to help travellers avoid the pitfalls, scams and disappointments of a bad buying decision.

Gems and Jewelry

Gems and Jewelry
Author: Joel E. Arem
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1984-12
Genre: Gems
ISBN: 055327936X

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Jewelry Gems The Buying Guide 7th Edition

Jewelry   Gems   The Buying Guide  7th Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Gemstone Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2009
Genre: Jewelry
ISBN: 9780943763712

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Brilliant Effects

Brilliant Effects
Author: Marcia R. Pointon
Publsiher: Paul Mellon Centre
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2009
Genre: Art and society
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215353983

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Pointon examines how small-scale and valuable artefacts have figured in systems of belief and in political and social practice in Europe since the Renaissance.

Jewelry and Gems for Self Discovery

Jewelry and Gems for Self Discovery
Author: Shakti Carola Navran
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2008
Genre: Crystals
ISBN: 9780738714431

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Have you ever fallen in love with a ring or necklace? Perhaps there's a reason! Gems and crystals have metaphysical and healing qualities that can support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This innovative guide will help you choose a piece of jewelry ideal for your unique life path. Diamonds enhance your creativity. Rubies teach us about love. Opals fuel intuition and offer healing. Which stones are right for you? Shakti Carola Navran offers a thorough introduction to astrology to help you identify the challenges and spiritual needs evident in your birth chart. A detailed list of sixty-four gems and crystals--with full-color photos of polished stones and finished jewelry--makes it easy to find the minerals that can balance these conflicting energies. You'll learn how to "program" your stone with joy, peace of mind, self-confidence, or any other quality. There's also helpful information for choosing the form (ring, earrings, or necklace), selecting the metal setting, and incorporating symbols into your unique piece of jewelry.

Colored Gemstones

Colored Gemstones
Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Publsiher: Gemstone Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2005
Genre: Gems
ISBN: 9780943763453

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Purchasing coloured gemstones can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make buying gemstones confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts, and new ways to buy gems -- such as internet auctions and TV shopping -- there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect coloured gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewellery confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, Antoinette Matlins, an internationally respected expert on buying gems, puts her insider knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, the guide offers in depth all the information you need in order to know what to look for and what to look out for, including: what qualifies as a 'gemstone'?; how to evaluate colour -- and its impact on price; deciding between a natural gem and an enhanced gem; coloured gemstone synthesis and treatment; what to ask when buying the stone; what to get in writing; how to get what you want within your budget; price guides for popular gems, opals, and synthetic stones; And much, much more!