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Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall; Harry Taylor
Publisher: London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000, ©1994.
Series: Dorling Kindersley handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American ed., reprinted with correctionsView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cally Hall; Harry Taylor
ISBN: 1564584984 9781564584984
OCLC Number: 46361544
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations, map, tables ; 22 cm.
Contents: How this book works --
What are gemstones? --
How gemstones are formed --
Where gemstones are found --
Physical properties --
Crystal shapes --
Optical properties --
Natural inclusions --
Faceting --
Polishing, carving, and engraving --
Gems through the ages --
History and folklore --
Synthetic gemstones --
Imitation and enhancement --
Colour key --
Precious metals --
Cut stones --
Organics --
Table of properties.
Series Title: Dorling Kindersley handbooks.
Responsibility: Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters.

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This book is a demonstration of outright amazing knowledge of geology, If you are studying for a test and need material, this book is for you.

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