Gem Identification Made Easy, 1st Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling

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9780943763033: Gem Identification Made Easy, 1st Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling

Contents: Setting Up a Basic Lab; Proper Lighting; How to Use Each Instrument & What It Will Show; Major Errors and How to Correct Them, and more. Appendixes: Charts & Tables of Gemstone Properties, Schools, Laboratories, Associations and Publications, Readings. Glossary. Index.

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Antoinette Leonard Matlins is the gemmology editor for a jewellery magazine and her articles and comments on gems, jewellery and gem investment appear in many international consumer and trade publications. Antonio C. Bonanno, FGA, ASA, MGA, noted gemmologist and appraiser, is the founder and president of National Gem Appraising Laboratory, and director of the Columbia School of Gemology. He is a fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain and an associate of the Alumni of the Gemological Institute of America.

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Focusing on gemology as a science rather than a fine art, the authors have written an honest and straightforward book that lays the groundwork for identifying gemstones in an easy-to-read-and-understand volume. They outline useful information on setting up a lab, securing proper lighting, and identifying the essential and optional instruments used in successful gem identification. They also explain how to identify the myriad inclusions and blemishes found in natural and synthetic gemstones and devote a section to enhancement techniques found in antique and estate jewelry. Recommended.
- Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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