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Gem Identification Made Easy ~ A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling, 2nd Edition

Matlins, Antoinette L. & Antonio C. Bonanno

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ISBN 10: 0943763169 / ISBN 13: 9780943763163
Published by Gemstone Press, Woodstock, VT, 1997
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2nd Edition, revised and expanded, and therefore preferred over the first edition. The book is appropriately subtitled, "A Hands-on Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling." how three simple, pocket-sized instruments that together cost under $300 can enable you to identify about 85% of the gemstones you will encounter; moreover, twelve full-page, four-up color plates make identification easier and more accurate. Some of the material in this book appeared originally in. ; Color Illustrations; 1.4 x 9 x 6.1 Inches; 322 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 34575

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Title: Gem Identification Made Easy ~ A Hands-On ...

Publisher: Gemstone Press, Woodstock, VT

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: Second Edition; Second Printing.

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New, revised, expanded edition of the first and only book of its kind. Covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments, and instruments. Easy to use. Practical. Non-technical. Shows how to identify diamonds, colored gemstones, and pearls, and separate them from fakes and look-alikes. Explains what instruments are needed, how to use them, where to get them, and what should be seen for each gemstone.No science background necessary.Faster than you can imagine, anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the marketplace. This practical volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities. Essential reading for collectors, investors, jewelry lovers, hobbyists, jewelers, antique dealers, and gemology students. With this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification.Selected Contents:Setting up a basic lab.Description of Each Instrument: What It Will Show & How to Use It.Dark Field Loupe - Synthetic Emerald Filters - Immersion Cell - Synthetic Diamond Detector - Loupe - Chelsea Filter - Electronic Diamond Tester - Refractometer - Ultraviolet Lamp - Microscope - Spectroscope - Polariscope - DichroscopeWhat to Look For, Gem by GemAntique & Estate Jewelry - The True Test for the Gem Detective.Dyeing - Composite Stones - Foil Backing - SubstitutionsAppendices: Charts and Tables of Gemstone Properties, Schools, Laboratories, and more.

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Antoinette L. Matlins, P.G., is an internationally respected gem and jewelry expert, author, and lecturer. Her books are widely used throughout the world by consumers and professionals in the gem and jewelry field alike. A popular media guest, she has been seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, educating consumers about gems and jewelry and exposing fraud. In addition, Matlins is active in the gem trade.Antonio Bonanno, F.G.A., P.G., A.S.A., was one of America's most distinguished gemologists. For over 40 years he was President of National Gem Appraising Laboratory and Director of Columbia School of Gemology in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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