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Legendary Gems or Gems that Make History

Bruton, Eric

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ISBN 10: 0801975115 / ISBN 13: 9780801975110
Published by Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1986
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover. A fine copy in a very good jacket with 2 1/2 in tears at the top of the jacket near the spine. 239 pages, index, bibliography, 10 pages in full color, and many in black and white. Mostly Diamonds other stones are discussed. Wars, love, legends, even Dealers are mentioned. This is a book of facts and romance. Bookseller Inventory # 007892

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Title: Legendary Gems or Gems that Make History

Publisher: Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tells the stories behind famous diamonds, rubies, ermeralds, sapphires, opals, and pearls, and recounts how gemstones were mined

About the Author:

Eric Bruton was also the author of the highly successful Diamonds, as well as many other books. He was for many years editor of The Gemmologist, the first journal in the world devoted to the study of gemstones. He had also been the editor of Industrial Diamond Review, and the founder of the trade newspaper Retail Jeweller. He held the Diploma Fellowship of the Gemmological Society of Great Britain, and was involved in the international gem trade. Much of the background for Legendary Gems was gleaned first hand by the author in the gem mines of India, Africa, Asia and South America. Eric Bruton died in 2000.

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