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The Science of Gems

Fisher, P.J.

Published by Charles Scribners Sons: New York, 1966
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Twelfth Street Booksellers (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Hardcover, dust jacket, 189pp, appendixes, glossary, bibliography, illustrated with over 100 black/white photographs and diagrams, and 4 colorplates. Covers the history of gems, their magic powers, modern jewelry making, the nature of gems and their identification, grading, evaluation and fashioning of gemstones and other aspects of gemmology. An entire chapter on diamonds, their properties and how they were discovered and mined, and famous diamonds like the Cullinan, Koh-I-Noor, the Hope, Great Mogul, and Orloff. Other important gemstones discussed, and the attempts to make synthetic gemstones. Organic gems, pearls, amber and coral follow. Included is an entire chapter on the diamond cutters, and the final chapter is on testing gems. Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket that has a small tape mend. Bookseller Inventory # 1037

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Title: The Science of Gems

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: New York

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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We are a mail order business dealing in Used, Out-of-Print & Rare books(some in print books as well),with a specialty of books on jewelry, gems and gemology, and have been in business since 1985. Our titles consist of period jewelry, jewelry designers, jewelry collections, gems, gem and jewelry appraising, antique jewelry, rings, necklaces, earings, engraved gems, gem mining, diamonds,opals,emeralds, ruby and sapphire,jade, amber, pearls, pearl diving gem hunting adventures diamond mining, history of jewelry, crown jewels,Lalique, Cartier, Buccellati, Falize,Chanel, William Spratling, Faberge, Bulgari, and much more. We sell to gemologists, collectors,jewelry historians,jewelry appraisers,jewelry and gem dealers,jewelry designers, libraries, institutions, museums, auction houses, and lovers of fine art and jewelry books. We are listed in the Rare Book Room Directory of ABE, and were featured in ABE's Bookseller Spotlight, November 2004. We also feature bibliographies, catalogues, and reference books, poetry, literature, books about books, and a general selection of used, out of print and rare books.

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