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Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

Richard W. Wise

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ISBN 10: 0972822399 / ISBN 13: 9780972822398
Published by Brunswick House Press, 2003
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Title: Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's ...

Publisher: Brunswick House Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: illustrated edition.

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As the sub-title suggests, Secrets of the Gem Trade is the consumer's guide to precious gemstones. Divided into two parts: In plain non-technical language, Part I redefines preciousness and gently guides the reader toward a real understanding of those criteria that make a gemstone. Part II contains a series of individual essays that apply the criteria of connoisseurship to 35 of today's most important gemstones. The book covers precious stones old and new including diamond, pearl, tourmaline, sapphire, chalcedony, spinel, ruby, and garnet

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Richard W. Wise is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America's Graduate Gemologist Program and is president of R. W. Wise, Goldsmiths, Inc. He is a well know writer and his articles on gemstones have appeared in Gems & Gemology, National Jeweler, Colored Stone and many other publications

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