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The Gem Stone Titles Book Shelf

This selection of books are focused on the minerals commonly used and faceted for Gemstones.



 
Rocks Minerals & Gemstones
(Soft cover edition)
This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties. 



 
The  Nature of Diamonds
(Soft cover edition)
The paragon of physical perfection and a sparkling example of Earth's forces at work, the diamond has fascinated all realms of society, from starlets to scientists. The Nature of Diamonds provides a comprehensive history of this most coveted of all gems, complete with more than 200 photos, 150 in full color. 



 
The  Nature of Diamonds
(Hard cover edition)
The paragon of physical perfection and a sparkling example of Earth's forces at work, the diamond has fascinated all realms of society, from starlets to scientists. The Nature of Diamonds provides a comprehensive history of this most coveted of all gems, complete with more than 200 photos, 150 in full color. 



 
Gems & Crystals
(Hard cover edition)
Gorgeous photos of various minerals used as gemstones - both faceted and in their natural state. 



 
Gemstones
(Soft cover edition)
Your basic pocket book edition (primer) on Minerals used as gemstones. 



 
Gemstones of the World
(Hard cover edition)
An excellent book on gemstone. Every other page is a colored photo showing gems, the rough they are cut from, and the variety of colors any one gemstone comes in. Seventeen colors of garnets, ranging from red to green, are shown, for example. Pearls, coral, amber, and ivory are also pictured and discussed. Browsing through this book makes you want to hold the gemstones in your hand. If you weren't a gem lover before looking through this book, you will be one afterward. . 



 
Gemstones of North America 
(Hard Cover)
Since publication of Volume II in 1976, the tempo for the search for gemstones in North America has greatly increased with demand and advanced technology. In this definitive and final volume, Sinkankas shares his continuing research, and updates the development of the older, well- establish gem deposits. New discoveries and key persons in mining are introduced along with a wealth of historical and technical detail. 

There's exciting new information about: Montana sapphires; red beryl from Utah; pink and green tourmaline from California and Maine; strongly-banded agates from the Midwest; pearls; insect-bearing amber; new diamond finds, and the prospect of commercial production of diamonds in North America--and much more! 

Enhanced by maps of localities; book and periodical references; full-color photos by world-class gem photographers, Erica and Harold Van Pelt, this authoritative treatment of North American gemstone exploration is a necessary reference tool for anyone involved in the fascinating world of gems.
 



 
Emeralds
(Soft cover edition)
Authorative work on the variety of beryl known as Emerald. Numerous examples of cut stones from ancient to modern. . 



 
Rubie and Sapphires
(Soft cover edition)
Fred Ward has a clear and concise writing style. This book is comprehensive, despite it's slender size. It is stunningly illustrated, with fabulous photos of well-known, and ordinary, gemstones and objets d'art. A must for the fan of jewels and gemstones. 



 
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The  World of Gemstones
(Hard cover edition)
Not Yet Available: You may still order this title. We will ship it to you when it is released by the publisher. 



 
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Emerald and Other Beryls 
(Out of print)
Everything you could want to know about beryls - from emerals to aquamarines to heliodors and more!  This text covers the cultural and natural history, structure and composition, lapidary and syntheses, world occurrences including gems, collector's specimens, and the element beryllium.



 







                     
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