Gemstones of the World


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This is the standard reference for over twenty years, now completely revised and updated with many new illustrations. "Gemstones of the World" is the most comprehensive and informative colour manual of the world's gemstones and includes more than 1,400 examples. Opposite each illustration the text provides an exact description of the particular stone, including details of the properties and chemical composition which makes the stone unique. Information on location of major deposits, alternative names, stones most easily ...

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Apr 14, 2011


Wonderful informative book. I can actually understand the info in it. A great buy


Oct 31, 2009

The boyfriend fears me now

He thinks I bought this book as a hint to him, when really I'm just a geek geologist who likes pretty rocks. This book has beautiful specimen photos as well as lots of great info, including mineralogical data and nomenclature. An excellent reference! Schumann rocks1


Aug 9, 2008

A Rock Hound's Treasure

The book is full of beautiful photographs, simple but scientific explanations make this book readable to even a beginner in the field of gemology or rock hunting. A must for every person who has a "passion" for gemstones.

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