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Gem Identification Made Easy 6th Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

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GemStone Press #ad - In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Includes over 150 photographs and illustrationsover 80 in full color!Using a simple, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, step-by-step system, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost.

Quickly spot:synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamondsFilled diamondsDiffused "blue" sapphires and "red" rubiesHPHT-treated diamonds. And much more!Determine how to spot the newest "composite" imitations. Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald, ” and North Carolina's chromium-rich emeralds.

Gem Identification Made Easy 6th Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling #ad - Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones. Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab. Become more professional in your business or hobby. Gem identification made easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, treated stones, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, synthetics, and look-alikes.

The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, when used together, pocket instruments that, portable, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

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The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings

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Firefly Books #ad - Using the jeweler's directory of gemstones, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one. The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business.

No other book has this kind expert advice -- up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated -- on evaluating and using gemstones. Great for informed consumers, the book includes: Sources and grading Traditional and modern settings Cutting and faceting Designing a special setting Gemstone groups Appraising, buying and handling gemstones Diamond types and pearls Spotting synthetics and fakes.

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings #ad - Firefly Books. Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book: Using a loupe to examine a stone Understanding laser cutting and carving Identifying synthetic diamonds Buying at gem fairs and from dealers Cleaning and storing stones.

For goldsmiths, collectors, investors, jewelry-makers, retailers and consumers.

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Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition

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Sterling #ad - Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone's formation and structure, cutting, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, and polishing. Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and—when you're in the market—how to check for genuineness. More than 1, 500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in both its rough natural state and its polished and cut renditions.

Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition #ad - Sterling. You’ll find full treatments of lesser-known gems, obsidian, from andalusite to vesuvian, onyx, and a special section devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, and fossils. All the gemstones ever discovered—now over 1, 900—are treated in their many variations. Firefly Books. This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, jewelry maker, and rockhound will ever need!   Following the spectacular success of the first four editions of Gemstones of the World, jeweler, the revised fifth edition exhibits important updates and a beautiful new cover.

Additionally, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, synthetics, and combined stones. Organic gem materials, amber, such as coral, ivory, and pearl, are also covered along with new-on-the-market stones like charcoite.

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Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian Handbook

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DK #ad - Packed with more than 800 vivid full-color photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, and precious metals, organic gemstones, this concise guide combines its stunning visuals with a systematic approach that enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Sterling. Firefly Books. Gem guides Book Company.

. Additional color illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, color variations, and a wide range of popular cuts. Written by gem expert, and packed with detailed information on gemstone properties, writer, and more, varieties, and curator Cally Hall of London’s Natural History Museum, DK’s Smithsonian Handbook of Gemstones is the clearest identification to natural and synthetic gemstones for beginners and established enthusiasts alike.

Handbooks: Gemstones: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available DK Smithsonian Handbook #ad - Published by dorling kindersley in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the guidebook is beautiful, informative, and accessible to readers of all levels. Also included is a comprehensive glossary. Easy-to-use, color-coded bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight each gemstone’s chief characteristics and distinguishing features.

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Gemstone Buying Guide, Third Edition Newman Gem & Jewelry

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International Jewelry Publications #ad - Other gem books usually concentrate on loose, unmounted stones. Many of the pieces are unique designer creations with unusual gems. Gem guides Book Company. General pricing information and guidelines on comparing prices Details on treatments used to enhance the color and clarity of gems. The latest information on gems, cutting styles and gem sources Tips on gem care Creative photos by some of the world's best gem photographersJewelry-mounted gemstone photos.

Firefly Books. This full-color guide to colored gems provides information on quality evaluation, fake stones, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, price comparison, gem care and geographic sources. It's simply more fun to see gems set in jewelry. The gemstone buying guide is quite different from these field guides and museum books and is a complement to them because it contains:Guidelines on evaluation gem quality.

Gemstone Buying Guide, Third Edition Newman Gem & Jewelry #ad - The numbers jewelry photos in this book help broaden the audience and increase interest in the book. Sterling. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems. How this book differs from other full-color gem books:Other full-color books on gems like Schumann's Gemstones of the World are identification and field guides or history and museum books, not gemstone evaluation guides.

There are 323 new color photos and several new gem species and varieties in this updated edition.

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

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Brunswick House #ad - Plus 278 color photographs 171 additional which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. Firefly Books. The author, richard Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists. Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters: jade / conch pearls / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Sunstone / Demantoid Garnet / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Peridot / Red -Pink Spinel / Moonstone / Golconda Type IIa Diamonds.

Sterling. Gem guides Book Company. The definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars.

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SE 860PT 4.5" Pick-Up Tool with 4 Prongs

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Sona Enterprises 860PT #ad - It is spring loaded and provides an outstanding view of your stone from all angles. 4 prongs. Gem guides Book Company. Genuine se products come with the SE logo on the packaging. Se is a registered trademark protected by US Trademark Law Firefly Books. Great for picking up gemstones. This gemstone pick up tool is also great for easily picking up and placing small stones.

Se is committed to providing the customer with the best source for value possible on the market. Sterling. Ideal for craftsmen, hobbyists, and jewelers. 4. 5" long. You will enjoy the quality, function and usefulness of our SE 860PT 4. 5" pick-up tool with 4 Prongs. Ipr rights notice:Important: Avoid getting counterfeit items.

SE 860PT 4.5" Pick-Up Tool with 4 Prongs #ad - . The se 860pt 4. 5" pick-up tool with 4 prongs feature prongs that extend and securely hold small to large stones. Spring loaded.

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Chelsea Jadeite Filter Gemstone for Gems, Emerald, Green stones Testing, Loupe

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Ade Advanced Optics Jadeite #ad - Gem guides Book Company. As this filter allowed transmission of both deep red wavelengths around 690 nm and yellow-green wavelengths, Tourmaline, Peridot, around 570 nm, it was initially recommended to assist the discrimination between natural emerald and its simulants such as Green Glass, that matched an Emerald's emission and absorption characteristics, etc.

This discrimination was possible because Chromium - containing Iron - and Vanadium-Free Emeralds emitted a red fluorescence when illuminated by white light that had a content of ultraviolet wavelengths. Sterling. Spring loaded. Great for picking up gemstones. 4 prongs. Ideal for craftsmen, hobbyists, and jewelers.

Chelsea Jadeite Filter Gemstone for Gems, Emerald, Green stones Testing, Loupe #ad - Firefly Books. The filter was devised with the collaboration of gemology students of the Chelsea College of Science and Technology. This gemological tool is helpful for identifying certain red, blue and green gemstones. This gemological tool is helpful for identifying certain red, blue and green gemstones. It is used to determine whether a gemstone is natural or synthetic.

4. 5" long.

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SE TW2-407 6-Piece Diamond Tweezers Set

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Sona Enterprises TW2-407 #ad - Features of our 6-piece diamond tweezers set include:1 5-prong diamond pick up tool2 6-¼" slide lock blunt point black tweezers3 6-¼" slide lock fine point stainless steel tweezers4 6-¼" stainless steel fine point tweezers 2x5 7” stainless steel fine point tweezers with tray Important:Avoid getting counterfeit items.

. Ideal for craftsmen, hobbyists, and jewelers. Firefly Books. 1 6-1/4" slide lock blunt point black tweezers. Se is committed to providing the customer with the best source for value possible on the market. Se is a registered trademark protected by US Trademark Law. Genuine se products come with our SE logo on the packaging.

SE TW2-407 6-Piece Diamond Tweezers Set #ad - 2 6-1/4" stainless steel fine point tweezers. This gemological tool is helpful for identifying certain red, blue and green gemstones. It is used to determine whether a gemstone is natural or synthetic. Sterling. Gem guides Book Company. Se is proud to present our 6-piece diamond tweezers Set—a great set to have on hand for not just diamond use, but also for hobbies, crafts, cleaning, and working with small parts or delicate projects.

You will enjoy the quality, function and usefulness this 6-Piece Diamond Tweezers Set has to offer.

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Refractometers Made Easy: The "RIGHT-WAY" Guide to Using Gem Identification Tools The "RIGHT-WAY" Series to Using Gem Identification Tools

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GemStone Press #ad - Great for picking up gemstones. With this highly accessible guide booklet, anyone can begin to master gem identification using the refractometer. Gem guides Book Company. 4 prongs. Explains in non-technical terms how to use the refractometer to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, synthetics, treated gemstones, and look-alikes.

Sterling. 1 7" stainless steel fine point tweezers with tray. Ideal for craftsmen, hobbyists, and jewelers. Great for hobbies, cleaning, crafts, and working with small parts. Firefly Books. Can also be used for detecting Synthetic Blue Spinel and for detecting dyes in certain gemstones. 1 5-prong diamond pick up tool.

Refractometers Made Easy: The "RIGHT-WAY" Guide to Using Gem Identification Tools The "RIGHT-WAY" Series to Using Gem Identification Tools #ad - 2 6-1/4" stainless steel fine point tweezers. Spring loaded. 1 6-1/4" slide lock blunt point black tweezers. 4. 5" long. The approach is direct and practical, and its style is easy to understand.

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Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide

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DK #ad - Its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. 1 7" stainless steel fine point tweezers with tray. Spring loaded. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, Harry Winston, including Cartier, Tiffany & Co. And more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color guide directory groups gems according to their main color.

Created in association with the smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving. Ideal for craftsmen, hobbyists, and jewelers. 4. 5" long. Smithsonian gem interweaves glorious images, natural history, mythology and intriguing true stories.

Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide #ad - Hardcover; 440 pages. Visit the russian amber room, study the details of a Fabergé egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. The stories, myths, film stars, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond.

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