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The Science of Gems

by Fisher, P.J

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Charles Scribners Sons: New York, 1966 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.. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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Bookseller
Twelfth Street Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1037
Title
The Science of Gems
Author
Fisher, P.J
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribners Sons: New York
Date published
1966
Keywords
GEMS, GEMOLOGY, DIAMONDS, SYNTHETIC GEMSTONES, ORGANIC DIAMOND CUTTERS, FAMOUS GEM TESTING

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