Author: Keith Wallis (F.G.A.)
Editor: ACC Distribution
ISBN: 9781851496303
Size: 19,99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether buying gem-set jewellery or loose stones, you will be faced with a colourful array of beauty


Author: Keith Wallis
Editor: Antique Collectors Club Dist
ISBN: 9781851494941
Size: 11,44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The World of Gemstones is a unique book, which introduces the layperson to this complex world in simple and accessible terms. A basic history of gemstones and of gems and some myths and legends provides a fascinating introduction.

Gems And Gemstones

Author: Lance Grande
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226305112
Size: 13,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 707

"Gems and Gemstones" features nearly 300 color images of cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry to be unveiled in the new Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Know It All Find It Fast

Author: Robert John Duckett
Editor: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856046524
Size: 13,97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 932

There is a queue, the phone is ringing, the photocopier has jammed and your enquirer is waiting for a response. You are stressed and you can feel the panic rising. Where do you go to find the information you need to answer the question promptly and accurately? Answering queries from users is one of the most important services undertaken by library and information staff. Yet it is also one of the most difficult, least understood subjects. There are still very few materials available to help frontline staff - often paraprofessional - develop their reader enquiry skills. This award-winning sourcebook is an essential guide to where to look to find the answers quickly. It is designed as a first point of reference for library and information practitioners, to be depended upon if they are unfamiliar with the subject of an enquiry - or wish to find out more. It is arranged in an easily searchable, fully cross-referenced A-Z list of around 150 of the subject areas most frequently handled at enquiry desks. Each subject entry lists the most important information sources and where to locate them, including printed and electronic sources, relevant websites and useful contacts for referral purposes. The authors use their extensive experience in reference work to offer useful tips, warn of potential pitfalls, and spotlight typical queries and how to tackle them. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date with all sources checked for currency and many new ones added. The searchability is enhanced by a comprehensive index to make those essential sources even easier to find - saving you valuable minutes! Readership: Offering quick and easy pointers to a multitude of information sources, this is an invaluable reference deskbook for all library and information staff in need of a speedy answer, in reference libraries, subject departments and other information units.

And The World Listened The Story Of Captain Leonard Frank Plugge And The International Broadcasting Company

ISBN: 9781903053232
Size: 17,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 510

Gem Identification Made Easy

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Editor: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763592
Size: 11,49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This revised edition covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments and instruments. It is easy to use, practical and non-technical indicating how to identify diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, as well as separating them from fakes and look-alikes. The book explains what instruments are needed and how to use them, where to obtain such instruments and what should be seen for each gemstone. Anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the market place. This volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognising profitable opportunities.

Colored Gemstones

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Editor: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 094376372X
Size: 11,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell or simply enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies and other coloured gemstones with confidence and knowledge. With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gems -- such as Internet auctions and TV shopping -- there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect coloured gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewellery confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. This practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide provides all the information you need in order to know what to look for, and what to look out for, including: What qualifies as a "gemstone"?; How to evaluate colour -- and its impact on price; Deciding between a natural gem and an enhanced gem . . . and new glass-gemstone compositions; Coloured gemstone synthesis and treatment; What to get in writing; How to get what you want within your budget; Price guides for popular gems, opals and synthetic stones; Important information about buying on the Internet; What to ask when buying the stone . . . and much more! Written by an "insider", this easy-to-read guide is the "unofficial coloured gemstone bible" for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.

Identification Of Gemstones

Author: Michael O'Donoghue
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0750655127
Size: 20,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 385

A comprehensive reference guide to gem and ornamental materials, this book deals with each gem species, outlining all the features a gem tester has to know before making an identification. The experienced author team describe not only each natural gem species, but also their synthetic counterparts, and the materials used as imitations, demonstrating how to avoid potentially costly mistakes. End of chapter summaries, details of further reading, and the companion web site combine to provide all the support needed by professional gemmologists, antique and gemstone dealers, jewellers and students. * Learn how to put the theory of identification into practice with this accessible guide * 60 full colour photographs to illustrate identifying features * Chapter summaries and companion website support provide easy understanding and reference

Buyer S Guide

Author: William White
Size: 20,45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Jeweler S Directory Of Gemstones

Author: Judith Crowe
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781770851085
Size: 18,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 514

Presents information on gemstone specifications, locations, types, treatments, imitations, and pricing, and describes how they are formed, designed, handled, appraised, and purchased.