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    DescriptionGem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. 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, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.Gem Identification Made Easy will help you: Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.Learn how to tell the difference between them. 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.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."


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    Title
    Gem Identification Made Easy
    Subtitle
    A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antoinette Leonard Matlins, By (author) A.C. Bonanno
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 378
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780943763903
    ISBN 10: 0943763908
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC subject category V2: WCP
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    BISAC V2.8: REF030000, NAT038000
    B&T Approval Code: A04505300
    BISAC V2.8: ANT021000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 553.8028/7
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 553.80287
    DC21: 553.80287
    LC classification: QE392 .M33 2013
    Edition
    5
    Edition statement
    5th ed.
    Illustrations note
    b/w & colour photos
    Publisher
    Gemstone Press
    Imprint name
    Gemstone Press
    Publication date
    20 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Vermont
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    Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones. The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for. Gem Identification Made Easy will help you: Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today. Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot: Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds Filled diamonds Diffused "blue" sapphires and "red" rubies HPHT-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. 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.