The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones This book is a reference book for goldsmiths, collectors and jewellery makers. It is a complete guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a dazzling array of jewels. The book is filled with illustrations of the various gems and a wide variety of settings to show how modern jewellers are using these gems in their work.
- Published: 30 September 2006
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780713676563 ISBN 10: 0713676566
- Sales rank: 61,368
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Full description for The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones
This is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a wide array of jewels and gems. It covers the origins of gemstones and how to assess the quality, rarity, grade and cut of precious and semi-precious stones. There are clear illustrations and colour photographs to help you identify the different types of gemstone available and demonstrate how they can be used in a vast variety of designs and settings. A chapter on pearls is also included. Cuts and facets, settings - both old and new, designing your own settings, appraising, buying and handling gemstones as well as how to spot synthetics and fakes are also covered. The result is a complete guide to all you need to know about gemstones.