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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones
    Subtitle
    A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Crowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 634 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780713676563
    ISBN 10: 0713676566
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: GBCT
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: PNV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BISAC V2.8: SCI048000, DES003000
    BIC subject category V2: AFKG
    BISAC V2.8: REF009000
    DC22: 739.272
    Thema V1.0: AFKG, GBCT, PNV
    Illustrations note
    500+
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    A & C Black Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    30 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Judith Crowe is a jewellery maker and gemstone dealer. Because she entered the trade as a designer and jewellery maker, rather than as a gemmologist, she has a different perspective to other dealers. She understands the process of jewellery design and is always looking for new ways of using stones rather than sticking with the traditional.
    Review quote
    "...This is the first book to deal comprehensively with all the considerations that need to be taken into account when using gem materials in jewellery." Association for COntemporary Jewellery (March 2007)