Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones

A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting

Author: Judith Crowe

Publisher: Christopher Helm Publishers, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780713676563

Category: Jewelry

Page: 176

View: 1854

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.

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones

A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Color to Shape and Setting

Author: Judith Crowe

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770851085

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 1239

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

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author: Kennie Lyman

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671604301

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 7825

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Secrets of the Gem Trade

The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

Author: Richard Wise

Publisher: Brunswick House, Csi

ISBN: 9780972822329


Page: 340

View: 1850

Completely revised and expanded with 10 new chapters: Jade / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Moonstone / Peridot / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Red -Pink Spinel / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars. Plus 165 color photographs (50 additional) which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. The definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem. The author, Richard Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.

Gems and Jewelry Appraising

Techniques of Professional Practice

Author: Anna M. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468414046

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 7484

Only a few years ago, if you needed an appraisal of The revolution in the personal property appraisals gems and jewelry for any reason, you asked your local field (of which jewelry is a part) is a little more than a jeweler, who hastily scribbled a one-line handwritten decade old. There now exist uniform standards and note. He or she usually performed the appraisal for procedures for personal property appraisers, classes free, and did so with reluctance, accommodating you in valuation techniques, and degree programs in the only because as a customer you held the promise of a valuation sciences. future sale. The price your jeweler may have assigned Professional jewelry appraisers are on the edge of to the jewelry was granted without the least regard a new vocation. Banks, insurance companies, and for market research, legalities, or ethics. In most in governmental agencies have all helped bring about stances, the estimate was no more than a properly the changes and contribute to the birth of the profes completed sales receipt. sion; they have realized that they can demand and Gemologists were usually pushed into the role of get high standards of performance and integrity from appraiser by their jeweler employers, who were eager jewelry appraisers, as they can from appraisers of real to gain an advantage over their competitors by adver property.

Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 892

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.


A Complete Color Reference for Precious and Semiprecious Stones of the World

Author: Karen Hurrell,Mary L. Johnson

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834982

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 974

This fascinating work provides a truly stunning visual guide to the beautiful world of gemstones. It brings together a wealth of information in clearly worded text accompanied by a dazzling collection of color photographs showing gems in their natural and cut states. From subjects as diverse as identifying and collecting minerals and advanced testing, to ethical sourcing of gems, every aspect of gemstones is covered, and is presented with a wealth of research in easy-to-understand sections, making it a must-have reference work for anyone who wants to delve into the exciting world of gems.

Dictionary of Gems and Gemology

Author: Robert M. Shipley

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446547019

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 9471

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pomona Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Diamond Ring Buying Guide

How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamonds & Diamond Jewelry

Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975405

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 156

View: 3044

The Diamond Ring Buying Guide is a comprehensive full-color guide to selecting and evaluating diamonds and diamond jewelry. This updated 7th edition has 140 new photos of ring styles, colored diamonds and contemporary diamond cuts. Information has also been added on palladium, diamond treatments, fancy colored diamonds, synthetic diamonds, ring mountings, and the new GIA and AGS cut grading systems. Chapter titles include: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell; Carat Weight; Diamond Shapes and Cutting Styles; Diamond Color; Judging Cut Quality; Judging Clarity and Transparency; Diamond or Imitation?; Diamond Treatments; Synthetic Diamonds; Gold; Platinum & Palladium; Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style; Choosing a Diamond Ring ; How to Care For and Protect Your Diamond Ring; and Tips on Smart Buying. As stated by a reviewer of the American Library Associations Booklist, the Diamond Ring Buying Guide has a wealth of information. . . delves into the intricacies of shape, carat weight, color, clarity, setting style, and cutkeeping explanations streamlined enough so even the first-time diamond buyer can confidently choose a gem.


Author: P. G. Read

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483144674

Category: Nature

Page: 370

View: 6975

Gemmology is a text for students preparing for the Gemmological Association's Preliminary and Diploma examinations. The book is more expansive and up-to-date than the author's earlier book, Beginner's Guide to Gemmology. The book deals with the practical and theoretical sides of gemmology. Tracing the background and science of gemmology, the book covers the gem material, geological formation, and occurrence of gemstones on the earth. The composition of gemstones from the atoms, elements, molecules, and compounds comprising them is analyzed, and the relationship between chemical composition and durability of the stone is explained. The basics of crystallography is mentioned as a tool toward understanding gemmology after which cleavage, parting, and fracture are done. A gemstone's durability and hardness and how the latter influences engineering tests and the mining techniques are compared. An important test technique to identify unmounted stones is the measure of specific gravity using displacement measurement methods and hydrostatic methods. After more descriptive details are given in identification of gemstones, whether these are synthetic or simulants, through a comprehensive explanation of the materials found in these other gemstones, the fashioning, through shaping or polishing, of gemstones is explained. Emphasis is given on the critical angle in which light rays pass in different rock densities, and then the cutting styles, gemstone polishing, and grading are discussed. Students studying for the Gemmological Association's Preliminary and Diploma examinations, jewelers, lapidarists, and diamond cutters, as well as those engaged in the hobby of gemmology, will find this book helpful and full of information toward their endeavors and hobbies.


Author: Cornelius S. Hurlbut,Robert C. Kammerling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471526674

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9379

This edition has been revised and expanded to reflect recent and varied developments in the highly specialized field of gemology. Among these are: gemstone synthesis; imitation gems; the alteration of gems to improve, add, remove or otherwise change their color, phenomena or clarity; the importance and widespread uses of the microscope to reflect the aforementioned developments; and a number of new gem minerals or new forms of previously described minerals recently discovered or actively marketed for the first time. The chapter on Descriptive Gemology has been divided into two groups: important gemstones (those gem materials most widely used in jewelry and ornamental objects) and less important gemstones (those less commonly encountered).

Natal Stones

Sentiments and Superstitions Connected with Precious Stones

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gems

Page: 30

View: 9209



Author: Cally Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405357975

Category: Gems

Page: 160

View: 2041

A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Standard Catalog of Gem Values

Author: Anna M. Miller,John Sinkankas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945005162

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

View: 3477

A standard reference work for lapidaries, gem collectors, buyers, prospectors, miners, jewelers and appraisers. Offers an analysis of factors involved in the evaluation of gems, both tough and cut.

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising

Antique, Period, and Modern

Author: Anna M. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146159717X

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 3786

There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.

Practical Gemmology - A Study of the Identification of Gem-Stones, Pearls, and Ornamental Minerals

Author: Robert Webster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1446522873

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 3891

Here will be found a shortened but complete course in gemmology, following the traditional lines adopted in teaching students at Chelsea Polytechnic in preparation for the Gemmological Association Examinations. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.


Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World

Author: Aja Raden

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062334719

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 368

View: 6420

As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace. Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.