Gemstones / Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters.

Author
Hall, Cally [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2002.
Description
160 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Series
Smithsonian handbooks [More in this series]
Notes
Includes index.
Contents
How this book works -- What are gemstones? -- How gemstones are formed -- Where gemstones are found -- Physical properties -- Crystal shapes -- Optical properties -- Natural inclusions -- Faceting -- Polishing, carving, and engraving -- Gems through the ages -- History and folklore -- Synthetic gemstones -- Imitation and enhancement -- Color key -- Precious metals -- Cut stones -- Organics.
Other title(s)
DK Smithsonian handbooks: gemstones.
ISBN
  • 0789489856 (flex.)
  • 9780789489852 (flex.)
OCLC
50799463
RCP
N - S

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