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2011, Softcover
157 pages
ISBN: 9780929975450
$20.00
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Exotic Gems, Volume 2


English Language: English

Author: Renee Newman


Exotic Gems, Volume 2 is a full-color guide to identifying and evaluating alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl, cats-eye, kyanite, sillimanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartine, demantoid, malaya, grossularand other garnets. This is the second in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. Exotic Gems shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. It also provides tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. The healing and metaphysical properties of the gems are also addressed. Written for both consumers and professionals, its easy to read, well-organized, packed with professional color photos and full of fascinating information. by Ren Newman











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