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Gemstones: Identifying and using the world's most fabulous gems

Judith Crowe



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Herbert Press Ltd
01 October 2019
Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design; Mineralogy & gems; Jewellery & beadcraft
Discover the common treatments and imitations plus gemstone properties, sources and typical cuts of stones, including a guide on appraisal techniques.

Jewellers and designer goldsmiths, lapidaries and gem cutters, stone setters, gemologists, geologists, collectors and people who buy and sell jewellery at antique fairs and on the internet, this book is for anyone who has ever had a gemstone and wanted identification and information. Featuring a mix of gemstones and gem-set jewellery, it puts gems in context and contains historical context for those buying and selling antique and vintage gem-set jewellery, including details of the stones typically found in Georgian, Victorian, early 20th century settings.

Packed with fascinating gemological details and up-to-minute data on more than 70 of the most exquisite gemstones, and written by leading expert, Judith Crowe, learn the common pitfalls in identifying stones and clarify areas of confusion and misidentification.
By:   Judith Crowe
Imprint:   Herbert Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 222mm, 
Weight:   942g
ISBN:   9781912217854
ISBN 10:   1912217856
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} Judith Crowe has been a teacher, gem-dealer, and bespoke jeweller for nearly 20 years, and designs and produces one-off pieces of gem-set jewellery. This is her second book on gemstones, her first book The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones is widely used by the trade, collectors, and jewellery lovers.

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