Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide

A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry

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Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975306

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 156

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The perfect pocket-sized companion for those travelling and thinking about purchasing jewellery or stones. Renee Newman, author of the highly respected gem and jewellery guides including 'Diamond Ring Buying Guide' and 'Gold and Platinum Jewelry Buying Guide', has written a concise buying guide covering gems, gold and platinum that's a perfect handy reference. Here is important information on how to select jewellers and appraisers; a chapter on notable gem sources and which countries are noted for specific gems; information on coral, ivory and amber; precautions one must take when buying from an unfamiliar source; and customs regulations, duties and how to use lab reports. This guide will become an indispensable resource that will be used time and time again.

Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstones

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Author: Carol Clark

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462907261

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.

Exotic Gems, Volume 3

How to Identify, Evaluate, Select and Care for Matrix Opal, Fire Agate , Blue Chalcedony, Rubellite, Indicolite, Paraiba and Other Tourmalines

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Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975481

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 136

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Exotic Gems, Volume 3 is the third in a series of books that explains with close-up photos the price factors and identifying traits of unusual gems. The stones are shown not only loose but also in jewelry, in the rough, under magnification and as beads in 422 color photos. Fun facts, historical anecdotes, geographic sources, gem treatment information, cutting advice, gemstone lighting recommendations, and tips on gem care are included along with diagrams and tables to aid in identification and evaluation. If you're interested in matrix opal, fire agate, blue chalcedony, Paraiba tourmaline, rubellite or other tourmalines, Exotic Gems can provide you with jewelry design ideas and in-depth information that will help you be a smart buyer and seller. Written in a succinct and user-friendly style, Exotic Gems: Volume 3 is an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, designers gem dealers and consumers.

Firefly Guide to Gems

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Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

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A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.

The Pocket Book of Stones, Revised Edition

Who They Are and What They Teach

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Author: Robert Simmons

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949135

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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The spiritual and healing qualities of 390 members of the mineral kingdom are detailed here in The Pocket Book of Stones, Robert Simmons's condensed reference guide to to crystals and gems. Based on the bestselling The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach, this guide describes 47 new stones not covered in the original encyclopedia and also contains an index of the spiritual, emotional, and healing qualities of the stones. This pocket edition has been requested by many readers who are looking for a compact reference that they can carry easily or give as an inexpensive gift to the rock-lovers on their gift lists. Incorporating beautifully lit, full-color photos of each stone, it imparts the spiritual understanding that made The Book of Stones the "bible" of many thousands of crystal lovers. This book is an ideal introduction to stones and their energies for those who are new to the field, as well as being an invaluable portable reference for well-versed readers. Every entry contains a vivid color photo and quick-look list of key words, elemental and chakra correspondences, plus the beneficial physical, emotional, and spiritual qualities of each mineral, crystal, or gemstone. Below the quick-look list, Simmons provides a description of each stone, including scientific data and the story of each stone's spiritual and healing qualities, as well as recommednations for other stones that combine harmoniously with it. The scientific information offered welcomes those not yet familiar with crystal energies by providing a familiar frame of reference and also broadens the knowledge of those who come to stones primarily for spiritual purposes. The Pocket Book of Stones includes a comprehensive index of the healing qualities and the emotional and spiritual properties of all the stones in the book.

Gemstones A to Z

A Handy Reference to Healing Crystals

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Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307817792

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Legendary healer Diane Stein shares her extensive knowledge of gemstones in this concise agate-to-zircon reference. Each listing includes the stone's common name, its corresponding color and chakra, and a concise resume of its healing properties. Stein suggests ways to use stones to support physical and psychic well-being, by simply carrying one in a hand or pocket, wearing it as jewelry, or engaging in more advanced practices like the "laying on of stones." She also presents a glossary of terms designed for beginning students of metaphysical healing practices, and teaches how to clear, dedicate, and maintain crystals to maximize their beneficial effects. A quick reference to 550 gemstones and crystals (including many that are new to the marketplace), and their special healing properties and most helpful applications. Includes diagrams of the Kundalini (physical) and Hara Line (emotional) chakra healing systems for simplified cross-referencing with the stones. Diane Stein's books have sold more than half a million copies and are available in six languages.

Diamond Ring Buying Guide

How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamond & Diamond Jewelry

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Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975320

Category: Nature

Page: 156

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Thjis title teaches the reader how to evaluate, identify, select and care for gemstones

Osteoporosis Prevention

A Proactive Approach to Strong Bones and Good Health

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Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975375

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

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A guide for laypeople and professionals on how to maintain strong bones, prevent fractures, understand bone density reports, select testing centers, get proper nutrition, retain a youthful posture, and be in charge of one's bone health.

Exotic Gems

How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat's-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite and Other Garnets

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Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975450

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 154

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This is a full-colour guide to identifying and evaluating alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl, cat's-eye, kyanite, sillimanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartine, demantoid, malaya, grossular.and 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. The book shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, colour, 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, it's easy to read, well-organised, packed with professional colour photographs and full of fascinating information.