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Cookson Precious Metals Ltd,
59-83 Vittoria Street,
Company Registration No. 2775187 (England)
VAT Registration No. GB662 8580 08
Product Code: 999 A129Catalogue Page: 776
£16.99 exc. VAT
A complete reference for goldsmiths, collector and jewellery makers, this beautiful book is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a dazzling array of jewels and gems. Discover the origins of gemstones and understand the process of selecting the raw material. Includes practical advice on how to assess the quality, rarity, grade, durability and cut of precious and semi-precious stones. Learn how gems are calibrated, using the industry standard measurements of carats and points, and how they can be treated to improve both colour and clarity. A glossary section clearly exlpains all of the key terminology used. Illustrations and colour photographs help you to identify the gemstones available to jewellery makers, from amethysts and diamonds to tourmaline and quartz, and demonstrate how they can be used in different designs and settings.
|Postage Weight:||622.000 g|
6 Mar 2017 - by Elizabeth
Very good book, full of useful information for gemmologists. Recommended.
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