View Full Version : Trustworthy book

14-01-2018, 09:12 AM

As I am starting to get into gemstone settings more and more, I am wondering if there is a recommended gemstone book that I can buy ? I'd like to get one that explains the finer details like how to spot a fake....The reason for this ,is I was offered a Pearl brooch the other day and after asking someone who is far more experienced than me, he advised me that they were high quality fakes.

I told the seller, who then told me that he remembered the stones were not real ...he forgot to tell me when he offered it for sale.

Many thanks


14-01-2018, 11:48 AM
I like this one -

But I'm not sure that I remember it having anything about organics in it.

14-01-2018, 05:54 PM
I looked it up on Amazon...It looks pretty good. From what it says, it is suitable for people like me who have only got the basics covered. Thank you