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Skieferins
14-01-2018, 09:12 AM
Hello,

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

Skie

ps_bond
14-01-2018, 11:48 AM
I like this one -
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gem-Identification-Made-Easy-Hands/dp/0997014555

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

Skieferins
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