Rare Gemstones

Renee Newman
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Rare Gemstones will teach you how to identify, evaluate and care for unusual gems. High quality photos show the different colors, cutting styles and varieties of each gem and give you ideas on how each can be used creatively in jewelry.
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Description
You will get concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems in Rare Gemstones. This book lists the identification properties of the gems, and also tells you where they are found, how they are used, why they are unique, and how they are priced.
  • Focuses on rare and unusual gems which provides more up-to-date information and photos of these stones than you will find in other general gemstone books.
  • Provides retail price ranges for the gems.
  • Has 482 photos, a high percentage of which show the gems mounted in jewelry, rather than only loose.
  • Includes more information on quality evaluation than most other general gemstone guides.
  • Provides detailed treatment information about the gems along with the identification data.  
Published by International Jewelry Publications
Author: Renee Newman
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 137
Color photos: 482
Author Bio
Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of thirteen guides on gems and jewelry. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewelry professionals.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface

How the Gems Were Selected for This Book
How This Book Differs from Other Gem Books

Rare Gemstones Used in Jewelry
Andalusite
Apatite
Aragonite
Azurite
Benitoite
Bixbite (Red Beryl)
Calcite
      Cobaltocalcite
Charoite
Chrysocolla
Danburite
Diaspore (Zultanite)
Diopside
      Chrome Diopside
Dumortierite
Enstatite & Bronzite
Fluorite
Gaspéite
Hematite
Howlite
Idocrase, see vesuvianite
Kyanite
Larimar (Pectolite)
Magnesite
Marcasite
Maw-sit-sit
Natural Glass
      Obsidian
      Moldavite
Pectolite, see larimar
Phosphosiderite
Prehnite
Psilomelane
Pyrite
Red beryl, see bixbite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
      Astorite
Serpentine
Seraphinite (Clinochlore)
Sodalite
      Hackmanite
Sphene (Titanite)
Sugilite
Titanite, see sphene
Unakite
Vesuvianite (Idocrase)
      Californite
Zultanite, see diaspore

Rare Gemstones Sometimes Used in Jewelry
Amblygonite
Axinite
Brazilianite
Cuprite
Epidote
Haüyne
Hemimorphite
Jeremejevite
Kornerupine
Lepidolite
Phenakite
Scapolite
Scheelite
Sillimanite
Smithsonite
Sphalerite
Taaffeite
Tugtupite
Variscite

How to Care for Rare & Unusual Gems
Storing Your Jewelry
Which Gemstones Are the Most Durable?
Choosing a Setting for Fragile Gemstones
How to Clean Fragile Gemstones
Miscellaneous Tips

Where to Find a Jewelry Appraiser

Appendix
Main Sources of Information for the Identification Data; Birthstones
Gemstone Identification Terms Explained
Gemstones in the Order of Their Descending Mohs Hardness
Gemstones in the Order of Their Descending Refractive Index
Gemstones in the Order of Their Descending Density (Specific Gravity)

Bibliography
Index

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