Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Edition: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

By: Richard W. Wise

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Book Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. "To rave reviews from across the industry, Secrets Of The Gem Trade has been completely rewritten revised and expanded. It is over a third larger, includes five new introductory essays, 11 new chapters and 278 images, including 161 new additional images." "Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters focusing on Jade, Demantoid Garnet, Natural Nacreous Pearls, Conch Pearls, Sunstone, Moonstone, Peridot, Cobalt Blue Spinel, Red & Pink Spinel and Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Also there are five new introductory essays covering Blue-white diamonds, Jadeite, Natural Pearls, Spinel and Feldspars. Plus 278 color photographs (161 additional) which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. This is the definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem." From the publisher.

Title: Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Edition: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

Author Name: Richard W. Wise

Categories: Mineralogy, Gemology, Lapidary, Jewelry & Gems,

Edition: 2nd Edition

Publisher: Lenox, Massachusetts, Brunswick House Press: 2016

ISBN Number: 0972822321

ISBN Number 13: 9780972822329

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Inscription: No Signature

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12

Item: 4.10 Pound

Seller ID: 000025

Keywords: Gemology, gemmology, gem, gemstone, mineral, identification, evaluation, diamond, ruby, sapphire, topaz, aquamarine, morganite, garnet, tourmaline, elbaite, tanzanite, opal, demantoid, amethyst, spinel, spessartine, emerald, pearl, conch, jade, jadeite, nephrite, peridot, moonstone, sunstone, pyrope, grossular, scapolite.,