Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones by Richard W. Wise

Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones by Richard W. Wise

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As the sub-title suggests, this is the consumer's guide to precious gemstones. Divided into two parts: In plain non-technical language, Part I redefines preciousness and gently guides the reader toward a real understanding of those criteria that make a gemstone. Part II contains a series of individual essays that apply the criteria of connoisseurship to 35 of today's most important gemstones. The book covers precious stones old and new including diamond, pearl, tourmaline, sapphire, chalcedony, spinel, ruby, and garnet.

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SKU GOR007108441
Title Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
Author By (author) Richard W. Wise
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Brunswick House Press
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 274
ISBN 10 0972822399
ISBN 13 9780972822398
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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As the sub-title suggests, this is the consumer's guide to precious gemstones. Divided into two parts: In plain non-technical language, Part I redefines preciousness and gently guides the reader toward a real understanding of those criteria that make a gemstone. Part II contains a series of individual essays that apply the criteria of connoisseurship to 35 of today's most important gemstones. The book covers precious stones old and new including diamond, pearl, tourmaline, sapphire, chalcedony, spinel, ruby, and garnet.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007108441
Title Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
Author By (author) Richard W. Wise
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Brunswick House Press
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 274
ISBN 10 0972822399
ISBN 13 9780972822398
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No