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

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

by Richard W. Wise
     
 

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. The author, Richard W. Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.See more details below

Overview

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. The author, Richard W. Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.

Editorial Reviews

Colored Stone Magazine
...This book takes a much-needed sledgehammer to the industry's conventional wisdom about what makes a gemstone precious, and in the process builds a solid foundation for anyone who wants to understand the true beauty and value of gemstones

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972822381
Publisher:
Brunswick House, Csi
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.65(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.81(d)

What People are saying about this

David Epstein
...For thousands of years these techniques have been hidden by dealers to allow them to take advantage of the buyer's ignorance. Here Mr. Wise peels away the many veils of grading to reveal the beauty of the gem. I hate this book! (Author, "The Gem Merchant")
Gloria Lieberman
...This book stands well above all the gemstone books I have ever read, and there have been many. Richard Wise has traveled the world acquiring his expertise and has presented it in a well written format that conveys his love of the material. Reading this book is a wonderful adventure that would benefit both the amateur and professional alike. (Chairperson, Jewelry Department, Skinner, Boston)

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