Exotic Gems, Volume 1: How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone and other Feldspars

Exotic Gems, Volume 1: How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone and other Feldspars

by Renee Newman

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Overview

Exotic Gems, Volume 1 is a full-color guide that helps you identify and evaluate tanzanite, ammolite, rhodochrosite, zultanite, sunstone, moonstone, andesine, labradorite and other feldspars. This is the first in a series of books that will explore the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. Exotic Gems shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. It also provides tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. The healing and metaphysical properties of the gems are also addressed. Written for both consumers and professionals, it's easy to read, well-organized, packed with professional color photos and full of fascinating information. If you're interested in colored gemstones, you'll find Exotic Gems to be a valuable resource that helps you get good value for your money.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780929975429
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

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Exotic Gems, Volume 1: How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone and other Feldspars 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReadingItAll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Professional to Layman...Newman Does It Again!,March 3, 2010ByReading It All "Reading It All - Robyn"Renee Newman knocks it out of the park again!!!! In her latest book Exotic Gems: How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone & Other Feldspars (Newman Exotic Gem Series) Ms. Newman opens the world of the exotic to her loyal fans.The great thing about any Renee Newman guide is that she writes for everyone - the professional jeweler, gemologist and hobbyist will all be able to glean important information and inspiration from her books.In the first volume of her Exotic Gems series Newman looks specifically at Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodocrosite, Zultanite and several of the Felspar family of gems (Moonstone, Labradorite, Spectrolite, Sunstone and more).In words that everyone can understand she walks you through the chemical, physical and optical qualities and then she takes you to the mines, shows you what it takes to cut some of these exotics and then finishes up with some of the most gorgeous photos of faceted gems, carved gems and gems in jewelry...and she even talks about the Metaphysical Lore of the gem.The popularity of the television shopping networks has opened up a new era in gems in jewelry - there was a day when gem Rhodocrosite was considered to soft for jewelry and it was only found in mineral collections - those days are gone and Renee Newman's book give us the information we need to make decisions about using these materials in jewelry and for those looking to purchase them.This book is worth buying just for the "eye candy" value - delightful to see such a great range from bridge to fine jewelry - cutters to carvers. Thanks Renee - I am looking forward to volume two!
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