Precious Stones, Vol. II - A popular account of their characters, occurrence and applications with an introduction to their determination, for mineralogists, lapidaries, jewellers, etc. with an appendix on pearls and coral
Max Bauer
Precious Stones, Vol. II - A popular account of their characters, occurrence and applications with an introduction to their determination, for mineralogists, lapidaries, jewellers, etc. with an appendix on pearls and coral Image Cover
Publisher:Dover Publications
Translator:"Translated from the German with Additions by L.J. Spencer
Place Published:New York
Genre:Gems
Pages:261-627
ISBN:0486219119"
Dewey:553.8
LCC:68-19167
Format:Paperback
Edition:Revised
Release:1968
Comments: in two volumes

Subjects: Antiques & Collectables, Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Precious stones, Science, Antiques / Collectibles, Science/Mathematics, Antiques & Collectibles / General, Earth Sciences - Geology, Earth Sciences - Mineralogy, General, Science / Earth Sciences / General, Science / Earth Sciences / Mineralogy, Earth Sciences - General, Rocks & Minerals, Coral jewelry, Pearls, Earth Sciences

Summary: "This classic study begins with a general analysis of precious stones followed by descriptions of their cutting and mounting and the ways in which their value and authenticity are assessed. The remainder of this volume focuses on the diamond: its characteristics; its natural occurrences and artificial production; and its use in jewelry. 52 figures."