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
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."