In this book, gemstone specialist Cally Hall explains how to recognize 130 varieties of stone, precious metals and valuable organics like amber and coral. Each gem is shown in its cut and rough state, with additional photographs of natural forms, and jewellery. The 800 photographs are annotated to highlight key features, with colour-coded panels to supply at-a-glance technical information, from crystal structure and chemical composition to optical quality.
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Great bookUser Review - 1860elle - Overstock.com
I bought this book for my 2nd grader who loves rock collecting. The pictures are brightly colored and the book contains a lot of information. He can not read the book on his own yet but he spends ... Read full review
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Very helpful for my needs of defining gems and minerals. Read full review