Buy Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition 5th by Walter Schumann (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. Gemstones of the World is the single, cornerstone volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs. And this updated edition contains a. Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this.

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Gemstones of the World

It includes a handy identifier for collectors and mineralogical stats for gemologists and jewellers that covers over 2, species of rocks, minerals and organics. In addition to the perennially successful Gemstones of the Worldfirst published inhe has authored Collins Guide gemmstones Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones and Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstonesamong other authoritative guides.

No metaphysical information, but all the physical and historical you can find in gemstonws book. The book also fully covers the optical features of gems-light and color, luminescence, refraction, and inclusions-and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, fo fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity, and more.


Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl.

Gemstones of the World

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I got this book for my fiance who is an avid gem collector and aspires to become a gemologist.

Additionally, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, synthetics, and combined stones. One of the best books on gemstones that I have ever found. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jan 04, Babak Jalilian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in.

It’s very nice that here are 6 pages with a lot of New stones on the market. Charts and tables help collectors identify unknown gemstones and check for genuineness.

Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann

Withoutabox Submit schumanm Film Festivals. Great quality of photos and pretty detailed but not overly complicated! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A very interesting reference book for amateurs. The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones: Refresh and try again.

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The Jeweler’s Directory of Gemstones: I found this book to be very helpful. All the gemstones are treated in their many variations: This is an excellent beginner’s reference for gemstones, with introductory chapters on diamond grading, history of diamond faceting wwalter, mining, terminology, gemstone properties and more.


Any Condition Any Condition. Both have remained among my most favourite books.

It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1, gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical, and color properties; and the way they are formed, structured, wold mined. About this product Synopsis Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying, and selling gemstones.

It’s a reference book. About the Author Walter Schumann is schuman leading expert and researcher on gemstones. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Gemstones of the World. The Definitive Visual Guide. Books by Walter Schumann. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book is above the rest of the gem books in its quality sdhumann photos of the full range of gemstones. Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann.