Philip's Guide to Gems

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A practical pocket-sized guide to the identification and use of precious and semiprecious stones, novelty stones, agates and crystals.The introductory part of the book describes the geology, chemistry and properties of gemstones in clear and accessible terms. The important properties of gemstones are explained, including crystal structures and optical and physical properties. It examines synthetic gems and discusses how to tell them apart from natural stones.Guide to Gems, Stones and Crystals then covers practical aspects ...

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Philip's Guide to Gems
2003, Philip's, London

ISBN-13: 9780540083893

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Philip's Guide to Gems
2003, Firefly Books Ltd, Ontario

ISBN-13: 9781552978146

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