The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting, Paperback

The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting Paperback

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This is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a wide array of jewels and gems.

It covers the origins of gemstones and how to assess the quality, rarity, grade and cut of precious and semi-precious stones.

There are clear illustrations and colour photographs to help you identify the different types of gemstone available and demonstrate how they can be used in a vast variety of designs and settings.

A chapter on pearls is also included. Cuts and facets, settings - both old and new, designing your own settings, appraising, buying and handling gemstones as well as how to spot synthetics and fakes are also covered.

The result is a complete guide to all you need to know about gemstones.

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