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Exotic Gems, Volume 2

How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat’s-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite & Other Garnets Has more than 400 photos of these stones in the rough, cut, magnified, and mounted in distinctive jewelry. Shows the cutting process of a garnet and how to evaluate and identify the stones in the book. Includes information on their history, metaphysical lore, geographic sources, treatments, imitations and gem care.
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Exotic Gems, Volume 2 is a full-color guide to identifying and evaluating alexandrite, andalusite, chrysoberyl, cat’s-eye, kyanite, sillimanite, common opal, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, rhodolite, spessartine, demantoid, malaya, grossular.and other garnets. This is the second in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. Exotic Gems shows you with close-up photos how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. It also provides tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. The healing and metaphysical properties of the gems are also addressed. Written for both consumers and professionals, it’s easy to read, well-organized, packed with professional color photos and full of fascinating information. by Renée Newman ISBN 978-0929975-45-0