A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical Aspects (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and an Account of Their Scientific, Commercial, Artistic, and Historical Aspects

From all these various standpoints has the subject been approached. The precious stones are described in chapters devoted to each, in the order in which they rank in popular estima tion, as are also the more important semi precious stones, which are classified, those occasionally used being briefiy treated. Dia mond-cutting, its history and processes, the lapidary and his work, imitations and recon structed gems, myths and legends, favourite gems of the great, gems and gem minerals in museums, the trade union of the diamond cut ters, and the designing and making of jewelry in the new arts and crafts movement, are all considered, and further valuable specific in formation is comprehended in appended lists, tables, and an extensive bibliography.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - Julius Wodiska

Hardback

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ISBN - 9780331578515

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.7 cm

Page Count - 440

Paperback

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ISBN - 9781333558703

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm

Page Count - 442

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