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Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones


Edited by Kennie Lyman and translated by Valerie Palmer

"Includes comprehensive entries on all major gems and precious stones and more than 450 full-color photographs." This book is a 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" paperback with 384 pages.

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious StonesTable of Contents

Key to Symbols6
NATURAL STONES AND GEMS
Introduction10
Gem descriptions73
ORGANIC GEMS
Introduction272
Gem descriptions274
SYNTHETIC AND ARTIFICIAL PRODUCTS
Introduction316
Gem descriptions329
Synoptic Tables366
Glossary377
Bibliography381
Index382