Gemstones Of The World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition Fifth Edition By Walter Schumann

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Gemstones of the World, Newly Revised Fifth Edition, is a treasure trove of gemstone knowledge, showcasing the splendor of over 1,900 gemstones, each with its unique characteristics and beauty. This extensively revised fifth edition features a stunning new cover, while maintaining its reputation as the comprehensive guide to the world of gemstones. With over 1,500 full-color photographs, this book is a visual feast, presenting each gemstone in its raw, uncut state, as well as in its polished and cut forms.

Each gemstone is meticulously detailed, complete with information on its formation and structure, physical properties, and characteristics, as well as methods of working, cutting, and polishing. From the familiar to the obscure, this book covers a vast range of gemstones, including lesser-known varieties like andalusite, vesuvianite, and many others. A special section is dedicated to rocks as precious stones, featuring alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl, are also thoroughly covered, along with new and emerging gemstones on the market.

One of the most valuable aspects of this book is its extensive coverage of imitations, synthetics, and combined stones, providing readers with critical knowledge to identify genuine gemstones. The inclusion of charts and tables facilitates the identification of unknown gemstones, making it an indispensable resource for gemstone enthusiasts, collectors, and professionals.

With the Revised Fifth Edition of Gemstones of the World, Walter Schumann has created an unparalleled gemstone reference guide. This masterwork is an impressive testament to the author's dedication to sharing his vast knowledge of the subject.

Gemstone enthusiasts, collectors, and industry professionals will find this book to be an indispensable resource, offering unparalleled insights into the world of gemstones. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting your gemstone journey, this book is an absolute must-have. Its comprehensive coverage, stunning photographs, and meticulous detail make it an essential addition to any gemstone library.

In an increasingly complex world of gemstones, where authenticity and genuineness are paramount, Gemstones of the World, Newly Revised Fifth Edition, serves as a beacon of authority and expertise. With its groundbreaking scope and ambition, this book is an indispensable companion for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the world's most magnificent gemstones.
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