Buy Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition 5th by Walter Schumann (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. Gemstones of the World is the single, cornerstone volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs. And this updated edition contains a. Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockhound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this.

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I love this book! I make jewelry, and I prefer to use natural precious, semi-precious, and other gemstones. I needed to know everything I could about gemstones before I started buying them.

I want to make sure the stones I am purchasing are what I am told they are. This book gives me the technical information for each type of stone, plus, I have learned things I hadn’t even thought of. I have read other books, but this one is the best by far.

I am a Gemologist and this book is packed with amazing details about gemstones. You can read the more technical information or skip to the fun color photos. An easy read for any Gemologist or gem collector. Like this book, has a lot of good information on rocks and minerals Good for anyone who likes rocks Very helpful to me. Best book I found that is up to date.


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A very interesting reference book for amateurs. Skip to main content. Following the spectacular success of the first four editions of Gemstones of the World, the revised fifth edition exhibits important updates and a beautiful new cover.

See all 23 brand new listings. About this product Synopsis Newly published in a fifth edition, this definitive guide takes the mystery out of appreciating, buying, and selling gemstones. It covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1, gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical, and color properties; and the way they are formed, structured, and mined.

Gemstones of the World

The book also fully covers the optical features of gems-light and color, luminescence, refraction, and inclusions-and key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone, with fascinating details on different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity, and more. There are also many charts and diagrams as well as magnificent color photographs of the stones with data about them on the facing page.

If you want only one book on gemstones in your library, this would be the one! This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, waltee, jewelry maker, and rockhound will ever need! Following the spectacular success of the first four editions of Gemstones of the Worldthe revised fifth edition exhibits important updates and a beautiful new cover.

All the gemstones ever discovered–now over 1,are treated in their many variations. More than 1, full-color photos wlrld each precious and semiprecious stone in both its schumamn natural state and its polished svhumann cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone’s formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing.


You’ll find full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl, are also covered along with new-on-the-market stones like charcoite. Additionally, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, synthetics, and combined stones.

Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and–when you’re in the market–how to check for genuineness. Show More Show Less. Any Condition Any Condition.

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