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Gem Identification Made Easy

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  • Product Description

    6th Edition: A  Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

    by Antoinette L . Matlins and Antonio C. Bonanno

    Hardcover, 378 pages

    Dimensions (inches): 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.3
    Published by GemStone Press, copyright 2014

    Publisher's Synopsis:

    The first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes.  The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style is easy to understand.  In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification.

    Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost.  Three of the instruments, namely the Chelsea Filter, Dichroscope, and Loupe, are portable, pocket tools that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular gemstones.

    Our Review:

    Unlike an academic text, this handbook brings the topic of gem identification down to the level of a layperson, offering not theory, but practical how-to  guides on Gem ID, and the tools that you will need.

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