About Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones. Packed with more than vivid full -color photographs of more than varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic. While Schumann’s Gemstones of the World is still the standard, this Smithsonian handbook is recommended for beginners as well as those who shy away from. Beautifully photographed and explained, this look at gemstones dazzles the eye and Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones () by Cally Hall.

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Includes beautiful color photographs of gemstones of all shapes and sizes. Each entry has a full color illustration as well as color-coded bands that provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Another fascinating section is how light and crystallization help to determine gemstones, and what part they play in how a stone is shaped and graded. Paperbackpages. Its introduction covers mining, organics, and artificial or laboratory made gems.

Perhaps that is its intended audience. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Cally Hall is a geology expert and an author of educational guidebooks that make the subject accessible to handoboks variety of readers.

The most spectacural of gems being Watermelon Tourmaline!

U want to know if I can read the books on here or do I have to purchase them? Published by Dorling Kindersley in association with the Smithsonian Institution, the guidebook is smithsomian, informative, and accessible to readers of all levels. Matthew Rutschky rated it really liked it Sep 08, Jen rated it liked it Feb 05, Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.


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Return to Book Page. About Cally Hall Cally Hall is a geology expert and an author of educational guidebooks that make the subject accessible to a variety of readers. Over I got this book as I’ve rekindled my interest in collecting gemstones of various types and was looking for a guide to help me on the way. As a total novice to gemstones, this was quite hard to get into with the many terms used cleavage, birefringence, fire, lustre gemstobes towards the end of the book, I found myself understanding these terms in relation to other gems.

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Gemstones by Cally Hall

It also discusses how gemstones are formed and smithslnian different processes involved in taking them from their raw form to be a beautiful stone in a piece of jewellery. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. If gemdtones are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Overall it’s a very informative and useful book. If you are looking for a book helpful in doing projects, especially of a scientific nature.

Write a product review. Packed smlthsonian less than a pages, this is a wonderfully priced little book that gives a quick, informative and lively look at gemstones.

A gdmstones compact guide to a plethora of crystals. Additional color illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, color variations, and a wide range of popular cuts.

Jul 06, Jenny GB rated it really liked it. There is an index which is, but it would make more sense to have the whole book alphabetical in my opinion. Well pehaps after Chysoberil Alexandrite!


Handbooks: Gemstones

Read more Read less. I need information on dealing with jewelry from a realtive’s estate. I had bought some black spinel and it’s not included at all in this book despite being a new, popular gemstone.

I had a lot of fun looking up my favorites and reading about them as well as looking at ones I don’t hahdbooks about as much. Applicable only on ATM card, debit card or credit card orders. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It has a separate section for organics as pearls and amber.

Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones (Smithsonian-handbooks) (2nd) [Paperback]

Books by Cally Hall. Still, as a jewelry maker, I am more interested in learning to recognize the commonly sold gemstones than learning about the difference in specific gravity between two rare stones I will never come across. Includes information such as color, crystal system, cleavage, fracure, hardness, specific gravity and refractive index for each gemstone.

Not a book for beginners, but that’s a lapse of judgement on my part! What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Cally Hall is a geology expert and an author of educational guidebooks that make the subject accessible to a variety of readers. Jessica marked it as to-read Jan 14, Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.

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