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 Post subject: The Anderson "Gem testing" book
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Good day,

I have received an old book that I ordered from England: " Gem Testing" ninth edition by BW Anderson, 1979. It is the last version that the author made before he died.

That book was recommanded by monsieur Hanneman. I am really pleased with it. That book seems to be a very good vulgarisation of the science behind gem evaluation. It will take me some weeks to read it.

Wel,l 2 weeks vacation in view. There will be skiing, playing in the snow with the children, watching good family movies, family games and reading that book.

I also found an another book that seems very good. It's goal is to help identify with spectroscope. That one is new and gives color pictures of gem specters: http://www.gembluechart.com/order.html. I think that it can be helpful. I might buy it later.

Have nice sunday afternoon

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 Post subject: Re: The Anderson "Gem testing" book
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Brigitte wrote:
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I also found an another book that seems very good. It's goal is to help identify with spectroscope. That one is new and gives color pictures of gem specters: http://www.gembluechart.com/order.html. I think that it can be helpful. I might buy it later.

Have nice sunday afternoon

Brigitte


This is an excellent reference! Well organized and easy to use. I recommend it highly. No $ interest, just a satisfied user.

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Good afternoon,

Thank you for your advice. I will consider it. :)

Brigitte


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Don't bother with the bluechart.

Get the best reference and call it quits:

Tables of Gemstone Identication By Roger Dedeyne & Ivo Quintens
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Hello,

Thank you madame Voltaire, I have not seen that book anywhere. I surely put it on my next things to buy list. :)

Brigitte


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needless to say i agree with Barbra, purchased Dedeyne book yrs ago and i'm very happy with that.

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Second Alberto and Barbra on that. Excellent book.

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Hi to everybody!
Still I don't have the book Barbra and Alberto recommended, but I think it's very interesting as a consultation book for making a good analysis. I studied gemmology since 1990 on the Italian version of Anderson's "Gem Testing" (in Italian: Gemmologia Pratica), and I felt very well in reading it. :lol:
If I find (as soon as possible, hopefully!) the "Tables", I will buy and read that book, for sure!
Greetings from Italy :smt002 by Riccardo.


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Hello,

I bring back that old subject to speak about the recommandation of Barbra, well sustained by many of you.

Well, yesterday, I followed the link. I wrote ti the email address to give my address so I can have the global cost( book and shipping).

I have no answer so far. Is it normal? Do you know another place wher I could buy it? The only other place that I have found is Australia! I would prefer somewhere closer to Canada.

Good evening.

Brigitte


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They'll get back to you.
Be patient.
You can even have the authors autograph the book for you!


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Hello Barbra,

You were right again! I have received the answer today. I was answered by one of the author, monsieur Dedeyne. He told me that he will sign the book, as you said.

He also told me that I can write to him in french, so I did. I wrote him that his book has been recommended by you, seconded by others, on this forum.

Of course, the book's price is important. The total cost is almost $170.00 in canadian dollars. But you wrote it was the best! :wink:

Have a nice evening.

Brigitte


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It IS the best.


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Tried to by the book you suggested. used the link provided but after filling out the form and sending it came back no URL available.

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I find the Anderson book very clear and helpful, for more detail I go to "Gems" by Webster and Read. For spectroscopy my first port of call is "The Spectroscope and Gemmology" by Anderson and Payne. I find this an excellent and wideranging book with sufficient background to make it very interesting and informative. If I have a grumble it is that the spectra are shown in black and white rather than colour. I am toying with the idea of making a transparent overlay in the spectrum colours and the right size to fit over the spectra in the book (easy enough, photograph a spectrum, enlarge it to the right size and then print it on transparent film). I would need two. one for the spectrum as seen in a diffraction spectroscope, one as seen in a prism 'scope. An interesting project for an idle hour.
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Hi Alan.
Have you seen this:
http://www.geminterest.com/spectlist.php
One of the best sources of spectra available.


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