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 Post subject: best books on gems?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:46 pm 
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So I have many of the extra lapis books, would love to hear people's favorites?


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I really like The Zero Stone by Andre Norton, as well as its sequel, Uncharted Stars. :lol:


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Since I do a lot of Gem ID, I frequently open Photo Atlas 1,2, and 3 by Koivula.
http://www.microworldofgems.com/index.php

I download G&G articles frequently:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology

I use Gemology Tools Professional often:
http://store.gemologyonline.com/marketp ... php?id=606

General Info:
Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification...
by Robert Webster, Peter G. Read (Editor)

Pretty Pics:
Gems & Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History
by Anna S. Sofianides


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Scarodactyl wrote:
I really like The Zero Stone by Andre Norton, as well as its sequel, Uncharted Stars. :lol:

Ill give them a try....paperback novels are awesome! Lol


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Since I do a lot of Gem ID, I frequently open Photo Atlas 1,2, and 3 by Koivula.
http://www.microworldofgems.com/index.php

I download G&G articles frequently:
http://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology

I use Gemology Tools Professional often:
http://store.gemologyonline.com/marketp ... php?id=606

General Info:
Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification...
by Robert Webster, Peter G. Read (Editor)

Pretty Pics:
Gems & Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History
by Anna S. Sofianides

thank you again barbra as always super helpful!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:52 pm 
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sinkankis published a good book on gem / mineral properties... can't recall the name right now.


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I am a big fan of The Handbook of Gemmology. A lot of great info in one spot with some awesome photography. Available in digital formats.


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An Excellent Value!


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Thank you everyone for ur input! I have been collecting uncut gems and minerals for ten years time to step up and take my love to the next level!!


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Have you read through Dr. Smigel's course on the left side?
The course from UC Berkeley and the Gemology Project?


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No I had missed it checking it out now! There is an amazing amount of info Ingrid forum...and gemology project I looked at faceting designs last nite! So cool.


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I have not read too many book on gems still, but two of the books I like the most so far is:

Richard W Wise´s "Secrets of the Gem Trade, The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones" Great book! :)
Richard W Hugh´s "Ruby & Sapphire, a collectors guide" (2014) Lots of great photos! :)

I wish I could get my hands on Richard W Hugh´s "Ruby & Sapphire" from 1997, but they are only available on the second hand market for lots and lots of dollar as far as I know :cry:

- Geir Atle


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I want to know about the gemstone , so that i can understand about the merit and demerit of gemstone beads ,
Please suggest me a book which is more useful to now about gemstone beads.
Now a days gemstone beads passion is increasing day by day in between peoples, and they want queries to know about more gemstone .

Today gemstone are making use for jewelry also, and it becoming a mean for jewelry.
Please suggest me which book is more effective to learn about gemstone.


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dchallener wrote:
sinkankis published a good book on gem / mineral properties... can't recall the name right now.


The Sinkankis book I have is: Gemstone & Mineral Data Book. Geoscience Press ISBN: 0-945005-01-6

Great book for the data nerd!

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