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 Post subject: Best BOOKS & Reference Guides for Gem Labs & Gemologists
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Best BOOKS & Reference Guides for Gem Labs & Gemologists

Hello,
We are asking Gem Lab workers
& Gem Lab owners
and also full time Gemologists & Gem Appraisers
the following very important question.

Which one or two books ( per categories below ) are the best must-have
books in your opinion.
These can be printed books, online guides, PDF, etc

If you could only pick One or Two per category what are your top picks?

Please give us some details as to why you value the books or guides you choose.


1 Diamonds and Colored Stones
( wholesale ) PRICING Guides


2 Gem IDENTIFICATION Books for Professional Gemologists



3 Jewelry & Gem APPRAISING Books
for appraisal beginners ( who are Gemologists ),
How to appraise, etc


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Gubelin/Koivula's Publications
MicroWorld of Diamonds
Photoatlas Vol. 1
Photoatlas Vol. 2
Photoatlas Vol. 3

The Gem Guide:
https://gemguide.com/the-gemguide/

Software
Gemology tools Professional

Anna Miller's Appraisal Books:
Gems & Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice
by Anna Miller

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition: Antique, Period, and Modern
by Anna Miller

WORLD HALLMARKS - Volume I - Europe, 19th-21st Centuries
by William Whetstone, Danusia Niklewicz and Lindy Matula

and don't forget
-LaShawn Bauer's Systematic Approach to Collecting Data for Appraisals


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I fully subscribe Barbra's list. 8)
i'd like to add few more titles, thoguh:

Diamond Pricing:
Rapaport
IDEX

Gem ID:
Internal world of gemstones - Gubelin
Tables of gemstone identification - Roger Dedeyne & Ivo Quintens
Tables of Gemstone identification - Gunther
all the "inside" booklets by Chris Smith
Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones - Schumann
The spectroscope and Gemology - Anderson/Payne
Man made Gems - Nassau
Ruby and sapphire - Hughes

Diamonds
Collecting and classifying coloured diamonds - Stephen Hofer
G&G in Review - Colored diamonds
G&G in Review - Synthetic diamonds
G&G in Review - Treated diamonds

Various
Gemology - An annotated Bibliography - Sinkankas
The physics and Chemistry of color - Nassau
Gemological Instruments - Read

there are FAR more and i very likely forgot to mention several of them..... :oops:

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Your list is a good one, Alberto.


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this is the most comprehensive list of Gemological Books that i ever seen:
http://home.worldcom.ch/nfrancfo/
credits to my dear friend "Nicolas Francfort"

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Thanks. Especially useful for non-English speakers! =D> =D> =D>


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Thanks. Especially useful for non-English speakers! =D> =D> =D>

believe me i had thought robbing Nicolas's home for those books he has :D

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roshanravan wrote:
this is the most comprehensive list of Gemological Books that i ever seen:
http://home.worldcom.ch/nfrancfo/
credits to my dear friend "Nicolas Francfort"


Wow, that's a helluva great list!

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Richard Hughes wrote:
roshanravan wrote:
this is the most comprehensive list of Gemological Books that i ever seen:
http://home.worldcom.ch/nfrancfo/
credits to my dear friend "Nicolas Francfort"


Wow, that's a helluva great list!

indeed its dreaming collection and it includes many non-English books, your new book is for sure its new shining star to this collection

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I've been collecting books for around 35 years, but your list shows me how much I've missed. Thanks Farshid for this great work!

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I don't think I could argue with any of Barbra and Alberto's selections, but then, I'm a bit of a bibliophile anyway!


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