This is a handy guide identifying over 170 types of the world's gemstones with beautiful colour photography taken from the Smithsonian Institution's archives. "Gem Gemstones" is an indispensable guide for amateurs and enthusiasts alike. This pocket-sized book explores the fascinating history of ornamental stones, discussing their different social and cultural meanings and monetary values through the ages. Each page features specific details about the crystal system, hardness, composition, lustre and gemstone 'family' of ...

Gemstones 2008, Collins, London

ISBN-13: 9780007286737

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Gemstones 2006, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060890629

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Gemstones 2006, Collins, London

ISBN-13: 9780007233014

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Gemstones 2005, Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN-13: 9781402724060

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Gemstones 2001, Sterling Publishing (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780806941516

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Gemstones 2001, The Natural History Museum, London

ISBN-13: 9780565091552

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Gemstones 1987, Natural History Museum Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9780565010119

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