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Gemology - Hurlbut, Cornelius S, and Kammerling, Robert C
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A concise, systematic, yet comprehensive textbook'' treatment of the science. Examines origin, chemistry, crystallography, physical properties, and optical properties of gemstones, and discusses methods and instruments used to determine these properties. Highlights recent advances and important contributions; explores new methods of study and determination, crystal structures, causes of color, new gem minerals, new methods of gem synthesis, manufactured gems, chemical compounds used as substitutes, and imitations and ...

Gemology 1991, Wiley-Interscience, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471526674

2nd Revised edition


Gemology 1979, Wiley, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780471422242