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Author Read, Peter G.

Title Gemmology / P.G. Read
Edition Second edition
Published Oxford ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999


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 MELB  553.8 Rea/Gem  AVAILABLE
Description 384 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Gemmology / P.G. Read. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Introduction -- The geological formation and occurrence of gemstones -- The chemical composition of gemstones -- Crystallography, Cleavage, parting and fracture -- Hardness -- Specific gravity, density and relative density -- Colour, lustre and sheen -- Reflection and refraction -- Polarization and pleochroism -- Spectroscopy -- Luminescent, electrical and thermal properties of gemstones -- The hand lens, microscope and Chelsea filter -- Gemstone enhancement -- Synthetic gemstones and gemstone simulants -- Distinguishing between synthetic and natural gemstones -- Identifying inorganic gemstone simulants -- Organic gem materials and their simulants -- The fashioning of gemstones -- Appendices -- Index. -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Precious stones, Gems
Notes Previous ed.: 1991
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268) and index
Subject Jewelry.
Precious stones.
LC no. 00266100
ISBN 0750644117