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Colored Gemstone Books

Colored Gemstone Buying Guide Colored Gemstone Buying Guide
Today's market of gem sales on TV Internet auctions, more gemstone varieties of choose from--"including altogether new gems--"new gem cuts, new treatments and new braids demands that buyers turn to a source of expert guidance. Whether buying for personal pleasure or for investment. This comprehensive resource is the "unofficial bible" for colored stone buying. Gem expert and best-selling author Antoinette Matlins shows anyone shopping for colored gemstones how to get the most for their money. In this practical and easy-to-understand guide, Matlins explains "in detail everything you need to know to buy and care for colored gemstones,such as June or August birthstone jewelry , with confidence and knowledge.
$20.00

rubies & Sapphires Rubies & Sapphires 
For those who want to buy, look, or simply learn the history of the most captivating jewels in the world, it's all outlined here. Sources and artifacts, famous gems, buying tips and much more are included in this lavishly illustrated book.
$20.00

Gem Care Gem Care
This book examines more than 70 of the most valuable and most common gems and tells the reader how to best care for each one. Twenty nine of the best known gems and gem families are presented on separate pages, along with color photographs, proper care and cleaning.
$13.00

Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks) Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks)
Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
$20.00

Gemstones (DK Handbooks) Gemstones (DK Handbooks)
The Dorling Kindersley Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Dorling Kindersley Handbooks make identification easy and accurate. 
$11.00

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones
A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings
$20.00

Gemstones of the World Gemstones of the World
Gemstones of the World is truly the single volume that every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker, and rockbound needs: it’s the cornerstone of the field. And this updated edition contains a host of new findings on “Gemstones for Collectors,” additional gems in the “Table of Constants,” and the “double fraction” figures that experts have long wanted—a very special new feature.
All the gemstones are treated in their many variations: more than 1,500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in both its rough, natural, and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on the gemstone’s formation, structure, physical properties, and characteristics, along with the best methods of working, cutting, and polishing it. There are even full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian, and a special section is devoted to rocks as precious stones, including alabaster, onyx, obsidian, and fossils. Organic gem materials are also covered, such as coral, ivory, amber, and pearl. Charts and tables help collectors identify unknown gemstones and check for genuineness.
$16.50

Gemstone Buying Guide Gemstone Buying Guide
Buying color gems is a challenge. To make a wise choice, you must be able to judge their color, flaws, transparency and brilliancy. This guide will show you how. Written for both consumers and professionals, it is easy to read, has over 200 color photographs and gives practical pointers on how to buy the best stone for the money. Whether you are interested in jade, opal, ruby, topaz, spinel, garnet, tourmaline or some other colored gem, you will find this guide to be a fascinating and valuable resource. Topics covered include: price comparison; gem treatments; quality evaluation; gem cleaning and care; fake stones; savvy buying.
$13.57

Firefly guide to gems Firefly guide to gems
Gemstones and crystals are used for jewelry, industry, lasers and precision technology. Firefly Guide to Gems is a practical, compact guide to the identification and use of precious and semi-precious stones, novelty stones, agates and crystals. An introduction explains geology, chemistry and gemstone properties in clear and accessible terms. Key aspects of gemstones are explained such as crystal structures and optical and physical properties.
$11.53

Diamonds Books

Diamonds-The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide Diamonds-The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide
Easy-to-read, practical, and easy-to-understand, this guide explains how to buy diamonds with confidence and knowledge. Illustrations.
$13.00

Jewelry & Gems, the Buying Guide Jewelry & Gems, the Buying Guide
This authoritative guidebook (over 400,000 copies now in print the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports) explains how to buy diamonds, pearls, precious and other popular colored gems, gold, and jewelry with confidence and knowledge. The classic complete general guide. This completely updated and expanded edition includes sections on design and style, pearls, gold and platinum, as well as full coverage of recently discovered gems to look out for]]and new treatments and trickery to look out for. Easy to read and understand, Jewelry and Gems: The Buying Guide covers every aspect of purchasing and enjoying jewelry and gems.
$13.59

Herbert Spencer Zim Name :Diamonds
Covers some famous diamonds, diamond fields, the hardness of the stones, refraction, cutting a gem, industrial diamonds, and synthetic diamonds.
$20.00

The nature of diamonds Name :The nature of diamonds
The paragon of physical perfection and a sparkling example of Earth's forces at work, the diamond has fascinated all realms of society, from starlets to scientists. The Nature of Diamonds is a comprehensive look at nature's most coveted gem. A handsome, large-format book, The Nature of Diamonds is an authoritative and richly-illustrated tribute to the diamond. Leading geologists, gemologists, physicists, and cultural observers cover every facet of the stone, from its formation in the depths of the Earth, its ascent to the surface, and its economic, regal, social, and technological roles. Cutting-edge research takes the reader to the frontiers of diamond exploration and exploitation, from the Arctic wastes to the laboratories where diamonds are created for massive road shredders that rip up and then re-create superhighways.
$75.00

Famous Diamonds Name :Famous Diamonds
The history of great diamonds is intimately interwoven with the lives of emperors and conquerors, great kings and queens, with statesmen and soldiers, the rich and famous - but also, inevitably, with those who lead more shadowy lives. Diamonds have been objects of passion, sometimes of war, violence and theft.
As well as being objects of exceptional beauty and rarity, they were once thought to possess magical properties that protected their owners from enemies. Initially a male prerogative reflecting status and authority, these incredible gems later adorned the wives of powerful men, and at times were offered as influential gifts. Few were immune to the temptation of diamonds; many sacrificed their lives and souls to them.
$64.00

Diamond Ring Buying Guide Diamond Ring Buying Guide
The Diamond Ring Buying Guide is a comprehensive full-color guide to selecting and evaluating diamonds and diamond jewelry. This updated 7th edition has 140 new photos of ring styles, colored diamonds and contemporary diamond cuts. Information has also been added on palladium, diamond treatments, fancy colored diamonds, synthetic diamonds, ring mountings, and the new GIA and AGS cut grading systems. Chapter titles include: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell; Carat Weight; Diamond Shapes and Cutting Styles; Diamond Color; Judging Cut Quality; Judging Clarity and Transparency; Diamond or Imitation?; Diamond Treatments; Synthetic Diamonds; Gold; Platinum & Palladium; Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style; Choosing a Diamond Ring ; How to Care For and Protect Your Diamond Ring; and Tips on Smart Buying.
$13.00

Minerals Books

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
The definitive guide to rocks and minerals, completely updated for the fifth edition, includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic formations. Hundreds of minerals are described, with details such as geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures.
$13.60

Minerals: their constitution and origin Minerals: their constitution and origin
Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin is an introduction to mineralogy for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology and materials science. It has been designed for a one-semester course and covers all aspects of mineralogy in an up-to-date and integrated style. The book is divided into five parts that discuss structure and bonding within minerals; mineral physics and optical properties; modes of mineral formation and thermodynamics; mineral groups within the context of mineral-forming environments; and the application of mineralogy for the exploitation of metal deposits, gems, and cement. Identification of minerals in hand specimen and under the microscope are also covered. Throughout the text emphasis is placed on linking mineral properties with broader geological processes, and on conveying their economic value. Containing beautiful color photographs, handy reference tables and a glossary of terms, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for the next generation of mineralogy students.
$70.00

Minerals Rupert Hochleitner Minerals
identifying, learning about, and collecting the most beautiful
This Barron's guide is a new kind of book for identifying minerals, one that even beginners can use to make quick, sure identifications. The simple, easy-to-understand profiles are supplemented by sketches of crystals made by the author especially for this book and based on the most up-to-date crystallographic data. It is a field guide to mineral deposits, categorized by color and degree of hardness for fast, easy identification.
$26.00

Minerals of the World Name :Minerals of the World
It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.
$11.66

Collecting gems & minerals Name :Collecting gems & minerals
Introduces gems and minerals, explains how to build and display a collection of these precious stones, and describes a variety of such treasures for identification purposes.
$3.44

A range guide to mines and minerals A range guide to mines and minerals
how and where to find valuable ores
$10.00

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Jewelry Designing Books

500 Gemstone Jewels 500 Gemstone Jewels
A Sparkling Collection of Dazzling Designs (500 Series)
$17.00

Wrapped in Gems Name :Wrapped in Gems
40 Elegant Designs for Wire-wrapped Gemstone Jewelry
Few people would argue against the beauty and appeal of gemstone jewelry, but some jewelry makers find themselves intimidated by the thought of working with these precious stones. With Wrapped in Gems, even inexperienced jewelry makers can learn to fashion their own beautiful gemstone creations using Mai Sato-Flores’s preferred techniques of wire wrapping and working with chain. This method allows gems to hang so that light can shine through and show off their natural beauty. 
$15.00

Making Designer Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry Name :Making Designer Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry
Author: Tammy Powley
Simple techniques for making fabulous gemstone and pearl jewelry at home- Projects include bracelets, anklets, earrings, necklaces, and more- Features extensive information on the folklore and healing powers of gemstones and a comprehensive resource section of supplies
$21.00

Simply Gemstones Simply Gemstones
Designs for Creating Beaded Gemstone Jewelry
Alden takes the anxiety out of the process of creating jewelry from gemstones by showing how to create stunning earrings, necklaces, and bracelets from everything from hematite chips to sparkling sapphires and uncut diamonds.
$15.61

Jewelry concepts and technology Jewelry concepts and technology
The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history.
$71.00

Jewelry making and design Jewelry making and design
Professional secrets of jewelry making are revealed in a thorough, practical guide. Over 200 illustrations.
$30.00

Making Metal Jewelry Making Metal Jewelry: Projects, Techniques, Inspiration
No soldering is required to make these metal necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings; they’re cold-connected, or crafted with such easy-to-learn skills as piercing, sawing, riveting, and joining, making them perfect for the beginning jeweler. Yet the results look completely professional. Work with a variety of metals in sheets, wires, and tubes. Create your own chains, ear wires, clasps, and other findings from wire jump rings. Learn metal texturing and finishing techniques such as chasing, etching, and adding a patina. Find out how to make simple settings for pearls, beads, and stones. Then set your creativity free on projects like a Circle Brooch with Thorn Clasp; Layered Cuff Bracelet, and Polka Dot Tube Earrings.
$10.005

Stamped Metal Jewelry Name :Stamped Metal Jewelry
Creative Techniques and Designs for Making Custom Jewelry
$16.47

Books of Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry Antique jewelry: with prices
Uncover this gem of a guide to antique jewelry, long considered the standard reference in the field. This new edition contains updated prices, information and additional illustrations for hundreds of bracelets, brooches, chains, earrings, lockets, rings, watches and more. Inspect over 100 years of beautiful jewelry, from the Victorian era to the Art Modern period.
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The Official Identification and Price Guide to Antique Jewelry The Official Identification and Price Guide to Antique Jewelry
Featuring jewelry from 17501960The Official Price Guide to Antique Jewelry offers a unique pictorial review of 200 years' worth of antique jewelry. This book has long been considered the choice guide for professionals. Now completely revised and updated, with over 3,000 photographs and current values, this reference has no equal in terms of comprehensiveness and ease of use. Praise for the previous edition: "An invaluable resource for the layman who wants to know about jewelry, the appraiser of estate jewelry, or the collector." Christies East "Particularly valuable Mr.Kaplan has succeeded in making The Official Price Guide to Antique Jewelry even more helpful to new collectors."Sotheby's
$21.24

The jeweled trail The jeweled trail: collecting antique jewelry
$5.00

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period, and Modern
In this companion volume to GEMS AND JEWELRY APPRAISING, 2ND EDITION, the first comprehensive book on appraising, Registered Master Valuer Anna M Miller offers a comprehensive guide to antique, period, and contemporary jewelry identification and appraisal. Offering clear, practical, insightful guidance with a wealth of photos and figures, the book contains expert information, case studies, typical problems, pricing data, and key documents.
$26.39

Complete Price Guide to Antique Jewelry Name :Complete Price Guide to Antique Jewelry
A richly illustrated guide to accurately evaluating all types of antique jewelry.
$22.00

Warmans antique jewelry field guide Warman's antique jewelry: field guide
Head to the flea markets and antique stores equipped with the expert knowledge shared in this great new guide!
Jewelry expert and author C. Jeanenne Bell offers collectors-on-the-go a quick resource for collecting jewelry. Features more than 5,000 detailed descriptions of rings, brooches, bracelets, and necklaces, covering early 19th to mid-20th centuries. Antique, Modern, and Costume jewelry listings include detailed descriptions and up-to-date prices.
-- providing collectors with the most valuable information right at their fingertips. A glossary of mustknow jewelry terms is included, as well as tips on collecting, and more than 500 photographs and illustrations.
-- Perfect pocket size makes it easy to carry to flea markets and antique shows
-- Covers Antique, Modern, and Costume jewelry
-- Helpful tips for novice and experienced collectors alike
$5.00

The Buyers Guide to Affordable Antique Jewelry The Buyer's Guide to Affordable Antique Jewelry
About: Anna M. Miller, a jewelry historian and gemologist, has written a practical, accessible field guide that will help you find the best pieces at the best prices.
$19.00

Popular jewelry: 1840-1940 Popular jewelry: 1840-1940
"Collecting antique jewelry can bring you endless hours of enjoyment, for it not only satisfies a love of days gone by but also brings a yearning to learn more about other times and places. The collector shows a desire to be unique in setting, rather than following, fashion trends." Roseann Ettinger's book reads like a treasure hunt. In six chapters, she takes the reader on a tour of antique jewelry from the 1840s to the 1940s, covering the Victorian era through Art Nouveau, Transitional, and Art Deco. Fascinating details on various pieces, their origins, and their makers make the jewelry come alive. Beautifully arranged full-color photographs of cameos, hair combs, hat pins, necklaces, buckles, chokers, lockets, and many other pieces handsomely complement the text. Popular Jewelry aids the reader in identifying period jewelry and the materials used in their manufacture. It also provides invaluable information for the novice collector who cannot always tell a genuine antique from a copy. The effects of history, culture, and materials on jewelry, and the effects of jewelry on culture, are intricately interwoven. An updated price guide and index are included.
$20.00

Tools Books


Basic jewelry making
Basic jewelry making: all the skills and tools you need to get started
This fully illustrated guide shows how to make all kinds of funky and elegant bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and pendants using beads and wire. It begins with the basics--planning a design, attaching fittings, making secure crimps, selecting beads--so crafters can quickly get started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Simple wire-bending techniques allow them to make beaded drop earrings as well as more elaborate necklace and bracelet designs. Advanced techniques use metallic, sterling silver, even 14-carat-gold wire to make gallery-quality jewelry in almost any style and size. Featuring design ideas by a variety of jewelers, this book includes pictures and descriptions of tools and materials, a guide to common types of beads, advice on proper lengths and fit, and inspiration for creating a wide range of styles.
$13.57