Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Sterling
Language: English

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"Gemstones of the World" is the ultimate gem guide.

The book covers everything from the romance and history of more than 1,800 gemstones to their geographic locations; scientific, physical and color properties; and the way they are formed, structured and mined.

Dive and learn into the optical features of gems - light and colour, luminescence, refraction and inclusions - and browse key information about the densities and chemical elements of each stone.

Discover the fascinating details, different cuts, polishing, gems, hardness, cleavage, classification, trade names, rarity and more. A must-have publication in your jewelry library.