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Colored Gemstones, The Antionette Marlins buying guide.Colored Gemstones, The Antionette Marlins buying guide.Newly updated and expanded, Colored Gemstones 2nd edition gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell - or simply enjoy - sapphires, emeralds, rubies and other colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge. With more varieties than ever to choose from, including altogether new gems., revolutionary new cuts, and new ways to buy gems - such as Internet auctions and TV shopping - there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect colored gemstones. But there are new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. This practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide provides all the information you need in order to know what to look for, and what to look out for, including: What qualifies as a "gemstone"? How to evaluate color - and its impact on pr
Creative Silver ChainsCreative Silver ChainsHandmade silver chains are actually miniature kinetic sculptures, created by joining together a series of links. Now you can learn how to make exquisite chains, as well as coordinating earrings, that will become the backbone of any jewelry collection. Complete with 20 sophisticated projects and a thorough introduction to basic chain making and silver working techniques, Creative Silver Chains will show you how to create striking jewelry that will never be seen anywhere else. Contents include: Artful Chain Making, Materials, Studio Essentials, Technique, Design, and the Projects. Presented is detailed how-to for 20 project necklace and earring sets including the Circle Necklace and Earrings, Amoeba Necklace and Earrings, Geometric Necklace and Earrings, Spine Necklace and Earrings, Wiggle Necklace and Earrings, Bar Necklace and Earrings, Scallop Necklace and Earrings, Spiral Necklace and Earrings, Teardrop Necklace and Earrings, Tadpole Necklace and Earrings, Demi-Circle Necklace and E
Creative StonesettingsCreative StonesettingsHumankind has been adorning itself with gems for thousands of years, and for all that time, inventive jewelers have been devising elegant ways to attach stones to gold and silver objects. Too often, instruction stops at the familiar solutions of traditional bezels and prongs. In this landmark book, John Cogswell explores the exciting terrain at the edges of convention. Creative Stonesetting suggests dozens of new ways to think about attaching stones. In a detailed text and through more than 600 drawings, the author describes concepts, tools, and techniques that will appeal to jewelers of every skill level and aesthetic. Special attention is given to tool modification and scores of bench-tested shortcuts that will have an instant benefit on the day-to-day work of a practicing goldsmith. In addition, dozens of inspirational works by professional artists will trigger new approaches to familiar problems. Reader beware: after reading this book, you will never look at a setting or a gem in
Crystal AwarenessCrystal AwarenessCrystals are beautiful, powerful gifts from the earth, here to teach and serve us. This trusted guidebook will help you learn how to work with crystals for physical and spiritual healing, increased energy, greater intuition, dream guidance, and protection. Crystal Awareness is the complete basic crystal book...If this is your first book on crystals, it may be the only one you'll need for a long time. It is also a comprehensive guide for future reference if you already work with quartz crystals. This is a valuable addition to any crystal library.
Crystal EnergyCrystal EnergyLearn how crystals can change every aspect of your life. Would you like to become more successful in business, find a soul mate, or sleep better? Crystals have transformative powers that anyone can harness with the guidance of Mary Lambert. Crystal Energy can help you meet your goals and expectations.
Crystal Healing for AnimalsCrystal Healing for AnimalsCrystal Healing for Animals leads you through discoveries of how the healing power of crystals can be used to enhance the well being and happiness of the animals in your care. Crystal healing is as effective and potent a healing art today as it was in the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is even more effective with animals than for humans, and any pet owner or animal caregiver can easily learn to master the basic techniques of choosing and cleansing crystals, dowsing and crystal massage, making crystal essences, and the use of crystal layouts in healing. Crystal Healing for Animals explains these methods in plain and simple language and will be useful for beginners and experienced crystal users alike. Crystal healing allows us to take an active role in the health of our animal companions, in the sure knowledge that we can do no wrong. Crystals have a healing energy that is powerful and profound, but is completely safe and gentle. Take a guided tour of thirty of the most commonly us
Crystal Power Crystal HealingCrystal Power Crystal HealingThe science, structure and power of the healing properties of crystals revealed comprehensively for the first time! This unique book examines the basic scientific principles underpinning the fascinating art of crystal healing. Presented in a simple, easy-to-read style, this comprehensive book will provide the key to anyone seeking to unlock the powerful healing properties of crystals. The result of twelve years' research and personal study, author Michael Gienger presents here an exhaustive examination of the proven therapeutic and healing properties of crystals for all our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs. Containing a wealth of stunning photography and detailed descriptions of crystals and their applications, this ground-breaking work provides the first ever comprehensible survey of the science and art of crystal healing. Crystal Power, Crystal Healing is organized into three main sections. The first section, 'The world of rocks and stone', is a scientific look at
Descriptions of Gems and Materials.Descriptions of Gems and Materials.Descriptions of Gem Materials is a complete reference on natural and man-made gem materials for gem cutters, gemologists and all others with an interest in gemstones. It provides a basis for gem identification and prepares the cutter for what may be expected when cabbing, carving or faceting a particular material. It covers the physical and optical properties for 346 distinct natural minerals and 56 man-made gems, more than 550 gem materials in all. Included are complete sets of tables for hardness, specific gravity and refractive index and information on common inclusions for each mineral. A complete list of varietal, alternate and incorrect names is presented and the pronunciation and derivation of gem names is provided. Descriptions of Gem Materials is organized by eight major sections: Section 1 - Natural Gem Materials, Section 2 - Man-made Gem Materials, Section 3 - Table of Hardness, Section 4 - Table of Specific Gravity, Section 5 - Table of Refractive Index, Section 6 - Glossa
Diagrams for Faceting Volume 1Diagrams for Faceting Volume 1Diagrams for Faceting Volume I is the first volume in the set of three collections of faceting diagrams published by Glenn and Martha Vargas. Included are 160 diagrams that will produce at least that many different gems. Nearly 20 of these have variations that will produce another gem. This book is divided into ten sections with each section including diagrams that have a close relationship. These are the step cuts, round brilliants, multifacet brilliants, mixed cuts and others. Within each section those that have further relationships are grouped together. In general, the book starts with the very simple, moves to the more complex and ends with a section devoted to unusual shapes for faceted gems. The greatest part of the book is devoted to the diagrams that are popular, or those that stand to become popular. Nearly all diagrams have some accompanying text that gives a bit of history, or some hints on cutting. Each section, and some of the more unusual diagrams are introduced by expla
Diagrams for Faceting Volume 2Diagrams for Faceting Volume 2Diagrams for Faceting Volume II is the second volume in the set of three collections of faceting diagrams published by Glenn and Martha Vargas. Included are diagrams from numerous designers that will cut over 150 different gems. This book is divided into twelve sections with each section including diagrams that have a close relationship. These are Section I The Round Brilliants; Section II Ovals, Marquise, Cushions; Section III The Diamond Shapes; Section IV The Split Facet Technique; Section V The Pendeloques; Section VI Hearts; Section VII Triangles; Section VIII The Squares and Rectangles; Section IX The Pentagons and Stars; Section X The Hexagons; Section XI The Octagons; and Section XII Barions and Pseudobarions. Also included are Miscellaneous Diagrams from Ernst Wollert detailing square cushions and octagons.
Diagrams for Faceting Volume 3Diagrams for Faceting Volume 3Diagrams for Faceting Volume III is the third volume in the set of three collections of faceting diagrams published by Glenn and Martha Vargas. Included are diagrams from numerous designers that will cut at least 133 different gems. This book is divided into eleven sections with each section including diagrams that have a close relationship. These are Section I The Round Diagrams; Section II Ovals and Their Relatives; Section III Triangles; Section IV Squares, Rectangles, Etc.; Section V Pentagons; Section VI Hexagons; Section VII Heptagons; Section VIII Octagons; Section IX Nonagons; Section X Barions and Pseudobarions; and Section XI The Unusual Diagrams. The inclusion of seven-fold diagrams (heptagons) and nine-fold diagrams (nonagons) is new to the authors' books. These are easy to cut diagrams that produce spectacular gems. Most of the complex diagrams in the unusual section will produce excellent gems. Some do not cut what might normally be called excellent gems, but instead are
Diamonds Diamonds  Carat for carat, fine diamonds are among the most desirable and expensive items on Earth. Diamonds provide the standard of price, beauty and value against which all other gemstones are measured. More than unsurpassed in beauty and sparkle, no other gemstone has so many desirable attributes combined. In Diamonds, well known and authoritative gem and mineral author Fred Ward provides superb photos to illustrate his discussion of this gem. Chapters include History and Lore, The Hunt for Treasure, Romancing the Stone, Jewels and Artifacts, Synthetic and Industrial Diamonds, and Buying and Caring for Diamonds. Diamonds is sure to be appreciated by anyone with an interest in the history, lore and characteristics of this incomparable stone.
Diamonds The Antoinette Marlins Buying GuideDiamonds The Antoinette Marlins Buying GuideNewly updated and expanded, Diamonds 2nd edition gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell - or simply enjoy - diamonds with confidence and knowledge. Whether you are buying a diamond for an engagement ring, anniversary, to commemorate a special moment, or for personal pleasure, today it is more important than ever to understand what you are buying. There are new shapes and cuts, fancy colors, high tech treatments, and sophisticated frauds. There are new ways to buy - such as Internet auctions and TV shopping. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information you need to buy sparkling diamonds with confidence, including: What is a diamond? The factors affecting quality differences in diamonds. Diamond grading reports and how to interpret them. How to compare prices. How to spot differences in stones that may appear to be the same quality. How to protect yourself from misrepresenta
Earrings by HelenEarrings by HelenAspiring and novice wire jewelry makers will appreciate Earrings by Helen for its hands-on presentation of fundamental how-to and basic wire jewelry making techniques. If you can bend a wire you can make beautiful earrings using this book as your guide. And if you can't bend a wire, Earrings by Helen will teach you how! Accomplished wire jewelry makers will appreciate the presentation of advanced projects and plethora of handy tips and professional tricks-of-the-trade disseminated throughout this book by a veteran professional in the field of wire jewelry making and teaching the craft to others. Readers at all skill levels will appreciate the concise step-by-step instructions and superb full-color illustrations that are a hallmark of Helen Goga's publications. Earrings by Helen presents 19 complete earring projects, leading the reader through a progression of skills beginning with the simple and fundamental, through advanced and elaborate designs featuring over 40 illustrated steps i
EmeraldsEmeraldsEmeralds are the premier gems in the beryl family. For more than 4,000 years, emeralds have been among the most valuable of all jewels. In Emeralds, well known and authoritative gem and mineral author Fred Ward provides superb photos to illustrate his discussion of this gem. Chapters include History and Lore, The Hunt for Treasure, Romancing the Stone, Jewels and Artifacts, lab-Grown Emeralds and Imitations, and Buying and Caring for Emeralds. Emeralds is sure to be appreciated by anyone with an interest in the history, lore and characteristics of this precious stone.
Exotic Gems 1Exotic Gems 1Buying gems is a challenge, especially when they're unusual stones from far-away places. Topics in this guide include: • Gem Identification • Geographic Sources • Metaphysical Effects • Gem Cleaning and Care • Quality Evaluation • Antique Jewelry • Gem Treatments • Savvy Buying Exotic Gems Volume 1 will show you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. You'll also get tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. Volume 1 is the first in a series of books exploring the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. If you're interested in tanzanite, ammolite, rhodochrosite, zultanite, moonstone, sunstone, labradorite, andesine or other members of the feldspar family, Exotic Gems Volume 1 will provide you with the in-depth information you need to be a smart buyer.
Exotic Gems 2Exotic Gems 2Buying gems is a challenge, especially when they're unusual stones from far-away places. Topics in this guide include: • Gem Identification • Geographic Sources • Metaphysical Effects • Gem Cleaning and Care • Quality Evaluation • Antique Jewelry • Gem Treatments • Savvy Buying Exotic Gems Volume 2 will show you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. You'll also get tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. Volume 2 is the second in a series of books exploring the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. If you're interested in alexandrite, cat's-eye chrysoberyl, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, demantoid, rhodolite or other members of the garnet family, Exotic Gems Volume 2 will provide you with the in-depth information you need to be a smart buyer.
Exotic Gems 3Exotic Gems 3Buying gems is a challenge, especially when they're unusual stones from far-away places. Topics in this guide include: • Gem Identification • Geographic Sources • Metaphysical Effects • Gem Cleaning and Care • Quality Evaluation • Antique Jewelry • Gem Treatments • Savvy Buying Exotic Gems Volume 3 will show you with close-up photos how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. You'll also get tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments. Volume 3 is the third in a series of books exploring the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. If you're interested in matrix opal, fire agate, blue chalcedony, Paraiba tourmaline, rubellite or other tourmalines, Exotic Gems Volume 3 will provide you with the in-depth information you need to be a smart buyer.
Eyewitness Crystal and GemEyewitness Crystal and GemBe an eyewitness to the stunning natural beauty of crystals of every size, shape, and color - and their remarkable uses in everything from surgeon's scalpels to silicon chips. See a crystal's hidden layers. Find out how to make stones sparkle. Discover where to find crystals in your home. Contents include: What is a crystal?; A world of crystals; Natural beauty; Crystals - outside and inside; The color of crystals; Identification; Natural growth; Good habits; Discovery - recovery; Growing from seed; Crystals at work; Good vibrations; Quartz; Diamond; Corundum; Beryl; Opal; Other gemstones; Collector's items; Stones for carving; Precious metals; Animal and vegetable; What is it worth?; Making them sparkle; Lore and legends; Crystals at home; Did you know"?; Identifying gemstones; Find out more; Glossary; and Index.
Eyewitness Rocks and MineralsEyewitness Rocks and MineralsDiscover the story of the Earth's rocks and minerals - their creation, variety and uses. Be an eyewitness to the magnificent wealth of rocks and minerals hidden beneath our feet - how they are created and their many uses in everyday life. See how the first paints were made from crushed rocks. Find out about rocks from outer space. Discover what the Earth is made of and how its rocks were formed. Explore the included fold-out wall chart and clip-art CD. Contents include: The Earth; What are rocks and minerals?; How rocks are formed: Weathering and erosion; Rocks on the seashore; Igneous rocks; Volcanic rocks; Sedimentary rocks; Limestone caves; Metamorphic rocks; Marble; The first flint tools; Rocks as tools; Pigments; Building stones; The story of coral; Fossils; Rocks from space; Rock-forming minerals; Crystals; The growing crystal; The properties of minerals; Gemstones; Decorative stones; Lesser-known gems; Ore minerals and metals; Precious metals; Cutting and polishing stones; Col
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