Rare Gemstones provides concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems that are now being used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. It not only lists the identification properties of the gems, but tells you where they are found, how they are used, why they are unique and how they are priced. Topics in this guide include: � Gem Identification � Geographic Sources � Gem Cleaning and Care � Quality Evaluation � Price Ranges � Gem Treatments High quality photos show the different colors, cutting styles and varieties of each gem and give you ideas on how each can be used creatively in jewelry. This book also explains how to care for rare gemstones and how to keep them from being damaged. Rare Gemstones is an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, gem dealers and consumers.