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Pierres Précieuses: Fines et Ornementales [Beautiful and Ornamental Precious Stones]

Geology Guide
By: Walter Schumann(Author), Frances Georges-Catroux(Translated by), Jean-Paul Poirot(Translated by)
320 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Pierres Précieuses: Fines et Ornementales [Beautiful and Ornamental Precious Stones]
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  • Pierres Précieuses: Fines et Ornementales [Beautiful and Ornamental Precious Stones] ISBN: 9782603023976 Edition: 17 Hardback Sep 2015 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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Language: French

Garnet, emerald, kunzite, amber, agate, opal, pearls, rubies ... and hundreds of other precious stones, fine and ornamental, are described and illustrated. The richly documented introduction presents a comprehensive account of gemology: properties, deposits and extraction, treatment, mineralogical classification, etc. The descriptions of gems address both optical properties (colors, lights, fluorescence) and the mechanical properties (density, hardness, cleavage) and are accompanied by photographs. Bibliography, comparison tables and an index make this book a reference work.

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Grenats, émeraude, kunzite, ambre, agates, opales, perles, rubis... et des centaines d'autres pierres précieuses, fines et ornementales, sont décrites et illustrées. L'introduction, richement documentée, présente de manière complète la gemmologie : propriétés, gisements et extractions, traitements, classification minéralogique, etc. Les descriptions des gemmes abordent aussi bien les propriétés optiques (couleurs, feux, fluorescence) que les propriétés mécaniques (densité, dureté, clivage) et sont accompagnées de photographies. Bibliographie, tableau comparatif, index... font de ce livre un ouvrage de référence.

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Geology Guide
By: Walter Schumann(Author), Frances Georges-Catroux(Translated by), Jean-Paul Poirot(Translated by)
320 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
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