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Gemstones of the World, Revised Edition
by Walter Schumann
Book Description: With a million copies in print, here comes an even larger, more up-to-date version of the most complete reference book ever published on the subject. All the gemstones ever discovered are treated in their many variations. More than 1,500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in all its singular glory--in both its rough natural state and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone's formation and structure, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, cutting, and polishing. Learn about the best known, including amethyst and diamond. Find full treatments of lesser-known gems, from andalusite to vesuvian. 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, plus new on the market stones like charcoite. Everything is covered, including imitations, synthetics, and combined stones. Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and, when you're in the market, how to check for genuineness. This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker and rockhound will ever need!
(Hardcover -- October 1, )

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones
by C. Ciprianai, et al
(Paperback -- March 1986)

Turquoise Unearthed: An Illustrated Guide
by Joe Dan Lowry
(Paperback -- November 15, )

How to Buy a Diamond: Insider Secrets for Getting Your Moneys Worth (4th Edition)
How to Buy a Diamond: Insider Secrets for Getting Your Money's Worth (4th Edition)
by Fred Cuellar
Paperback from Casablanca Press
by Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Robert C. Kammerling
Hardcover from Wiley-Interscience
Glitter  Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel
Glitter & Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel
by J. P. Roberts, Janine Roberts
Hardcover from Disinformation Company
Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds
by Stephen C. Hofer
Listed under Diamonds

by Andrew Ross
Book Description Amber has captured the human imagination for centuries, as amulets, ritual cups, and beads dating back 10,000 years attest. It is a fascinating substance, one that offers a unique intersection of the fields of paleontology, botany, entomology, and mineralogy. The fossilized resin of ancient trees, amber preserves organic material-most commonly insects and other invertebrates-and with it the shape and surface detail that are usually obliterated or hopelessly distorted during the mineralization we...
Paperback: 74 pages
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674017293; (March )

The Amber Book
by Lief Brost

Amber the Golden Gem of the Ages
by Patty C. Rice 
Publisher: Geoscience Pr; ; 3rd edition (March ) 
ISBN: 0945005296

Arab Roots of Gemology
by Ahmad Ibn Yusuf Tifashi

The Art of Gem Cutting: Including Cabochons, Faceting, Spheres, Tumbling, and Special Techniques
by H. C. Dake
Listed under Lapidary

Pearls: A Natural History
by Neil H. Landman, et al

Pearls (Fred Ward Gem Book)
by Fred Ward
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The Love of Stones
by Tobias Hill 

The Book of Sacred Stones : Fact and Fallacy in the Crystal World
Barbara G. Walker
Listed under Crystals

Diamonds Famous & Fatal : The History, Mystery and Lore of the World's Most Famous Gem
by Leo P. Kendall
Listed under Diamonds

Dictionary of Gems and Gemology
by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai
Book Description: The rapid growth of gemological sciences and mineralogy requires a comprehensive dictionary for gemologists, mineralogists, geologists, jewel dealers, industry and hobbyists. This dictionary contains about 16000 entries. The comprehensive definitions are completed by more than 250 diagrams and figures. The author offers a one-stop reference to any matter dealing with gems and gemology.

The Essence of Gemstones
by Renate Sperling 

Gem Identification Made Easy
Gem Identification Made Easy, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling
by Antoinette L. Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
Hardcover from Gemstone Pr
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
by Charles Wesley Chesterman
Paperback: 850 pages
Random House; ISBN: 0394502698; (May 1979)
Gemstone Buying Guide: A Guide to Buying
by Renee Newman
(Paperback -- July )

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
by Martin Prinz
(Paperback -- October 1978)

Earth Treasures: The Southeastern Quadrant: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carlolina, Tennessee, Virginia,
by Allan W. Eckert (Paperback -- June )

Earth Treasures: The Northeastern Quadrant: Connecticut, Delaware, Ilunois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New je
by Allan W. Eckert (Paperback -- April )

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides)
by Frederick H. Pough, Jeffrey Scovil (Photographer)
(Paperback -- January 15, )

Rocks, Gems, & Minerals: A Guide to Familiar Minerals, Gems, Ores, and Rocks (Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
by Herbert Spencer Zim, et al
(Paperback -- April )

Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth
by R. H. Vernon (Hardcover -- January )

by Fred Ward
(Paperback -- October )

by Cally Oldershaw, et al
(Paperback -- May )

Rubies & Sapphires (Fred Ward Gem Book Series)
by Fred Ward
Paperback: 64 pages
Gem Books Publishing; ISBN: 1887651012; revised edition (February 1, )

Gem Trails of New Mexico (Revised ed)
by James R. Mitchell (Paperback -- December )

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World
by Chris Pellant, Roger Phillips (Contributor)
(Paperback -- April 1990)

Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, An
by John D. Winter
(Hardcover -- February 9, )

Gem Trails of Arizona
by James R. Mitchell, et al
(Paperback -- April 1, )

Humboldt's Travels in Siberia 1837-1842: The Gemstones by Gustav Rose
by George M. Sinkankas

Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light
by Manuel Robbins

Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
by Scott Stepanski

Gem Trails of Utah
by James R. Mitchell
Book Description Welcome to rockhounding in Utah! From mountains that rise up over 13,000 feet in the air, to basins that sink over 2,000 feet in the earth, the rockhound is granted many unique opportunities in Utah's 84,990-mile expanse. In an expanded, fully revised edition, Gem Trails of Utah by James Mitchell leads both the enthusiast and the rock collector to over 75 sites throughout the state where specimens can be found reflecting a diversity as varied as the landscape itself. There are trunks of petrified wood, faceting-grade labradorite, topaz crystals of a color and clarity that rival any found anywhere, boulders of obsidian, delicate halite crystals and much, much more.

by Peter G. Read

Gems & Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History
by Anna S. Sofianides

Gems: The World's Greatest Treasures and Their Stories
by Bernhard Graf

Gemstones of Afghanistan
by Gary W. Bowersox

Gemstones of North America
by John Sinkankas

Gemstones: Symbols of Beauty and Power
by Eduard J. Gubelin

Identification of Gemstones
by Michael O'Donoghue
Paperback: 313 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 9.40 x 6.54 
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann;  
ISBN: 0750655127

Looking for Gold: The Modern Prospector's Handbook
by Bradford Angier
Listed under Gold

Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
by Richard W. Wise
Hardcover from Brunswick House Press
DK Handbooks: Gemstones
by Cally Hall, et al
Paperback: 160 pages
Dk Pub Merchandise; ISBN: 1564584984; Flexi edition (March )
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The Stone of Heaven: Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade
by Adrian Levy, Cathy Scott-Clark
(Hardcover -- January )
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