Simon & Schuster's Guide To Gems And Precious Stones
Exciting reference book which contains comprehensive, full-color entries on all major gems and precious stones - natural, organic, synthetic and artificial. Includes information on each stone that is a must for enthusiasts and professionals - easy-to-read symbols define hardness, density, refraction and color. You shouldn't miss the wealth of this material, expertly printed in Europe on glossy paper, complete with 450 true-to-life color photographs. Includes synoptic tables, glossary and analytic index. Paperback Edition. 380 pages.