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Description - Identification of Gemstones by Michael O'Donoghue

"Identification of Gemstones" is a comprehensive reference guide to gem and ornamental materials, and outlines all the features a gem tester has to know before making an identification.The experienced author team describe not only each natural gem species, but also their synthetic counterparts, and the materials used as imitations, demonstrating how to avoid costly mistakes.End of chapter summaries, details of further reading, and the companion website combine to provide all the support needed by professional gemmologists, antique and gemstone dealers, jewellers and students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719803512
ISBN-10: 0719803519
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Pages: 382
Imprint: NAG Press
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael O'Donoghue

Michael O'Donoghue is a Director of the Gemmological Association. He was Curator of Earth Sciences at The British Library until 1991 and is Lecturer in Gemmology at London Guildhall University. He has worked on and with minerals for nearly 30 years, specializing in gem minerals. He has written many books on gemmology. Louise Joyner has a background in geology and is a Fellow of the Gemmological Society. She currently works at the Department of Scientific Research at the British Museum.

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