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Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling / Antoinette Matlins, PG, FGA & A.C. Bonanno, FGA, ASA, MGA.

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Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch SCIENCE EARTH GEMS Matlins (Text) 37516002017277 AdultNF Science Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780943763903 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 0943763908 (cloth)
  • Physical Description: xxii, 378 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 5th edition.
  • Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : GemStone Press, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Pt. 1. Before beginning. Before beginning -- pt. 2. Getting ready. Setting up the lab -- Proper lighting for gem identification -- pt. 3. The essential instruments -- what they are and how to use them. The loupe and dark-field loupe -- The Chelsea filter and synthetic emerald filter -- The dichroscope -- The ultraviolet lamp -- The refractometer -- The microscope -- pt. 4. Optional instruments -- when and how to use them. The spectroscope -- The polariscope -- The diamond-type spotter and blue diamond tester -- essential tools for diamond buyers -- The immersion cell -- The electronic diamond tester -- The carbide scribe -- an essential tool for diamond buyers -- The "synthetic diamond detectors" -- pt. 5. Antique and estate jewelry. Antique and estate jewelry -- the true test of gem identification skill -- A new type of composite imitation -- pt. 6. Appendices.
Subject: Precious stones > Identification.

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