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Ruby & Sapphire-Gemologist Guide

Ruby & Sapphire-Gemologist Guide

Ruby & Sapphire - A Collector’s Guide

A Comprehensive Book on corundum gems, ruby and sapphire. Covers every aspects of gems - history, crystallography, physics, chemistry, geology, inclusions, treatments, synthetics, cutting and world sources.

Over 3,000 references, this book has no match when it comes to real world experience about gems and giving a comprehensive knowledge about it.

Published since 1997, it still finds its way to the present day for most of the reference work and knowledge about gems at large !!!

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With each page turned of Ruby & Sapphire by Richard Huges, a new adventure awaits your way. 

Starting from Journey to Burma's (Myanmar) Mogok Stone Tract, pride of pegion's bloos rubies discovery - Then to India with Maharajas, world's greatest gem collectors - Legendary Valley of Serpents, where pieces of meat were cast to fetch the rubies - Further, towards the snows of Kashmir, for discovery of blue-velvet sapphires. These are just the few amazing excerps of the book that the reader will find it intriguing and mesmerizing and will make you very much reluctant to put this book down without finishing it. It is a rare combination of Fact and fun with real life first hand experience about the Gems World.

15 years of first hand experience, it covers every subject of gems from A-Z - sources, prices, quality analysis, synthetics and treatments, everything is here, a virtual encyclopedia of the real world of gems and corundum.

Highlights :

  • Story Telling style and fun way of teaching about gems
  • Making the complex world of gems looks simple and engaging the reader's mind to crave to know more about it
  • Illustrious 350 full-color photos
  • Full Price table comparing the prices of rubies and sapphires globally
  • Information on auction and sale prices
  • Complete World sources over 50 countries
  • Complete bibliography of over 2400 references
  • Helping in spoting synthetic and treated gems
  • Maps, drawings and other rare black and white photos that will guide direct to the sources


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Product details

  • Publisher : Rwh Pub; First Edition (December 1, 1997)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 511 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0964509768
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0964509764
  • Item Weight : 4.5 pounds
  • Dimensions : 11.54 x 8.96 x 1.37 inches
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