This gemstone book puts the consumer in the driver's seat. Jewelers, collectors, dealers, and gemstone lovers will learn the true principles of the gem trade that have, until now, been the knowledge of an elite few. Much of the information contained in this book has never been available before. A trade that has kept its secrets guarded for thousands of years is finally exposed.
Perfect for goldsmiths, gemologists, precious stone enthusiasts, or anyone wishing to learn the closely protected secrets of the worldwide gem business. Educational and extremely informative, this book is a must have for anyone interested in gemstones.
Contains over 100 full color photographs of some of the rarest and most valuable gems, as well as photos from the mines and digs where these gemstones originate.