Jewel

Jewel Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241296394
Year 2016-10-03
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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Celebrate the most dazzling jewels on Earth with Jewel, the most glamorous guide to jewellery, gems, and minerals. Jewel is a lavish look at precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals. Discover gemstones from agate to zoisite, take an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery, and immerse yourself in the incredible stories behind famous gems including the stunning Koh-i-Noor, the exquisite Fabergé eggs, and the mysterious Hope diamond. Packed with spectacular photography, intriguing history, and fascinating real-life stories, Jewel is the most sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth and the perfect gift for anyone looking for a little glamour.

Rocks Minerals

Rocks   Minerals Author Ronald Louis Bonewitz
ISBN-10 1405328312
Year 2008
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.

Gem

Gem Author Aja Raden
ISBN-10 1465453563
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher DK
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals, Gem showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to obsidian, this compendium profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Faberg� egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color-guide directory groups gems according to their main color. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.

The Stars

The Stars Author DK
ISBN-10 9780241287361
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. Fully authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution, The Stars lets you explore the awe-inspiring wonders of our universe and discover the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering starbirth nebulae to supermassive black holes. Stunning 3-D graphics chart all 88 constellations from Andromeda to Virgo, forming a complete nap of the night sky. With incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, and an array of focus topics including the Milky Way, the Big Bang, and the timeline of the telescope, The Stars is the ultimate visual guide to the cosmos and a truly out-of-this-world gift for every stargazer.

The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book Author Dan Green
ISBN-10 9780241278901
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.

Stoned

Stoned Author Aja Raden
ISBN-10 9780062334718
Year 2015-12-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace. Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.

Rock and Gem

Rock and Gem Author Ronald Bonewitz
ISBN-10 0751344001
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. Specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral, and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.

Gemstones of the World

Gemstones of the World Author Walter Schumann
ISBN-10 140276829X
Year 2009
Pages 319
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones

Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones Author Joel E. Arem
ISBN-10 0412989115
Year 1987
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher
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Provides information on all known gemstone species and varieties, discussing physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential, and includes complete data on synthetic gems

Secrets of the Gem Trade

Secrets of the Gem Trade Author Richard Wise
ISBN-10 0972822321
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher Brunswick House, Csi
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Completely revised and expanded with 10 new chapters: Jade / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Moonstone / Peridot / Cobalt Blue Spinel / Red -Pink Spinel / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Five new introductory essay: Blue-white diamonds / Jadeite / Natural Pearls / Spinel / Feldspars. Plus 165 color photographs (50 additional) which include exclusive images from major museum collections and the latest auction market icons. The definitive book for anyone wanting to learn how the best gemologists in the world evaluate precious gems, and what makes one stone merely a good stone versus a truly fabulous museum quality gem. The author, Richard Wise, is one of the world's foremost gemologists.

Gems of the World

Gems of the World Author Cally Oldershaw
ISBN-10 1554075394
Year 2009
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Firefly Books Limited
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A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.

DK Science

DK Science Author Adam Hart-Davis
ISBN-10 0756655706
Year 2009
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Discusses the major concepts, theories, inventions, and figures that have impacted science throughout history, and discusses the historical significance of each discipline.

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Rocks  Minerals  and Gems Author Inc. Scholastic
ISBN-10 0545947197
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Scholastic
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In "Rocks, Minerals, and Gems," readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world! Features a beautiful cover with special effects!

The Dog Encyclopedia

The Dog Encyclopedia Author DK
ISBN-10 9781409350026
Year 2013-10-17
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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The definitive visual guide to dogs The Dog Encyclopedia is the comprehensive compendium dedicated to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and this is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This extensive catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from Labradors to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, provides photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including sports and the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems Author Sarah Hue-Williams
ISBN-10 1910065994
Year 2016-10-24
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher Unicorn Press (CA)
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Sarah Hue-Williams and Raymond Sancroft-Baker have spent decades working in the jewelry industry, from assessing historical gems to selling some of the most important, rare, and unusual pieces of jewelry ever to come on the market. ?In this book, they turn that experience into forty lavishly illustrated true stories from the world of gems and jewelry. Drawing from a wide range of periods, cultures, and countries, the authors take us behind the scenes, showing us the fascinating origins and secret histories of some unforgettable creations--and the lives of the people who desired and won them, loved and lost them. Even in a world of luxury, there's nothing quite so dramatic as a beautiful piece of finely crafted jewelry; the stories in this book remind us why.