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Synthetic, Imitation and Treated Gemstones ePub download

by Michael O'Donoghue

  • Author: Michael O'Donoghue
  • ISBN: 0750631732
  • ISBN13: 978-0750631730
  • ePub: 1955 kb | FB2: 1871 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Engineering
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann (November 19, 1997)
  • Pages: 224
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 748
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Synthetic, Imitation and Treated Gemstones ePub download

Michael O’Donoghue is a director of the Gemmological Association. He has written many books on gemmology. 2 people found this helpful.

Michael O’Donoghue is a director of the Gemmological Association. Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Robert Hale (May 30, 2008).

book by Michael O'Donoghue. The book describes a wide range of gem and ornamental materials, species by species, opening up the secrets they sometimes conceal.

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Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably . Gemstones hopes to get the balance right.

Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with. In the preparation of the book all the journals and monographs in the field have been consulted so that the book should stand for some years as the authority to which gemmologists and others turn in the first instance.

Michael O'Donoghue is a director of GemA, the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain and lecturer in charge of gemmology at London Metropolitan University. He has written around twenty books on gemstones, minerals and manmade crystals and has visited countries round the world in their pursuit. He is a member of the British Association for Crystal Growth.

Recommended Books on Gemology. Must reads if you’re serious about developing your knowledge of gemstones. O’Donoghue, Michael and Louise Joyner. 2003) Identification of gemstones. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford. Anderson, Basil W. (1990) Gem Testing. 2006) 6th ed. Ed. by Michael O’Donoghue.

The book describes a wide range of gem and ornamental materials, species by species, opening up the secrets they sometimes conceal. The book reveals when gemstones can be artificially manufactured, when they can be synthesized or cleverly imitated by other materials - like glass - and when their colour has been enhanced, permanently or for a short time, by the hand of man. Readers are told and shown what the tell-tale features are and learn that while nothing is quite what it seems there are ways in which they can spot give-away signs without needing to consult a laboratory. The book is ideal for the jeweller, the auction house expert, the gemmologist and the mineralogist who will find a new slant on the materials that begin a somewhat less glamorous life as rough specimens.
Silvermaster
This book is overpriced and not worth the money. For the $77.00 I paid for this paperback book brand new, I expected a lot more then what I got. There are only 8 pages of color plates, the other illustrations contained were crude. While the printed information was indeed useful, it is in no way worth the listed price! In my opinion the GIA lab manual is just as helpful! Buy this book used and save your money.
Ranicengi
I was in search of a book for gem testing, and indeed this book describes at least the basic performances.
Garr
I teach gemology at a major university and this is one book I tell all my students they must have.
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