IN this ebook the author has tried to combine the trade information which he has gained in his avocation, the study of precious stones, with the scientific knowledge bearing thereon, which his vocation, the teaching of chemistry, has compelled him to master. In planning and in writing the book, every effort has been made to teach the fundamental principles and methods in use for identifying precious stones, in as natural an order as possible. This has been done in the belief that the necessary information will thus be much more readily acquired by the busy gem merchant or jeweler than would have been the case had the material been arranged in the usual systematic order. The latter is of advantage for quick reference after the fundamentals of the subject have been mastered. It is hoped, however, that the method of presentation used in this book will make easy the acquisition of a knowledge of gemology and that many who have been deterred from studying the subject by a feeling that the difficulties due to their lack of scientific training were insurmountable, will find that they can learn all the science that is really necessary, as they proceed. To that end the discussions have been given in as untechnical language as possible and homely illustrations have in many cases been provided. Nearly every portion of the subject that a gem merchant needs to know has been considered and there is provided for the interested public much material which will enable them to be more intelligent purchasers of gem-set jewelry, as well as more appreciative lovers of Nature's wonderful mineral masterpieces.
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PRECIOUS STONES---FOR JEWELERS and THE GEM-LOVING PUBLIC (5)

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PRECIOUS STONES---FOR JEWELERS and THE GEM-LOVING PUBLIC

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IN this ebook the author has tried to combine the trade information which he has gained in his avocation, the study of precious stones, with the scientific knowledge bearing thereon, which his vocation, the teaching of chemistry, has compelled him to master.

In planning and in writing the book, every effort has been made to teach the fundamental principles and methods in use for identifying precious stones, in as natural an order as possible. This has been done in the belief that the necessary information will thus be much more readily acquired by the busy gem merchant or jeweler than would have been the case had the material been arranged in the usual systematic order. The latter is of advantage for quick reference after the fundamentals of the subject have been mastered. It is hoped, however, that the method of presentation used in this book will make easy the acquisition of a knowledge of gemology and that many who have been deterred from studying the subject by a feeling that the difficulties due to their lack of scientific training were insurmountable, will find that they can learn all the science that is really necessary, as they proceed. To that end the discussions have been given in as untechnical language as possible and homely illustrations have in many cases been provided.

Nearly every portion of the subject that a gem merchant needs to know has been considered and there is provided for the interested public much material which will enable them to be more intelligent purchasers of gem-set jewelry, as well as more appreciative lovers of Nature's wonderful mineral masterpieces.

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Francis T. — over 2 years ago
Francis T. recommended this item over 2 years ago
Thank you for a very good book.
Marie O. — over 3 years ago
Marie O. recommended this item over 3 years ago
Excellent informative digital e-book with a secure download by an assigned user name and password. WinZip needed to download it, but it can be used in a trial version for the download free if needed. Adobe Acrobat needed to view the file is not needed with more modern versions now.
Swapna B. — over 7 years ago
Swapna B. recommended this item over 7 years ago
NOTHING IS AS SATISFYING THAN GETTING HOLD OF A PRECIOUS STONE, OH, YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL TO RETAIN IT WITH YOU, FOR YOU NEVER KNOW ITS VINTAGE VALUE QUADRUPLIPING ! AND WHAT A PLEASURE TO HAVE THE RIGHT GEM ADORNED WITH THE RIGHT DRESS AND HOW ABOUT ADORNING, HAVING THEM CHANGED, WHENEVER THERE IS A DIFFERENT SHADE OF LIGHT AND OH YEAH, WHEN THE DUSK SETS IN AND WHEN THE NIGHT PERVADES, YOU SURE NEED TO HAVE A GEM TO COMPLIMENT EACH MOMENT OF THE DAY ! STAY GEMED AS IN PLUGGED IN !

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