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Collector's Gemstone Guide

required text Gemmology, 2nd edition, by Peter G. Read (1999), Butterworth- Hein emann, Oxford additional literature (1) Practical Gemmology Robert Webster / Published: 1999 / Published by Antique Collectors' Club (2) Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification Robert Webster, Peter G. Read / Published: 1994 / Published by Butterworth-Heine mann (3) Gem Testing Anderson Jobbins, Alan Jobbins / Published: 1990 / Published by Butterworth-Heinemann (4) The Nature of Diamonds George Harlow (ed.) / Published: 1998 / Published by Cambridge University Press (5) Opals Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 2000 / Published by Gem Book Publishers (6) Diamonds Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 1998 / Published by Gem Book Publishers (7) Emeralds Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 1996 / Published by Gem Book Pub lishers (8) Rubies and Sapphires Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 1995 / Published by Gem Book Publishers (9) Jade Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 1995 / Published by Gem Book Publish ers (10) Pearls Fred & Charlotte Ward / Published: 1995 / Published by Gem Book Publ ishers (11) Quartz Michael O Donoghue / Published: 1987 / Published by Butterworth-Heinemann (12) Man-made Gemstones Dennis Elwell / Published: 1979 / Published by John Wiley & Sons (13) Dictionary of Gems and Gemology Robert M. Shipley / Published: 1974 / Publi shed by GIA (14) Gemstones: Symbols of beauty and power Eduard J. Gübelin, F.-Z. Erni / Published: 2000 / Published by Gem Guides Book Co. (15) Gemstones Mary Lou Dean / Published: 1991 / Published by Vantage Press (16) Gemstones of the World Walter Schumann / Published: 2000 / Published by Sterling Publications (17) The Encyclopedia of Minerals and Gemstones Michael O Donoghue / Published: 1980 / Published by Galahad Books (18) Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones Kennie Lyman (editor) / Published: 1986 / Published by Distican, Inc (19) Standard Catalog of Gem Values Anna M. Miller, John Sinkankas / Published: 1994 / Published by Geoscience Press, Incorporated (20) Gemstones Christine Woodward / Published: 1988 / Published by Sterling Publications (21) DK Handbooks: Gemstones Cally Hall et al. / Published: 1994 / Published by DK Publishing (22) Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones Henry Russell, Chris Pellant / Published: 2001 / Published by Thunder Bay Press Journals Gems and Gemology News on gemstones, synthetic materials, trends in gemstone and jewelry markets; contents of the back issues available on-line; annual subscrip tion (4 issues) available from http://www.gia.org/gandg/ggOrderForm/ggOrderForm. cfm (recent issues can be loaned from the X-ray Crystallography library) Journal of Gemmology coverage similar to the Gems and Gemology, annual subscript ion (4 issues) available from http://www.gagtl.ac.uk/jds.htm (recent issues can be loaned from the Mineral Synthesis library)

lapi daryjournal.uk/ The Gemmological Association of Great Britain http://www.gagtl.ingemmologie.com (gemstone library) Gem Collectors Forum .aigsthailand.ca/ Canadian Institute of Gemmology http://www.net/ The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom Miscellaneous links: Colored Stone .org/ International Colored Gemstone Association http://www.http://www.de/ (gemstone library with images) dark basic larnprophyre greyish yellow sapphire .com/ International Gemmological Institute. Inc.colored-stone.gia.au/ Gemmological Association of Australia http://www.http://www. contents of the back issues a vailable on-line. etc.html (comprehensive gemst one library with images.http://www.com/ International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) .org/ American Gem Society http://www.com/ (a lot of information on Australian opal s) Ruby & Sapphire .Gem.org/ (virtual tou rs of gemstone exhibitions. Gems . . access via Collections) Some useful webbies http://www.edu/ The Gemological Institute of America http://www.agta. care.http://www.nmnh.org. access via Search) Smithsonian Institution.enchantedlearning.http://www.opalmine.org/ Gemological Institute of America (GIA) .ac. annual subscription (12 issues) available from http://www.http://www. http://www.minerals. news and classifieds) Tradeshop Inc. New York .http://www.gem.com/ (the name speaks for itself) All About Jewels . jewelry and bead magazine.gagtl.ch/ Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) .M.org.http://www.com/jewel/glossary/ (illustrated dictionary) A.edu/minsci/ (virtu al tour.amnh.com/ Asian Institute of Gemmological Sciences http://www.org/ Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) .ruby-sapphire.igi-usa.tradeshop.com (links to gem-related products and gem dealers.W.org/ American Gem Trade Association http://www.com Useful Internet resources Professional societies/associations Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA) .ac.http://www.ags.ssef. pages on gemstone enhancement.cigem.gemstone. gem show guides.http://www.com/ Institut Nationnal de Gemmologie http://www.http://www.gem.) The Opalmine .com/gems/rainbow. Washington (DC) .Lapidary Journal .http://www.amw-gems.si.gia.au/ Prominent museum collections/exhibitions: American Museum of Natural History.http://www.http://www.canadiangemmological.http://www.uk/ The Gemmological Association of Australia .gemstone.gemstone.