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Artificial Gemstones by Michael O'Donoghue (Paperback, 2007)

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Type
Textbook
Narrative Type
Non-Fiction
Genre
Leisure, Hobbies & Lifestyle
Topic
Gems, Gemstones
ISBN
9780719803314
Publication Year
2007
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Book Title
Artificial Gemstones
Item Height
229mm
Author
Michael O'donoghue
Publisher
T.H.E. Crowood Press LTD
Item Width
152mm
Item Weight
609g
Number of Pages
296 Pages

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Artificial gemstones have been well established in the trade for some time, but now, following further refinements in their manufacture, gemmologists worldwide are facing increasing problems with identification.Today, gem-quality synthetic diamonds, once deemed impossible to produce, are becoming widely available, and, moreover, it is possible to create almost any major gemstone in whatever colour is desired. Then, too, the growth of diamonds by chemical vapour deposition is destined to present further problems. The synthetic products of the past, particularly of the 1960s, are still available, and are puzzling the newer generations of gemmologists who have not encountered them previously. In Artificial Gemstones Michael O'Donoghue provides the definitive guide to the various man-made substitutes thus enabling anyone handling gems to identify them accurately. Starting with the theory of synthetic gem manufacture and an explanation of the production methods used for growing and/or improving crystals - with their ornamental application - the book moves on to list and identify the materials themselves. Some of these have natural counterparts; others are new minerals and do not occur in nature. The author lists the identifying internal and external features and tests, and the book contains colour illustrations to display the inclusions found in transparent materials. The book is completed by an extensive bibliography and a useful appendix of trade names. Gemmologists, gem dealers, lapidaries, curators, amateurs and students of gemmology and mineralogy will all find this an indispensable addition to their bookshelves.

Product Identifiers

Publisher
T.H.E. Crowood Press LTD
ISBN-13
9780719803314
eBay Product ID (ePID)
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Product Key Features

Book Title
Artificial Gemstones
Author
Michael O'donoghue
Format
Paperback
Language
English
Publication Year
2007
Number of Pages
296 Pages

Dimensions

Item Height
229mm
Item Width
152mm
Item Weight
609g

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Michael O'donoghue
Country/Region of Manufacture
United Kingdom

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  • Man-made gemstone

    Ihave found this book to be well illustrated and fascinating. I find it useful in my study of what is and is not a natural stone. A fault that I find with it is the absence of photos of natural inclusions to give contrast to the non-natural inclusions. The book is not light reading and having gone through it I am now picking and choosing sections for re-study. Having read others of this author I jumped at the chance of acquiring this volumn and recommend it highly to any student of gemmology. Is it or is it not? a guide to differention between the natural and the man made gemstones.