TECHNICAL GEMSTONE BOOKS

Have you searched the net and wanted more information about diamonds and precious gemstones? The following are books for the novice, the collector, the investor and the gemologist. I consider these books prime source research materials.

   
Secrets of the Gem Trade: Gemstones: Understanding, Identifying, Buying
by Keith Wallis
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Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club Ltd.

A book updated in 2011 about colored gemstones. See review.

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Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones
by Richard W. Wise
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Hardcover: 292 pages
Publisher: Brunswick House Press; (July 2003)

A new book about colored gemstones and diamonds. See review.

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    Colored Gemstones--The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide :
How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Sapphires, Emeralds,
Rubies and Other Colored Gems with Confidence and Knowledge
by Antoinette L. Matlins
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Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 9.36 x 5.96
Publisher: Gemstone Pr; ISBN: 0943763339; (August 2001)

Despite problems, an excellent reference about colored gemstones. See review.

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Mogok: Valley of Rubies & Sapphires
by Ted Themelis
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Hardcover - 272 pages
Publication Date: May 31, 2001, A & T Publishing, Los Angeles

The best new book on Mogok. See Review.

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The Stone of Heaven: Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade
by Adrian Levy, Cathy Scott-Clark
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Hardcover - 432 pages, 1 Amer Ed edition
Publication Date: January 2002, Little Brown & Company, London

Discover the world's obsession and fascination with jade. See Review.

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Gems: A Lively Guide for the Casual Collector
by Daniel J. Dennis, Jr.
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Hardcover - 192 pages
Publication Date: April, 2000, Harry N. Abrams

Despite errors, a fun to read book for beginning collectors.
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Queen of Diamonds: The Fabled Legacy of Evalyn Walsh McLean
by Evalyn Walsh McLean, Boyden Sparkes, Carol Ann Rapp (Epilogue), and Joseph Gregory
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Hardcover - 382 pages commemo edition
Publication Date: September 22, 2000, Providence House Publishers

Highly recommended for gem lovers, historians, or those who devour biographies. See Review.

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Gemstones
by Eduard Josef Gübelin and Franz-Zaver Ermi
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Hardcover - 240 pages
Publication Date: September, 2000, Geoscience Press

Excellent introductory book into the world of colored gemstones and diamonds. See Review.

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Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care for These Gemstones
by Renée Newman
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Paperback - 164 pages
Publication Date: April 15, 2000, International Jewelry Publications

Brand new colored gemstone book. Great photos. See Review.

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Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds
by Stephen C. Hofer
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Hardcover - 742 pages
Publication Date: April 1, 1998, Ashland Press, Inc.

Mandatory for colored diamond collectors. See Review.

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Fire Into Ice: Charles Fipke and the Great Diamond Hunt
by Vernon Frolick
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Hardcover - 360 pages
Publication Date: March 1, 1999
Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 9.23 x 6.32

A phenomenal new book about the discovery of diamonds in Canada. See review.

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The Gem Buyer's Guide: Investment for Love and Profit
By Andrew S. Hubbard
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Paperback
Published by Larksdale Press
Publication date: May, 1998

New gem investment book. See review.

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Diamonds: A Century of Spectacular Jewels
by Penny Proddow, Marion Fasel, David Behl (Photographer)
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Hardcover, 191 pages
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Publication date: October, 1996
Dimensions (in inches): 0.91 x 11.89 x 9.50

The history of diamonds.

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Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Fine Gems and Jewelry
by David Marcum
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Hardcover
Published by Richard D. Irwin
Publication date: October, 1985

The bible of gem investors and collectors.

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Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification
by Robert Webster, Peter G. Read, R. Webster
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5th Edition
Hardcover, 1026 pages
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date: August, 1994
Dimensions (in inches): 2.57 x 9.52

A must for jewelers, gemologists, and gem dealers.

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Gem and Crystal Treasures
by Peter Bancroft
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Embark on 100 "field trips" to the world's greatest mines. Meet shopkeepers, sheriffs, miners, prostitutes. and bad men. Over 320 color and 667 black and white photographs.

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Gemstones of the World
by Walter Schumann
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Revised
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published by Sterling Publications
Publication date: August, 1997
Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 7.84 x 5.15

Fantastic resource book. See review.

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The National Gem Collection
by National Museum of Natural History (US)
Jeffrey E. Post, Chip Clark (Photographer)
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Hardcover, 144 pages
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Publication date: October, 1997
Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 10.72 x 10.13

Must buy. See Review.

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Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones
by E.J. Gubelin, J.I. Koivula
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Hardcover
Published by Gemological Institute ofAmerica
Publication date: December, 1986

Over 1400 microphotographs of gemstone inclusions!

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