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A book of precious stones; the identification of gems and gem minerals, and an account of their scientific, commercial, artistic, and historical aspects. To download the book click the link below then click the PDF link on the left hand side of the page. 


BY JULIUS WODISKA 1909

CHAPTER PACK

L GEMS AND JEWELRY THE INTEREST

OF THE SUBJECT, AND THE NEED OF

MORE BOOKS CONCERNING IT . . 1

II. CLASSIFICATIONS OF PRECIOUS AND SEMI-
PRECIOUS STONES .... 7

III. THE DIAMOND 23

IV. EMERALDS 63

V. THE PEARL 72

VI. RUBIES 79

VII. THE SAPPHIRE 91

VIII. THE AMETHYST 96

IX. CORAL 102

X. GARNET 108

XL THE OPAL 115

XII. THE TOPAZ 122

XIII. TURQUOISE 127

XIV. CAT'S-EYE , 131

viii Contents

CHAPTER PACiK

XV. CHBYSOPBASE . . . . .138

XVI. JADK 143

XVII. MOONSTONE ...... 147

XVIII. PERIDOT ...... 151

XIX. KUNZITE 154

XX. TOURMALINES 160

XXI. AMBER 169

XXII. BLOODSTONE 173

XXIII. Moss AGATE 176

XXIV. ONYX AND SARDONYX . . . .179

XXV. SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES OCCASIONALLY

USED 183

XXVI. CUTTING DIAMONDS AND OTHER GEMS 195

XXVII. IMITATIONS, IMPROVEMENTS, AND RE-
CONSTRUCTION 209

XXVIII. FOLK-LORE 228

XXIX. FAVOURITE GEMS OF DISTINGUISHED

PEOPLE 239

XXX. GEM MINERALS AND GEMS IN MUSEUM

COLLECTIONS ..... 245

XXXI. OUR DIAMOND CUTTERS AND THEIR

TRADE UNION . . . .253

XXXII. JEWELRY IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS

MOVEMENT . 262

Contents APPENDIX

PAGE

Alphabetical List of Gem Minerals . . . 285

List of Important Gems According to Colours 292

Dichroism A List of Leading Twin-Coloured

Gems 294

The Mohs Table of Hardness . . . .295

Table of Hardness of Gem Minerals . . 296

Table Showing Specific Gravity of Gem

Minerals 297

Refraction 298

Transparency of Gems under Rontgen (X-) Rays 300

A Carat's Weight in Various Localities . . 301

Crystallography Systems of Crystalline Form 303

"Birth-Stones": A Rhyming List of Natal

Gems Popularly Identified with the Months 303

Others Books about Gems (Bibliography) . 307

GLOSSARY 343

INDEX . 357

ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR

Cinnabar, Tungyen Prefecture, Kweichow, China

Frontispiece

Emerald crystal, Tokowaja River, Ural Moun-
tains. Pink Beryl, Crystal and Cut Gem,
Mesa Grande, Cal 64

Tourmaline. Green and pink Tourmaline from
Mesa Grande, Cal.; owned by Harvard Uni-
versity. Pink Tourmaline in Albite with
Lepidolite, Mesa Grande, Cal. . . . 160

Gold remarkably fine specimens from Cali-
fornia , 188

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