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by Michael O'Donoghue

Free eBook Synthetic Gem Materials download ISBN: 0950107913
Author: Michael O'Donoghue
Publisher: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (October 1976)
Language: English
Pages: 215
Category: Unsorted
Size MP3: 1235 mb
Size FLAC: 1824 mb
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Ships from and sold by tabletopart. Michael O’Donoghue is a director of the Gemmological Association. He has written many books on gemmology. Hardcover: 904 pages.

Michael O’Donoghue is a director of the Gemmological Association. 2 people found this helpful. Paperback: 224 pages. Publisher: Robert Hale (May 30, 2008).

Since it was first published in 1962 'Gems' has become universally recognised as the.

Michael O'Donoghue is a director of GemA, the Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain and lecturer in charge of gemmology at London Metropolitan University. He has written around twenty books on gemstones, minerals and manmade crystals and has visited countries round the world in their pursuit. He is a member of the British Association for Crystal Growth.

book by Michael O'Donoghue. The book describes a wide range of gem and ornamental materials, species by species, opening up the secrets they sometimes conceal.

Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years

Gemstones is the first attempt in English to bring together the geological, mineralogical and gemmological developments that have taken place during the last thirty years. Though there have been many gemstone books published in that time, most have been concerned, understandably and rightly, with the science of gem testing and have covered that area very well. Details of the geological occurrence of many of the classic gemstones, and of nearly all those which have only recently been discovered, have been less adequately dealt with

The book is completed by an extensive bibliography and a useful appendix of trade names.

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. The book is completed by an extensive bibliography and a useful appendix of trade names.