The Chemistry , Properties and Tests of
by JaWv^ Martin/
This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot
of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the basic properties never
change. The first part of the book concentrates on physical properties of most
common gems, then outlines the cutting process and ends with several chapters
on each of the gemstone families. A useful little book if you are interested in
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