Buying gems is a challenge, especially when they are unusual stones from faraway places. Exotic Gems, Volume 2 will show you with close-up photos how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, color, cut quality and brilliance. You will also get tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments.
This is the second in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of lesser-known gems. If you are interested in alexandrite, cat's-eye, chrysoberyl, fire opal, dinosaur gembone, tsavorite, demantoid, rhodolite or other members of the garnet family, let Exotic Gems provide you with the in-depth information you will need to be a smart buyer.
You will also get tips on gem care and on detecting imitations and gem treatments.