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Secrets Of The Gem Trade, Second Editionhas been completely rewritten revised and expanded. It is over 1/3rd larger, includes 5 new introductory essays, 11 new chapters and 277 images, including 161 new additional images.
The Eleven New Chapters Include:
Jadeite / Demantoid Garnet / Natural Nacreous Pearls / Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds / Conch Pearls / Sunstone / Peridot / Moonstone / Cobalt Blue Spinel /Red/Pink Spinel / Violet Diamonds
Natural Pearls have seen a huge resurgence. Two chapters on Nacreous and Conch Pearls have been added. Jade, the much misunderstood, inscrutable gem is described, for the first time; in terms both Asian and Western readers will understand. In a new introduction, learn the true story of the Blue Whites, the Crème de La Crème of colorless diamonds.