Table Of Contents

Secrets Of The Gem Trade

Second Edition

Completely Revised & Expanded

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Preface

Lifting the Veil

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

Part I
BECOMING A CONNOISSEUR: ESSENTIALS

Chapter 1
Precious Gems: The History of a Concept

Chapter 2
Preciousness Redefined: The Modern Concept of a Gem

Chapter 3
Connoisseurship: Rethinking the Four Cs

Chapter 4
Connoisseurship: Secrets of the Trade

Chapter 5
Connoisseurship: Grading Special Cases

Chapter 6
Caveats

Chapter 7
New Sources

PART II
PROBES: A NEW LIST OF PRECIOUS GEMSTONES

Chapter 8
Alexandrite

Chapter 9
Amethyst

Introduction and Overview
The Beryl Family

Chapter 10
Aquamarine

Chapter 11
Emerald

 

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Fabulous Feldspars

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Moonstone

 

 

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Sunstone

 

Introduction and Overview
 Chalcedony: Aristocratic Agates

Chapter 14
Gem Chrysocolla

Chapter 15
Chrysoprase

Chapter 16
Carnelian

Chapter 17
Blue Agate

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Blue White Diamonds

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Colorless Diamonds

 

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Golconda or Type IIa Diamonds


Introduction and Overview
The Garnet Group

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Demantoid Garnet

 

Chapter 21
Tsavorite Garnet

Chapter 22
Malaya Garnet

Chapter 23
Spessartite Garnet

 

seal72pearlsIntroduction and Overview
The World of Natural Pearls

 

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Natural Nacreous PearlsConch

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Conch Pearls

Introduction and Overview
Cultured Pearls

Chapter 26
The Tahitian Cultured Black Pearl

Chapter 27
Freshwater Cultured Pearls from China

Chapter 28
South Sea Cultured Pearls

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Peridot

Chapter 30
Topaz

Introduction and Overview
Ruby & Sapphire

Chapter 31
Blue Sapphire

Chapter 32
Padparadscha Sapphire

Chapter 33
Ruby/Pink Sapphire

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Jade, The Inscrutable Gem

 

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Jadeite

Introduction and Overview
Opal

Chapter 35
Opal

Introduction and Overview
Tourmaline

Chapter 36
Paraíba Tourmaline

Chapter 37
Green Tourmaline

Chapter 38
Chrome Green Tourmaline

Chapter 39
Blue Tourmaline

Chapter 40
Red/Pink Tourmaline

Chapter 41
Other Colors of Tourmaline

Chapter 42
Tanzanite

Introduction and Overview
Fancy Color Diamonds

Chapter 43
Red Diamonds

Chapter 44
Pink Diamonds

Chapter 45
Purple Diamonds

Chapter 46
Green Diamonds

Chapter 47
Blue Diamonds

Chapter 48
Orange Diamonds

Chapter 49
Brown Diamonds

Chapter 50
Yellow Diamonds

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Violet Diamonds

Chapter 52
Lapis Lazuli

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Spinel


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Red Spinel


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Cobalt Blue Spinel


 

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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