"Colored Gemstones" Hardcover Book by Paul Deasy
Celebrate the beauty of gemstones with this brilliant book. Illustrated with over 200 lush full-color photographs, "Colored Gemstones" educates while it entertains. You'll learn the history and folklore of your favorite stones, and discover some new gemstones to add to your collection! Written by a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) accredited jewelry professional, the book is sure to find a permanent place on your coffee table.
Written to dazzle while it enlightens, the hardcover book starts with a "mini gemstone class," so you can gain the knowledge without paying the high costs of attending courses with an instructor. The book includes information on a variety of gemstones, arranged in alphabetical order by common name, so it's easy to find the stone you're interested in. Many gemstone books are arranged by species or group, requiring you to search through an index in order to find the stone. Using plain language, rather than industry jargon, author Paul Deasy shares a variety of information, including country of origin, folklore, legends, durability, care, and cleaning instructions.
Covers 69 gems. 207 pages. Measures 8.5"L x 0.75"W x 11"H.
About the Author:
Paul Deasy has been a show host in the TV shopping industry for over 18 years. During that time, he specialized in gemstone shows and traveled extensively. He has attended industry trade shows and filmed in exotic locations, including Tanzania, Australia, Italy, Arizona, and Nevada. Throughout the years, his audience has enjoyed the information Deasy provides and requested that he write a book on the subject of gemstones. The result is this easy-to-understand book, perfect for the ShopHQ gemstone lover, or anybody who wants to expand their knowledge or appreciation of colored gemstones.
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