Colored Gemstones
The first edition of this book was published in 2016. The book is completely sold out. In 2017 and 2018, the second and third reissues were published.
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The first edition of this book was completely sold out in 2016, within two months after the release. Since then, the book has been reprinted two more times under other covers.

Well illustrated coffee table book about the precious gemstones. There are 44 gems fully described in this book. The total quantity of proffesional photos inside this book is about one thousand. About seven hundreed of them are exclusive, made by famouse Russian gemstone photographer A. Zhiltsov.
This book is about jemstones and jewelry. About history of jems and their mystical properties. About the prices and methods of evaluation.
Anyone who starts reading this book will definitely find something interesting in it.How birth stones appeared and why sapphire from the Bible and modern sapphire are completely different gems, all these questions will be answered in this book.
Can you cheat in a jewelry store and how to avoid such cheating. The book tells about this too.

The purpose of this book is to help the readers on their own to evaluate the colored gems (gems) and to avoid the confusing similarity at buying a piece of gem jewelry.
This book could give you the whole gems history, prices and methods of evaluation of the gems. There are 44 colored precious gems described in this book.

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The author was born in 1974. He graduated from the MPEI (Russia) with Master degree in Industrial Electronics. Since 1999, a certified specialist in Information Technologies and IT management (Microsoft, ITIL, etc.). In 2009, he graduated from Kingston University (UK) with Master of Business Administration degree. In 2013 he got A.J.P. GIA, and in 2014 G.G. GIA. Alumni of Rapaport Academy. The author of five Russian books about gemstones. Journalist, author of more than 80 articles on the subject of gemstone expertise and Information Technologies, a member of the Union of Journalists.
Currently engaged in advising corporate and private clients on a wide range of issues, including in areas related to precious stones and information technology.

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Table of Contents

For whom is meant this book
Introduction
Colored gems: past and present
Magical and healing properties of colored gems
Astrological properties of gems
Systems of gems evaluation
International gems evaluation system“4C” GIA
Evaluation of color
Evaluation of clarity
Evaluation of gemstones cutting quality
Evaluation of colored gems weight
Expert appraisal and certification of colored gems
Varieties of colored gems
Aquamarine
Alexandrite
Amethyst
Ametrine
Green beryl
Turquoise
Heliodor
Garnet
Demantoid
Emerald
Iolite
Kunzite
Moonstone
Lapis Lazuli
Morganite
Synthetical moissanite
Opal
Peridot
Rhodolite
Ruby
Sapphire
Sunstone
Spessartine
Zultanite (Diaspore)
Tanzanite
Topaz
Tourmaline
Chrysoberyl
Tsavorite
Cymophane (Cat’s - eye)
Citrine
Zircone (Hyacinth)
Spinel
Rare and collectible gems
Apatite
Andalusite
Benitoite
Jeremejevite
Cyanite 185
Red beryl
Moldavite
Sphalerite
Sphene
Fluorite
Bibliography

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