Category: Book Review

The Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising

The Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising Fourth Edition 285 pp., soft cover ISBN: 978-1-5136-3660-3 ©2018 by American Gem Society $99.99 available through Altobelli Jewelers www.altobelli.com On the American Gem Society website, the opening sentences describing this book says it all. “First published…

Dreher Carvings

(Five Generations of) Gemstone Animals from Idar-Oberstein 240 pp., 22 x 29 cm, 200 color Illustrations. Hardcover with dust jacket. English. $85.00 ISBN: 978-3-89790-507-8 ©2017 Arnoldsche Art Publishers   During a recent visit to Carlsbad, California for the Sinkansas Symposium, I had the…

Tanzanite – Born from Lightning

Born From LightningDidier Brodbeck & Hayley A. Henning Hardcover, 195 pages Dazzling Books, 2016 ISBN: 978-2-940506-11-8 $79.95 Some books are rich in text, others are rich in beauty. When you pick up this book and flip to just about any…

Secrets of the Gem Trade

Richard W. Wise, GG Hardcover, 385 pages 2nd Edition Brunswick House Press, 2016 ISBN: 9780972822329 $99.95 Most gem professionals are familiar with the first edition of this large volume by Richard Wise. It has been sold…

Ruby & Sapphire A Gemologist’s Guide

By Richard W. Hughes with Wimon Manorotkul & E. Billie Hughes RWH Publishing/Lotus Publishing 1st edition, 1st printing. Printed in Thailand. ISBN 978-0-9645097-1-9 707 pages Ruby & Sapphire A Gemologist’s Guide is the much-awaited work of famed gemologist…

Wonders within Gemstones II

Anthony de Goutière, GG Paperback, 72 pages, Friesen Press, 2014, www.friesenpress.com ISBN: 978-1-4602-3277-4 (Paperback) $18.99 US ISBN: 978-1-4602-3278-1 (eBook) $3.82 US This review for me is a sentimental tribute to the works of Tony de Goutière. Back in 1996, Gemworld published Wonders…

Book Review – Exotic Gems Volume 4

How to Identify, Evaluate & Select, Jade & Abalone Pearls Exotic Gems Volume 4 How to Identify, Evaluate & Select, Jade & Abalone Pearls Renée Newman, GG Paperback, 136 pages International Jewelry Publications, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-929975-50-4 $19.95 Renée…

Book Review – Gem Testing Techniques

Gem Testing Techniques By Alan Hodgkinson Published by Valerie Hodgkinson First printing limited edition 1,000 copies 552 full color pages £128 in the UK, higher elsewhere www.gemtestingtechniques.co.uk   On a Friday in early May, Alan Hodgkinson unveiled his much anticipated book Gem…