Category: Book Review

Inside Out: GEM•ology Through Lotus-Colored Glasses

GEM•ology Through Lotus-Colored Glasses, Gemworld Book Review. nning! That was my reaction as I turned the pages of the latest collaboration from the Lotus GEM•ology team. Inside Out: Gemology Through Lotus-Colored Glasses is an important story told via the micro and macro photography of three of gemology’s greatest experts—if you’ll accept the premise that at the heart of gemology is something far more important than learning the physical properties of stones.

Hardness 10 Diamonds

Hardness 10 Diamonds3rd EditionHistory—Cutting—TradeEddy Vleeschdrager ISBN: 978-9-0902-9847-41362 pp., hard cover€110 Available to order through website:www.hardness10.bewww.idavid.be/books According to the website, this, the 3rd edition has grown from 300 pages in the 1st edition 20 years ago to now more…

Ruby ( The King of Gems)

Ruby (The King of Gems) Joanna Hardy Hardcover, 328 pages, color illustrated ISBN: 978-0-500-51941-7 ©2017 by Violette Limited and Gemfields PLC Published by Thames & Hudson It’s not common to start a book review with details of the external features of…

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…