Category: Book Review

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…

Splendour & Science of Pearls

Edited by Dona Mary Dirlam and Robert Weldon A GIA Publication, 2013, 1st Edition, Hardcover, 149 pages, illus. $89.00 Available from GIA www.gia.edu Throughout human history few gem materials have been as coveted as the pearl…

The Handbook of Gemmology

I admittedly am not a fan of the digital book era (yes, I realize that even the GemGuide can now be purchased in digital format). When it comes to gemology books, I like to see…