Category: Book Review

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…

The Queen’s Diamonds

This incredible book is a masterpiece and as a publisher myself, I will say, a wonder at how it was designed, created, printed, and sold for this price. This book measures 12” x 10” (31.5cm…

Practical Gemmology

Robert Webster's Practical Gemmology was first published in 1943. It was regarded as one of the primary readings in gemological education in the UK. The 6th and the last edition, was published in 1976. Naturally…

Book Review: Diamond Math, Second Edition

Reviewed by Richard B. Drucker, GG (GIA) Octahedral Crystal. Another section covers how to estimate the weight of drill holes. Should you ever encounter a drilled diamond bead that is strung, you can estimate the weight…