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GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems a...


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Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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by Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1847-1917
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With 167 plates (32 in colours, 135 in monochrome). Extracted from the Journal of Indian Art, 1906-1909. "It is certainly the largest, most detailed, and lavishly illustrated monograph ever to appear on the subject. The jewelry of each province of India and Burma is carefully examined and described, with citations from works of early travelers and other authorities giving the native terms and synonomies for specific types of jewels, and, in some instances, for gemstones, jewelry-making...
Topic: Jewelry--India--History
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945.
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"Russia's Diamond Treasure is composed of the best portion of the State-Jewels and Regalia, formerly the property of the tsars."--Pt. 1, p. 12 "Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April [1922] ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...an​d A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13. "Experts especially appointed ... expert-​jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B....
Topics: Crown jewels--Russia--Catalogs, Gems--Russia--Catalogs
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by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
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Volume 1 of 2.  Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeiTsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom2 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041. ...
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
A significant and comprehensive work on the folklore and healing properties of gemstones.--description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit. "An encyclopedic, durable work [...] Apparently Kunz meant this work and its companion volume, Magic of Jewels and Charms [...] to be the ultimate compilations of everything worth knowing on the curious lore of gemstones, and in justice to his effort, it can be said that no works compare to them, even to this day."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Originally published: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., c1981. "...over 700 references to beryl are presented. In addition, Sinkankas includes an appendix of beryl nomenclature, listing over 500 names for beryl that he encountered during his research. [This book] is the ultimate reference on beryl and is a definite must for the library of anyone interested in gems."--Gems & Gemology, Winter 1981, p. 242. Appendix on derivation of names and terms. Includes bibliographical references...
Topics: Emeralds, Beryl
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by Kozminsky, Isidore
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39 specimens in color and 22 other illustrations. "An outstanding work, comparable to Kunz's Curious Lore or Magic in respect to authenticity & accuracy of information but not so large in size. Even so, it contains a wealth of material, some of it not to be found in the Kunz works mentioned and making it a desirable complement to them."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3552. Partial contents: Study of precious stones in early times -- The most ancient science -- The ephod of...
Topics: Precious stones, Gems, Charms
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliographyVol2
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 1 of 2. Part 2 available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi/page/n10 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Topic: Gems
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"The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of the several shellfish, salt- and fresh-water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme... [a] truly monumental work..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3690.
Topic: Pearls
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by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliography
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
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Adapted from the English translation of Philemon Holland, London, 1601.--p. v With reproduction of t.p. of the Adam Islip 1601 ed. of the Historie of the world. "Published posthumously from materials assembled and edited by Kay Swindler of the Gemological Institute staff but her services not mentioned."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 333. Partial contents: The author, Pliny the Elder.-- Authorities cited by Pliny -- Pliny as a mineralogist and gem expert -- Roman jewelry...
Topics: Gemology, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
"A rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1255.  "Psychological properties of minerals 223-65, same for gemstones 267-320, the last including topaz, amethyst, coral, rock crystal, emerald, diamond, ruby, turquoise, sapphire, red garnet and carbuncle. For each is given some curious lore, sometimes a little mineralogical information, and a discussion of the influence of these upon the wearer and also a synbolic [sic] line drawing, reminiscent of the kind alchemists...
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Topics: Occultism, Gems--Therapeutic use, Gems--Folklore
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"[I]t is undisputed that our knowledge of ancient gemology is solidly based on the last book, Book 37, in [Pliny's] treatise."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, p. 814. Partial contents: L. XXXIII. Naturae metallorum.--L. XXXIV. AEris metalla, & ferri, & plumbi, & stanni.--L. XXXVI. Naturae lapidum et luxuriae marmorum. XXXVII. Origo gemmarum.
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
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by Rosenthal, Léonard, 1870-1955
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[Deluxe ed.] First 12 plates preceded by transparent guard sheet with descriptive letterpress. Publication date and edition statement taken from Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5562. Partial contents: L'émeraude -- Le rubis -- Le saphir -- Les gemmes et leurs vertus -- Les pierres gravées -- La magie et les superstitions -- Le prix des gemmes. Un torrent de pierreries -- Le bijou. Splendid color plates of Léon Carré, dated 1922-23, inserted in the text at appropriate places... set of 12...
Topics: Gems, Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires, Glyptics, Folk-lore
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by Kunz, George Frederick, 1856-1932
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Bulletin of the New York Mineralogical Club ; v. 2, no. 3. Reprinted from: The American mineralogist, vol. 3, no. 6, June, 1918. Partial contents: The life and work of Haüy / George F. Kunz.-- An outline of the life of Haüy / George F. Black.-- René-Just Haüy and his influence / Herbert P. Whitlock.-- Haüy's Traité de Minéralogie / Louis P. Gratacap.-- Haüy's contribution to our knowledge of isomorphism / Edward H. Kraus.-- Haüy, the "father of crystallography​" / Frank D....
Topics: Haüy, René Just, 1743-1822, René Just, 1743-1822
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An introductory account of the origin & object of the treatises and of Cellini's position as a craftsman and author by C.R. Ashbee. Colophon: Here end The treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on metal work and sculpture, made into English from the Italian of the Marcian codex by C.R. Ashbee, and printed by him at the Guild's Press at Essex House, with the assistance of Lawrence Hodson who sought to keep living the traditions of good printing refounded by William Morris, the master craftsman, and...
Topics: Goldwork, Sculpture
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Volume 3 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe.--II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 2: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
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by John V. Farwell Company
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John V. Farwell Company, Chicago, Market and Monroe Streets, importers - manufacturers - converters - wholesalers, established 1852.
Topic: Jewelry--Catalogs
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Sixty-eight plates without text. Missing the following plates: 5, 7, 8, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56, 59, 61, 63, 65, 68. With the exception of plates 29, 30, and 32, all other missing plates have been replaced with photocopies. 2 tissue plates labeled Planche 1, Planche 2 included at end.
Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry--Design--Europe
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Introduction signed: Bower Marsh. "One hundred and fifty copies only of 'Memorial rings' have been printed at my private press."
Topic: Rings
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Volume 1 of 3.  An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-​Philippe.-​-​II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Volume 1 includes loose 4 page pamphlet advertising the three-volume set. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900.Ii.LeSecondEmpire...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
Written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal society meeting at Gresham College. "The first English translation of the first general treatise on glass-making"--bookseller's description. Translator's dedication to Robert Boyle signed: C.M. [i.e. Christopher Merret].
Topics: Glass-Early works to 1800, Glass manufacture--Early works to 1800, Precious stones, Artificial
Quaritch's general catalogue ; pt. 2. Books on gems included in physical and mathematical sciences section; also sections on mining and metallurgy, and occult sciences. See index for additional subject listings.
Topics: Natural history--Bibliography--Catalogs, Mines and mining--Bibliography--Catalogs, Precious...
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"A large and highly important treatise on gemstones, the first in a long series of editions, from the hand of the well-known and wealthy London jeweler."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6394. "Streeter [...] penned a work that won instant popularity, not only for its easy, readable content of almost impeccable accuracy, but also for its inclusions of interesting anecdotes from his personal experience and remarks of a practical nature on the business of buying and...
Topics: Precious stones--History, Gems--History
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Edited by Charles Austin Bates.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
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Partial contents: Old World roots of the American cut -- Mechanization, ingenuity, and Henry Dutton Morse -- More innovations and the emergence of optics -- Merchandising and the early years of the American cut -- Tolkowsky, Shipley, and GIA -- Putting it all together : appearance, proportions, and the American cut.
Topics: Morse, Henry D., 1826-1888, Shipley, Robert M. (Robert Morill), 1887-1978, Wade, Frank B.,...
Catalogue and hand-book of precious stones. Includes index. Cover and final pages of index missing. Partial contents: Sect. I. Gemstones, Oriental (or true) stones, pearls, corals, genuine reconstructed gems, scientific gems, 2 piece stones -- Sect. II. Semi-precious stones, jobbing stones (genuine and imitation,) specialties, special order work -- Sect. III. Cabochon cut stones.
Topics: Precious stones--Catalogs, Precious stones--Prices, Jewelry trade--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Collection of privately published papers on natural history. Partial contents: VIII. Versuch einer Mineralgeschich​te des Oberösterreisch​en Salzkammergutes / Ignatz von Born.--XI. Nachricht von ungarischen Opalen und Weltaugen / Hrn. Traugott Delius.--XV. Chymische Versuche mit dem sogenannten carrarischen, und dem sogenannten florentinischen figurirten Marmor zur Erläuterung der Mineralogie / Johan Zauschners.-​-​XVI. Schreiben über die Mineralgeschich​te von Oesterreich unter...
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Opals--Early works to 1800, Platinum--Early works to 1800,...
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B. & H. B. Kent, diamond merchants and jewelers. "Desirable gold and silver articles; watches and diamond jewelry"
Topics: Jewelry--Catalogs, Diamonds--Catalogs
This edition noted in Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4891. The most important poem, or hymn, for the gemologist is the Lithica, "where in 770 lines the virtues of some thirty gems are set forth with considerable allusion to magic...From the content, the form, the viewpoint and the style of this poem, it is most apparent the composer could only have lived...before the Emperor Constantine and not long after Emperor Valentine."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, v. 2, p. 775.
Topics: Precious stones--Poetry, Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Therapeutic...
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by Beauclair, Rene, 1897-
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Volume 1 of 2. Herausgegeben von Rene Beauclair ; im Verein mit Andre Petitjean, Jules Armbruster, Paul Lienard, Emile Jammes, Paul F. Follot. Each volume consists of 24 plates of sample designs. Volume 2:  https://archive​.org/details/Ne​ueIdeenFurModer​nenSchmuckVolum​e2
Topics: Jewelry--19th Century--Design, Jewelry--20th Century--Design
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Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
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Volume 1 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
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by K. K. Hofmineralien-Kabinet (Vienna, Austria). Bibliothek.
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Zweite vermehrte und umgeänderte Auflage / neu geordnet auf Grundlage der von weiland Custos Partsch verfassten ersten Auflage, von Albrecht Schrauf.
Topics: Mineralogy--Bibliography--Catalogs, Geology--Bibliography--Catalogs
"Describes and attempts to identify the figures and interpret meanings of the persons portrayed on these two record-size cameos...Both cameos are shown full size in the engravings."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3901. Latin text with sections in French and quotations and examples in Greek.
Topics: Gems, Classical--Early works to 1800, Cameos, Classical, Roman emperors--Portraits
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"This edition, printed on hand-made paper, consists of 150 copies, and is for private circulation only. This copy is no. 133." "The whole of the Plates in this book have been engraved by Hallett Hyatt, of 111 Oxford Street, London. All the photographs have been taken by him, and the whole of the hand-coloured facsimiles were painted under his surpevision. The book has been printed at the Chiswick Press. The Index has been prepared by Miss Lillian Mackie."--p. [vi] Partial...
Topics: Morgan, John Pierpont, 1837-1913, Gems, Jewelry, Art objects--Private collections
Volume 1 of 2. Tome 1:  Structure, nature et propriétés des minéraux Tome 2: Classification, description et histoire naturelle des minéraux. Encyclopédie portative, ou r ésum é universel des sciences, des lettres et des arts [...].
Topic: Mineralogy
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by Marbode, Bishop of Rennes, 1035?-1123
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"[B]riefly describes 60 gemstones...and gives for each their magical and medicinal virtues."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4168.
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Gems--Poetry, Lapidaries (Medieval literature), Medicine, magic, mystic,...
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"The giving of Rings at Funerals was a very early custom in New England and was brought here from Old England by our early settlers" --p. 12.
Topics: Rings--Inscriptions, Funeral rites and ceremonies--Customs and practices
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With 34 plates. Bibliographical foot-notes.
Topic: Jewelry--History
Black Letter (Fraktur) and Roman letters. "Quite rare."--lot 356 description, Pacific Book Auction Galleries (Sept. 1999). Auctore Martino Rulando.
Topic: Alchemy--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800
Topics: Clock and watch making--Equipment and supplies--Catalogs, Jewelry making--Equipment and...
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Volume 2 of 3. "The word "monumental" is justly applied to this work in respect not only to its size but also to its content; it is the most comprehensive monograph ever published on the engraved gems of antiquity."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2277. Contents: 1. Bd. 67 Tafeln in Heliogravure.--2. Bd. Beschreibung und Erklearung der Tafeln.--3. Bd. Geschichte der Steinschneidekunst im klassischen Altertum, mit 3 Tafeln.
Topics: Gems--History, Glyptics--History
"Greatly enlarged with additional engravings and bound-in plates, the latter in the large text section on hitherto unpublished antiquities."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1517.
Topics: Horus, Classical antiquities--Early works to 1800, Glyptics--Early works to 1800
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by Quénioux, Gaston
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830 gravures, 2 planches en couleurs.
Topics: Decorative arts--France, Decoration and ornament, Art--France
Volume 5 of 5. "This monumental work describes the minerals of France and its colonies, including Madagascar; numerous gemstones are included, especially from Madagascar, but more complete information is found in Lacroix's work on them minerals of Madagascar ... Among many topographical mineralogies that have been published this work stands without peer, being extremely thorough, neglecting no important aspect, and lavishly illustrated."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3736.
Topics: Mineralogy--France, Mineralogy--France--Colonies
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by Bratley, Geo. H. (George H.)
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"A most interesting work, much valued for its subject matter and the views of its author who states, in the preface, that 'much of the matter in Sections II. and III. is original, and the outcome of years of study and investigation.'​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinknakas, entry no. 900. "First section on historical charms, ie, jewelry, gems and coins, vases, goblets, weapons, stones, buildings, skulls, animals, and other curious objects supposed to possess inherent supernatural...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems--Religious aspects, Jewelry
32nd Annual Catalogue 1888
Topics: Jewelry--Catalogs, Jewelers--United States--19th century
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by Bishop, Heber Reginald, 1840-1902
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Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/BishopCollectionVol2 "Yü-shou" and "Illustrations of the modern manufacture of jade" have separate t.p's.; "Yü-shou" also has separate bibliography. Includes bibliographical references (v. 1) and index (v. 2). Contents: V. 1. Preface -- Pt. 1. General introduction -- Pt. 2. Jade in China -- Pt. 3. Jade as a mineral -- Pt. 4. Methods of working jade -- Pt. 5. Worked jade -- Bibliography -- Index. Contents: V....
Topics: Jade, Jade--China, Bishop Collection
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"One of the most important modern scientific monographs on the pearl."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The first part of 10 chs is general, taking up pearl in antiquity, pearl characteristics & chemical/physic​al properties, valuation, pearls in jewelry (particularly as worn by famous persons), distinguishing real & culture pearls, and pearl classification.​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The second part of 7 chs deals...
Topic: Pearls
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by Kandler, Richard O.
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"America's first exclusive engraving school, established in 1889 by its founder, Richard O. Kandler. This booklet published in 1908 to celebrate the 20th successful year covers its establishment, functions in teaching engraving, card plate and steel die work, jewelry design, salaries of engravers, advice to students, tuition costs and cost of engraving tools, prices of engraving, photos of students, photos of specimens of engraving by Kandler."-​-​www.abebooks.co​m
Topic: Engraving
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12th ed., entirely rev. and enl. "Containing hundreds of private receipts and formulas compiled from the best and most reliable sources. Complete directions for using all the latest tools, attachments and devices for watchmakers and jewelers."-​-​title page. Includes index. First edition published in 1893--preface.
Topic: Clock and watch making--Encyclopedias
Partial contents: Metallurgy of gold.--Prices, alloys, gold alloys, gold melting.-​-​Rolling and slitting gold.--The workshop and tools.-​-​Filigree wire-​drawing.-​-​Manufacture of personal ornaments.-​-​Finger rings.-​-​Mounting and setting.-​-​Mayoral chains and cvic insignia.-- Antique jewellery and its revival.-​-​Manufacture of gold chains.-​-​Precious stones.-​-​Cutting diamonds and other precious gems.-​-​Polishing and finishing.-​-​Chasing,...
Topics: Goldwork, Jewelry, Valuation, Assaying
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by Dufrène, Maurice, 1876-
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Portfolio consists of "20 photographic plates of Art Nouveau jewelry pieces or designs.."--lot description.
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--Pictorial works, Jewelry--History--20th century--Pictorial works,...
Volume 2 of 2:  Tome 1. Structure, nature et propriétés de minéraux   https://archive.org/details/PrecisDeMineralogieModerneT1 Tome 2. Classification, description et histoire naturelle des minéraux Encyclopédie portative, ou résumé universel des sciences, des lettres et des arts [...]
Topic: Mineralogy
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by J. Lynn & Co.
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Jewelry trade catalog.
Topics: Jewelers--Catalogs, Jewelers--19th century
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by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
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Part 2 of 2. Part I available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI/page/n22 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Winter's school of jewelry engraving.
Topics: Engraving (Metal-work), Jewelry making, Metal-work, Winter Engraving Company, Winter School of...
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by Enault, Louis, 1824-1900.
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"publié avec le concours pour la partie technique de M. Émile Vanderheym." "French Crown Jewels catalog published just before their sale in the same year and which were exhibited in the Salle Des Etats, Tuileries, Paris."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1895. "The preface [...] contains remarks on the stones of the High Priest's breastplate and on natal stones. The text is a popular description of the principal gemstones represented in the treasure as diamond, to...
Topics: Diamonds, Crown jewels--France
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by Davenport, Cyril, 1848-1941
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With a frontispiece in colour and forty-one other illustrations. 2d ed. Little books on art. Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-160)
Topic: Jewelry
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Lithiaka was original title. This is a later printing in which "Lithiaka" is dropped from title.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 410. Partial contents: Pt. 1. General history of gems: Introduction -- Precious stones among the ancients -- Precious stones among the Romans -- Gems among the Gauls, Goths, and Franks -- The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th centuries --The 16th century -- The 16th and 17th centuries -- The 18th century -- The 18th and 19th centuries. Partial contents: Pt. 2....
Topics: Precious stones, Gems
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by Kirchmann, Johann, 1575-1643
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"An extremely thorough, scholarly work on the finger-rings of antiquity, covering their significance, uses, types, metal rings, rings set with engraved gems, signet rings, talismanic & magical rings, official rings, etc."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3426.
Topic: Rings--Antiquities--Early works to 1800
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Volume 2 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe. --II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol. 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 3: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
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by Rapp, Frederic J. von
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Contents: Pearls / Frederic J. von Rapp (1913) -- Diamonds [1910s] -- Sapphires, emeralds, rubies / Frederic J. von Rapp (1914). Pearls: "Brief remarks on history, occurrences, fishing, properties, weights, values, forms, drilling, stringing, pearl collections and famous pearls."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5354. Sapphires, emeralds, rubies: "Historical notes, sources, some famous gems, curious lore, etc."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 5355.
Topics: Pearls, Diamonds
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by Caustier, Eugene, 1864-
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"A beautifully, lavishly illustrated work on the underground world in general but actually placing most emphasis on mineral resources and their recovery... On the whole it is a fair summary of the major facts, especially on the diamond...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1201.
Topics: Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Mines and mineral resources
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Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1: https://archive​.org/details/Ph​ysiskBeskrifnin​gOfverJordKlote​tForraBandet
Topic: Physical geography--Early works to 1800
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Books on Egypt and Chaldaea; 2. Includes bibliographical references.
Topics: Magic--Egypt, Egypt--Religion
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by Savard & Fils
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Jewelry trade catalog. Partial contents: Bagues.-​-​Chevalières.-​-​Dormeuses.-​-​Broches.-​-​Boutons.-​-​Bracelets.-​-​Chaines.-​-​Croix et chapelets.-​-​Èpingles de cravates.-​-​Mèdailles.-​-​Mèdaillons.-​-​Sautoirs.
Topics: Jewelry--20th century--France--Catalogs, Jewelers--France--Catalogs
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by Kelley, Jay George, 1838-1899
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Includes index.
Topic: Mineralogy--Juvenile literature
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Jewelry catalog by the company, Baird-North Co., Providence, R. I.
Topics: Baird-North Co.--Catalogs, Jewelers--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Jewelers--United States--Rhode...
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by Sachman, C.
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Handwritten work with hand drawn crystal diagrams and original watercolor paintings of various locations and minerals.
Topics: Mineralogy--1801-1900, Minerals
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by Encyclopedia Britannica
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Portion from vol. 11 of 18 volume set. Other title: Encyclopaedia Britannica or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature, Vol. XI. Partial contents: Microgrpahy -- Micrometer -- Of single microscopes -- Of double microscopes, commonly called compound microscopes -- Of solar microscopes -- The camera obscura, or lucernal, microscope -- Description of the parts of a microscopical appartus, common to most instruments.
Topics: Microscope and microscopy, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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by Matasek, Ray J.
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Partial contents: Photo engraving -- Crayon drawing -- Pen and ink drawing -- Stipple work -- Silver print drawings.
Topics: Drawing--Technique, Etching, Metals--Etching
Mit 122 lithographierten Tafeln. 2. durchfesehene & ergänzte aufl.
Topics: Alchemy, Astrology