Handbook of Gemmology
Windows Download

Handbook of Gemmology 2015 Windows Download

This download uses ‘Flipping Book’ technology that allows the pages to appear the way they would in a traditional printed publication. Since there is no need for the pages to re-flow, the images and text remain fixed. This gives the e-book the look and feel of a printed book but with the added convenience of a search engine, post-it notes, bookmarks, highlighting, hyperlinks, zoom in/zoom out capabilities, and thumbnail images. To view this file format (.exe) on your Windows PC, you will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, which is available as a free download from Adobe.

The new edition now consists of 1056 pages and includes updated information on magnetism, gemstone inclusions, physical and optical properties, opal mining, and a brand new section entitled GEMFACTS that consists of 167 new pages covering the fifteen most common gem species and varieties including comprehensive information on physical and optical properties, geology, localities, chemical composition, cause of colour, absorption spectra, pleochroism, common inclusions, mining, cutting, gem identification, methods of synthesis, treatments and enhancements, and how to care for them. Photographically speaking, there are now over 1000 photographs, diagrams and illustrations featuring the photography of Tino along with new photographic contributions from renowned mineral and gem photographer Jeff Scovil, stunning inclusion photography from Danny J. Sanchez and Robert Smith who painstakingly photographs opals under different lighting conditions to produce the most unique and wonderful videos.

Price: $ 39.95 USD