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Recommended Books on Gemology

Must reads if you’re serious about developing your knowledge of gemstones

  Recommended Books on Gemology

Anderson, Basil W. (1990) Gem Testing. Rev. by E. A. Jobbins. 10th ed., Butterworth, London.

Anderson, Basil W., and James Payne. (1998) The Spectroscope and Gemmology. GemStone Press, Woodstock, VT.

Bruton, Eric. Diamonds. 2nd ed. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Co., 1978. ISBN: 0801967899.

Campbell Pedersen, Maggie. (2010) Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin.  NAG Press,  London.

Davies, Gordon. Diamond. Bristol: A. Hilger, 1984. ISBN: 0852745125.

Field, J.E., ed. Properties of natural and synthetic diamond. London, New York: Academic Press, 1992. ISBN: 0122553527.

Gem Reference Guide (1993). Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA.

Gems & Gemology in Review: Colored Diamonds. (2006) Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA.

Gems & Gemology in Review: Synthetic Diamonds. (2005) Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA.

Gems & Gemology in Review: Treated Diamonds (2008) Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA.

Gems: Their Sources, Description and Identification. (2006) 6th ed. Ed. by Michael O’Donoghue. Butterworth-Heinemann, Boston.

The GIA Diamond Dictionary (1993) 3rd ed. Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA.

Gübelin, Eduard J. and John I. Koivula (2004) Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, [Volume 1]. 4th ed., Opinio Publishers, Basel.

Gübelin, Eduard J. and John I Koivula (2005) Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 2. Opinio Publishers, Basel.  

Gübelin, Eduard J. and John I Koivula (2005) Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 3. Opinio Publishers, Basel.

Hall, Cally (2000) Gemstones. Dorling Kindersley, London; New York.

Harlow, George.E., ed. The Nature of Diamonds. Cambridge, New York: Press Syndicate of the Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0521629357.

Hurlbut, Cornelius S. and Robert C. Kammerling (1991) Gemology. 2nd ed. John Wiley, New York.

Koivula, John I. The Microworld of Diamonds (2000) Gemworld International, Northbrook, IL.

Liddicoat, Richard T. Handbook of Gem Identification. (1989) 12th ed., rev., Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA .

Nassau, Kurt. Gems Made by Man. (1980) Chilton, Radnor, PA.

Nassau, Kurt. Gemstone Enhancement: History, Science and State of the Art. (1994) 2nd ed.  Butterworth-Heinemann, London.

O’Donoghue, Michael and Louise Joyner. (2003) Identification of gemstones. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.

Oldershaw, Cally. (2008) Gems of the world. Firefly Books, Buffalo, New York

Pagel-Theisen, Verena. (2003) Diamond Grading ABC: the Manual. 9th ed. Rubin & Son, Antwerp, Belgium.

Read, Peter G. (2005) Gemmology. 3rd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam; New York.

Roskin, Gary A. (1994) Photo Masters for Diamond Grading. Gemworld International, Northbrook, IL.

Schumann, Walter. (2009) Gemstones of the World. Newly rev. and expanded 4th ed. Sterling, New York.

Strack, Elisabeth. (2006) Pearls. Stuttgart, Rühle Diebener, Germany

Sunagawa, Ichiro. Crystals: Growth, Morphology and Perfection. Cambridge: Cambridge Universtiy Press, 2005. ISBN: 0521841895.

Watermeyer, Basil. Diamond Cutting: a Complete Guide to Diamond Processing. 6th ed. Johannesburg: Basil Watermeyer, 2006. ISBN: 062930756. 407 pages
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Winter, Colin H. A Students Guide to Spectroscopy. Leatherhead, Surrey: OPL Press, c2003. ISBN: 0-954-48530-0.

Zaitsev, A.M. Optical Properties of Diamond: a Data Handbook. Berlin, New York: Springer, 2001. ISBN: 354066582X.

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