Book Review Gems & Gemology, Spring 2007, Volume 43, No. 1

Spring 2007 G&G Book Reviews

By Elisabeth Strack, 678 pp., illus., publ. by Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany, 2006. C= 106.10 (US$115.00)
“Not Your Mama’s Beading: The Cool and Creative Way to String ‘Em Along”
By Kate Shoup Welsh, 224 pp., illus., publ. by Wiley Publishing [], Hoboken, NJ, 2006. US$14.99
“Special Exhibition Jadeite: Treasure of Orient”
By the National Science Museum [], 202 pp., illus., publ. by the Mainichi Newspapers Co., Tokyo, 2004 [in Japanese; no price information available]
“Hope Diamond: The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem”
By Richard Kurin, 388 pp., illus., publ. by Smithsonian Books [], Washington, DC, 2006. $24.95
“Precious Minerals (Gemology)”
By Ruslan I. Kostov, 453 pp., illus., publ. by PENSOFT [], Sofia, Bulgaria, 2003 [in Bulgarian; no price information available]
“Faceting History: Cutting Diamonds and Colored Stones”
By Glenn Klein, 242 pp., illus., publ. by the author [], Lake Forest, CA, 2005, US$21.99
“Symposium on Agate and Crypto- crystalline Quartz”
Daniel Kile, Thomas Michalski, and Peter Modreski, Eds., 144 pp., illus., publ. by Friends of Mineralogy (Colorado Chapter), Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, and U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, US$20.00
“The Art of Diamond Cutting, 2nd ed.”
By Sofus S. Michelsen and Basil Watermeyer, 147 pp., illus., publ. by Sofus S. Michelsen [sofus_sidney@], Port Angeles, WA, 2005, US$49.95
By Yury S. Kozlov, 143 pp., illus., publ. by Nauka Publishers [], Moscow, 2005, C= 33.00
Aphrodite’s Drop: The Power of Pearls”
A Faction Films production [], London, 75 min., 2005, available in DVD format, £30.00
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