Gem identification made easy a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins

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Published by GemStone Press in Woodstock, Vt .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Precious stones -- Identification.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementAntoinette L. Matlins & A.C. Bonanno.
ContributionsBonanno, Antonio C.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE392 .M33 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 322 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3684131M
ISBN 100943763169
LC Control Number2003044876

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