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Introducing…

 

From Peacock to Pigeon's Blood: An Introduction to Ruby & Sapphire Color Types

by Lotus Gemology

A brief introduction to the ruby & sapphire color types used at Lotus Gemology.

This booklet makes a great reference to keep at the office or retail store, and is a fabulous gift for clients!

 

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Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide

Introducing…

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide

by Richard W. Hughes
with Wimon Manorotkul and E. Billie Hughes

This massive volume is the most comprehensive book ever written on a single precious stone. Designed as a companion volume to Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide, it is aimed specifically at working gemologists, appraisers and students. Based on Richard W. Hughes' 1997 classic, Ruby & Sapphire, this edition is fully updated. The product of nearly 40 years of firsthand experience and research, it covers every aspect of the subject from A–Z. History, sources, prices, quality analysis, synthetics and treatments, everything is here. Ruby & Sapphire—A Gemologist’s Guide represents the definitive reference on the subject. With over 1000 photos, maps and illustrations and 3500 references, it is nothing less than a tour-de-force of gemological scholarship.

 

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Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Gallery

Gallery

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Gallery

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Gallery

 

Title Page

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Title Page

 

Contents

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Contents

 

Contents

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Contents

 

Introduction

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Introduction

 

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – History

1. History

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – History

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – History

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Chemistry & Crystallography

2. Chemistry & Crystallography

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Chemistry & Crystallography

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Chemistry & Crystallography

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Properties & Phenomena

3. Properties & Phenomena

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Properties & Phenomena

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Properties & Phenomena

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Color, Spectra & Luminescence

4. Color & Luminescence

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Color, Spectra & Luminescence

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Color, Spectra & Luminescence

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Inclusions

5. Inclusions

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Inclusions

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Inclusions

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Treatments

6. Treatments

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Treatments

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Treatments

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Synthetic Corundum

7. Synthetic Corundum

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Synthetic Corundum

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Synthetic Corundum

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Assembled Stones

8. Assembled Stones

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Assembled Stones

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Assembled Stones

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Methods of Fashioning

9. Methods of Fashioning

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Methods of Fashioning

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Methods of Fashioning

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Judging Quality

10. Judging Quality

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Judging Quality

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Judging Quality

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Geology

11. Geology

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Geology

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Geology

 

 

12. World Sources

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources

 

 

Afghanistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Afghanistan

Australia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Australia

China

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: China

Colombia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Colombia

France & Greenland

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: France & Greenland

India

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: India

Kenya

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Kenya

Laos

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Laos

Madagascar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Madagascar

Malawi

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Malawi

Mozambique

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Mozambique

Myanmar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Myanmar

Nepal & Nigeria

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Nepal & Nigeria

Pakistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Pakistan

Rwanda

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Rwanda

Sri Lanka

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Tajikistan

Tanzania

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Tanzania

Thailand/Cambodia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Thailand/Cambodia

USA

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: USA

Vietnam

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – World Sources: Vietnam

 

Appendix A: Tagore's Mani-Mala

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Appendix A: Tagore's Mani-Mala

 
 

Appendix B: Prices & ID Flow Charts

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Appendix B: Prices & ID Flow Charts

 
 

Index

Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide – Index

 

 

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Errata

A few comments from reviewers…

Voilà un livre de poids, 735 pages et plus de 4 kg qui enrichira vos connaissances historiques comme scientifiques et gemmologiques. L' auteur, bien connu des gemmologues, nous offre un nouveau voyage dans l' univers des corindons. C' est un livre à regarder, approcher, toucher, feuilleter, découvrir enen l' ouvrant avec à la fois impatience et retenue, pour finalement s' y abandonner. C' est une leçon de vie, un livre-compagnon à déguster sans modération.

Association Française de Gemmologie

 
 
 

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Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide

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Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector’s Guide

by Richard W. Hughes
with photographs by Wimon Manorotkul and E. Billie Hughes

This impressive coffee-table style volume takes readers into the secret world of ruby and sapphire, through the pen and lens of international expert, Richard Hughes. The author guides readers with the steady eye of a connoisseur, explaining what collectors should look for in ruby and sapphire. Many pictured pieces feature actual auction prices, aiding collectors in their buying decisions. Illustrated with more than 400 magnificent color photographs, for anyone with an interest in precious stones, this is a visual and intellectual feast of the most delicious order.

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Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Contents

Content

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Résumé

1. Résumé

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Résumé

History

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Source

2. Source

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Source

Geology

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Valley of Serpents

Valley of Serpents

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Valley of Serpents

Afghanistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Australia

Australia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – India

India

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Kenya

Kenya

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Malawi

Laos

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Madagascar

Madagascar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Malawi

Malawi

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Mozambique

Mozambique

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Myanmar

Myanmar

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Nepal

Nepal

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Nepal

Pakistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Rwanda

Rwanda

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Tanzania

Tanzania

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Thailand & Cambodia

Thailand & Cambodia

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Montana

USA–Montana

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Vietnam

Vietnam

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

3. Connoisseur

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Cutting

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

From Pigeon's Blood to Peacock's Neck

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Ruby & Sapphire Prices

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

Does Size Matter?

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Connoisseur

The Tao of Jewelry

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

4. Forensic

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Inner Space

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Enhancements

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Connoisseurship of Crystals

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

5. Heart

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

Gem Cutting in Thailand

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Forensic

The Thai Jeweler's Art

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

6. Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Library

Library

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Portfolio

7. Portfolio

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Portfolio

Portfolio

 

Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide – Index

Index

 

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