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The color treasury of gemstones

Author: Eduard J Gübelin; Michael Wolgensinger
Publisher: New York : Crowell, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduard J Gübelin; Michael Wolgensinger
ISBN: 0690009860 9780690009866
OCLC Number: 1365267
Notes: Translation of Edelsteine.
Description: 137 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: A song in praise of gemstones --
Flowers of the mineral kingdom --
Beauty: the soul of gemstones --
The beauty of colored gems --
The cause of colors --
The beauty of phenomenal stones --
The beauty of ornamental stones --
Ennobling rarity --
Durability: the third main attribute of gemstones --
Diamond: king of precious stones --
The colorful corundum family --
Ruby: noblest of the corundums --
Sapphire: lord keeper of the seals in the gem kingdom --
Beryl: palette of pastel colors --
Emerald: symbol of verdant spring --
Chrysoberyl: The three dissimilar brothers --
Garnet and its paladins --
Moonstone: child of the dawning day --
Opal: the patchwork harlequin --
Peridot: stone of the heavens --
Quartz: jack of all trades --
Spinel: herald of the princely corundums --
Topaz: captive gold of the sun --
Tourmaline: the crystallized kaleidoscope --
Zircon: the enigmatic gemstone --
The collector's viewpoint --
Agate: master of patterns --
Jade: jewel of heaven --
Labradorite and spectrolite: vibrant rainbows --
Lapis lazuli: a starlit sky --
Malachite: greens galore! --
Rhodochrosite and rhodonite: Inca rose and peach blossom --
Turquoise: noontide sky --
Agate carving and engraving: the glyptic arts --
Appreciation of gemstones --
Glossary of technical terms.
Other Titles: Edelsteine.
Responsibility: text by Eduard Gübelin ; photos. by Michael Wolgensinger and Eduard Gübelin.

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