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Looking for gemstone info


#1

Hi Gang,

I’m looking for references for gemstone in two
specific areas: gemstone lore (superstitions, magical
properties, etc.) and special handling instructions for specific
gemstones (i.e., no ultrasonic, keep away from heat, very
fragile, etc.).

I know I’ve come across this over the years, here
and there. Does anyone know where I might find a treasure trove
of this before I go blindly digging in my library?

Thanks for any ideas!

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#2

try gia book store or call gia for info.


#3

Dave

In the Rio catalog is a table describing gem care that has some
of the info you seek. (page 158)

Bob B


#4

These web sites have gemstone care

http://www.ags.org/info/jwlinfo.html
http://www.theimage.com/gemstone/ <–good info source


#5

Lots of good books,but for some interesting feedback on the
Mystical and Healing aspects subscribe to the E-mail list
crystals@angus.mystery.com and also the newsgroup
Alt.folklore.gemstones

                                         ML

     LICCINI

Gemstone Rough Dealers since 1970 U.S.MAIL
E-Mail: @Mark_Liccini1 107 C.Columbus Dr.#1A
http://www.LICCINI.com Jersey City,N.J.07302
Voice Mail/Fax: 201-333-6332


#6

I’m looking for references for gemstone in two
specific areas: gemstone lore (superstitions, magical
properties, etc.) and special handling instructions for specific
gemstones (i.e., no ultrasonic, keep away from heat, very
fragile, etc.).

We do a series of weekly 3 minute gemstone ads on the radio here
is a list of the books and websites that I have pulled
from. I am sure there are many more so any info any
one has is greatly appreciated…

www.seemall.com
minerals.galleries.com

All of these books are available through the GIA book store;

Ancient Legends of Gems and Jewels - Author , Jangel
The mystical Lore of Precious Stones - Author, Kuntz
Origin of Birthstones - Author , Ghosn
Gemstones, Beauty, Lore and Fasination - Author , Babinski

Jewelers Resource by Bruce G. Knuth (Purchased From Gesswein)

And the best one for bench knowedge is “The Guide to Colored
gems” by R. Lary Kuehn. I got this one while attending Paris
Junior College in Paris TX in 1981, the book gives a phone # of
214-748-5940 , p.o. Box 12252 Dallas TX 75225 good luck on that
one.

The best comes from years of experience. I have made
many notes in my book over the years and by doing that you can
compile your own personal data base of info…

Ray