Precious Stones – W. R. Cattelle (1903) (1st ed)

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Precious Stones – W. R. Cattelle (1903) (1st ed)

S$76.00

Title: Precious Stones: A Book of Reference for Jewellers

Author: W. R. Cattelle

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1903. First edition.

Condition: Ex-library book, with all library markings. Front hinge cracked but binding is tight. Full leather, marbled boards. Clean text, black and white illustrations of stones at the back of the book, 224pp excluding plates. App 9″ by 6″.

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From Preface:

The information herein is gathered and arranged for a book of ready reference for jewellers. The aim has been to avoid unnecessary detail, and to make facts useful to a dealer in precious stones conspicuous. Special attention has been given to stones unfamiliar to many jewellers, and for which there is growing demand in this country.

Contents include:

Precious Stones, General Description
Celebrated Stones
Superstitions about precious stones
Desirable qualities in precious stones
Prices of precious stones
Cutting
Weights
Artificial coloring of stone
Diamond (other chapters also on ruby, sapphire, emerald, etc)
Trade terms and their meaning
Descriptive terms explained
Hardness
Similar stones and how to distinguish them
and many more