Philip's Guide to Gems

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540083893

Category: Crystals

Page: 224

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An important feature of the book is a comprehensive visual identification key. This makes it easy for the reader to recognize the type of a stone, and so move on to the correct section of the book for a detailed identification. The main part of the book examines each major group of gems from every part of the world, with each group divided into clearly structured units. The first section deals with precious gems in their many forms, with illustrations of priceless jewellery. The second and longer section concentrates on the semiprecious and novelty stones, the agates and the crystals used aby many professional and amateur jewellers and purchased by the majority of collectors and jewellery enthusiasts.
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The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones

Author: Margaret Ann Lembo

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738732524

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 1720

Improve your life on all levels—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually—with this essential reference guide to 160 easily-procured crystals, minerals, and stones. Packed with practical knowledge and 190 beautiful full-color photos, this easy-to-use handbook will teach you all about the gemstone world. Each page provides you with concise information: stone name and properties, color, corresponding chakra, planet, element, zodiac sign, numerological association, and mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual uses. Margaret Ann Lembo's metaphysical crystal directory will also give you Mohs scale ratings, divinatory meanings, and a series of positive affirmations for each stone. Learn how to charge, cleanse, and use gemstones in healing grids, plus how to use them as oracles for personal development and spiritual awakening. Praise: "When energetically used with the understandings and tips provided in this A–Z essential guide, all good things are possible. Your 'everything' go-to for crystals!" —Cyndi Dale, bestselling author of The Complete Book of Chakra Healing and Beyond Soul Mates "A must-have guide for anyone who even enjoys picking up rocks. Her straight-from-the-hip approach is matched by her passion, love and knowledge of each and every geode, multifaceted crystal, and everything in between." —Joan Ranquet, author of Communication with All Life
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Firefly Guide to Gems

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 3922

A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.
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Philip's Gems of the World

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540090259

Category: Precious stones

Page: 256

View: 8726

The first section - 'The World of Gems' - contains information on gem formation, mining, crystal structure, and both the optical and physical properties of gemstones. Other useful topics include the diamond industry, fashioning and cutting, imitation and synthetic stones, and gem enhancement, as well as information on buying gemstsones and diamonds, the history of gems, famous diamonds, and how to care for gems. A colour key is included to help identification, organized by broad colour ranges (yellow to brown, red to pink, blue to violet, green, colourless, white, black and iridescent).The second section - 'Gems of the World' - provides an in-depth description of each gem. Organized by chemical composition and grouped in a logical classification scheme, each gem has its own full-page or double-page entry. As well as the raw crystal, other photos and artworks show the preferred cuts and beautiful examples of jewellery made from the gem.The explanatory text provides information about the conditions under which the gem is formed, where it is mined and its physical properties. It also details the history and folklore attached to each gem, its significance as a jewel, key features to look for, and where the finest examples are found. Each entry is accompanied by a ready-reference fact box featuring key information about the gem, including its refractive index, relative density and hardness rating.A series of maps identify the most important gem locations in the world.Philip's Gems of the World will appeal both to students of gemmology and to the thousands of buyers, dealers and collectors who need an accessible yet comprehensive guide to the world's gemstones.
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Gem Water

How to Prepare and Use Over 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments

Author: Joachim Goebel,Michael Gienger

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1844094405

Category: Medical

Page: 96

View: 9464

Adding crystals to water is both visually appealing and healthy. This book tells you ways to prepare gem water and provides information on which crystals to use, and which not, to prepare as gem water. It features more than 100 crystals and 34 special mixtures with their effects as gem water remedies.
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Healing Crystals and Gemstones

From Amethyst to Zircon

Author: Flora Peschek-Bohmer,Gisela Schreiber

Publisher: Konecky Konecky

ISBN: 9781568524429

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 6311

An illustrated encyclopedic explanation of the therapeutic uses of crystals and gems.
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Firefly Guide to Gems

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978146

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 4129

A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.
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Heroic Quest

An Optimist's Guide to Life

Author: Philip D. Groom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744319958


Page: 160

View: 6071

The Heroic Quest Philosophy: Today is the most important day of your life. Challenges & tests are unavoidable. Happiness requires daily effort.Written in a witty, conversational style, 'Heroic Quest: A Simple Guide to Happiness' provides a guide to achieving lasting and authentic happiness. It's a humorous collection of tools, tips, facts and 365 quotes, delivering practical advice on becoming the hero of your own life and living happily right now. I challenge anyone to read 'Heroic Quest' and not feel better for it. As the comedian Rich Hall says, “Read this book and reward yourself.” Everything you need to get motivated and happy, all in one place. Easy to understand, easy to use and easy to read. Results guaranteed!

Gems and Gemstones

Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World

Author: Lance Grande,Allison Augustyn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226305112

Category: Nature

Page: 369

View: 9510

"Gems and Gemstones" features nearly 300 color images of cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry to be unveiled in the new Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum in Chicago.
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Cosmic Challenge

The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs

Author: Philip S. Harrington

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113949368X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7587

Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and quasars. Each target object is accompanied by a rating indicating how difficult the object is to find, an in-depth visual description, an illustration showing how the object realistically looks, and a detailed finder chart to help you find each challenge quickly and effectively. The guide introduces objects often overlooked in other observing guides and features targets visible in a variety of conditions, from the inner city to the dark countryside. Challenges are provided for the naked eye, through binoculars and the largest backyard telescopes.
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Math Around the World

Teacher's Guide

Author: Philip Gonsalves,Linda Lipner,Jacqueline Barber

Publisher: Gems

ISBN: 9780924886430

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 9411

Math Around the World outlines eight math games and challenges from around the world. These games are enormously popular among students; complete presentation instructions outlined in the guide strengthen the mathematical concepts. Games included are NIM, Kalah, Tower of Hanoi, Shongo Networks, Magic Squares, Game Sticks, Games of Alignment, and Hex.
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The Rough Guide to Canada

Author: Christian Williams,Phil Lee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1848367848

Category: Travel

Page: 1136

View: 5722

From lush wilderness to urban adventure The Rough Guide to Canada is your definitive guide to this diverse country. The latest section introduces the best Canada has to offer, from cosmopolitan Toronto to the thundering Niagra and the country’s spectacular natural wonders. This revised 6th edition contains insider tips and new sections on national parks, art and architecture. The guide includes plenty of practical information on Canada’s amazing array of outdoor pursuits including sailing and fishing in the Maritime Provinces and snowboarding and skiing in Banff. There are comprehensive reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay to suit all tastes and budgets. This guide also takes a detailed look at Canada’s extraordinary history, wildlife and aboriginal peoples, and comes complete with new maps and plans for every area. The Rough Guide to Canada is like having a local friend plan your trip!
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Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 3341

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
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Crystals for Beginners

A Guide to Collecting & Using Stones & Crystals

Author: Corrine Kenner

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738716960

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

View: 2797

Crystals for Beginners makes it easy to learn about crystals and how to use their positive energy in a variety of practical ways. This friendly introductory guide explores crystal magic, folklore, and wisdom. It features an alphabetical guide to crystals, along with advice on collecting, cleansing, and charging them. Handy reference charts help you quickly find information on birthstones, zodiac stones, precious metals, and more. You can empower, clarify, and illuminate your life with the help of these beautiful gems. Balance body, mind, and spirit Calm and center emotions Tap into inner wisdom Amplify and focus energy Experience richer dreams Develop intuition and creativity
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Leading with Lean

An Experience-Based Guide to Leading a Lean Transformation

Author: Philip Holt

Publisher: Vakmedianet

ISBN: 9789462761742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 6535

Philip Holt, Head of Operational Excellence, Accounting Operations at Philips, explains exactly what his model of Lean Leadership is, how we can learn to apply it and how you can convince the workplace never to settle for anything less than excellence. We also learn how to redefine our leadership style and how to identify and eliminate wasteful activities within the company. This way you can recognize, realize and retain the ideal state. In Leading with Lean, Philip Holt shows us the best ways to arrange a high-performance organization, and gives us simple tools and insights for each leader to aspire to greatness, for themselves and for their teams. "Philip has written a clear and practical guide for Lean champions and existing Lean leaders, which provides an end-to-end guide on designing and sustaining a Lean transformation. If you are looking to build a culture of continuous improvement, whether at one or a multi-site level, this provides some real gems of practical 'know why' and 'know how' for Lean leaders everywhere." - Jon Tudor, president of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence UK
Posted in Business & Economics

A Guide to Spain

Author: H. O'shea

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 4575

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Jake and The Jungle Gems

Author: Phil Roiz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692842355

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 156

View: 9397

An ancient technology discovered that could change the world, has fallen into sinister hands. Jake's adventure has thrills, danger, suspense, action, humor, magic, a shapeshifter, time travel, and a greedy conspiracy. Will Jake and his friends save the world from takeover and free the people who vanish? This is the first episode of the "Mr. Weeley's Boat" series. More Detail: The story begins after a long move to a new house in the summer on a lake. Jake meets friends to hang out and chill with, and a particular unlikely "alien" friend. Very quickly Jake begins to collide with an incredible fantasy journey in a time travel vortex, with thrilling excitement, epic destiny, and a hint of romance. He must face danger and the unknown with responsibility and leadership to hack a potentially disastrous situation. The Jungle contains the mystery. As the teens fly into an unknown place of peril and fear, seemingly supernatural or paranormal things are seen. Using "Scepters" and "magic" in their rescue operation with this strange extraterrestrial technology, (no relation to traditional occult witchcraft) can they stop the conspiracy and save the world from dystopian disaster, and the "abductions"?
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Gems of the World

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780228100072


Page: 256

View: 4274

-Lavishly illustrated, Gems of the World is intended for anyone who has ever been fascinated by crystals, jewelry, and gems, from general readers to seasoned professionals. It is a fine addition to general collections.- --Booklist, on the previous edition Gems of the World is a practical and comprehensive guide to the identification and properties of precious and semiprecious gems, novelty stones, agates and crystals. This edition has been revised and thoroughly updated. Changes and new features include updated maps of recently established diamond bourses and geographical country changes, plus new gem varieties and localities where they are found, new techniques for producing synthetic gemstones and simulants, and much more. There is comprehensive information on gems: gem formation mining the diamond industry conflict diamonds ethical sourcing crystal structure (diagrams and cuts) optical and physical properties fashioning and cutting (properties and uses) gemstone cuts for diamonds buying a diamond buying colored gemstones imitation and synthetic gemstones gemstone enhancement history of gems famous diamonds caring for gemstones and jewelry a color key of 139 gemstones. The text describes the world's diamond cutting and trading centers, the -diamond pipeline- that flows from mine to retail, and information on the gemstone industry, ethical mining, conflict diamonds and the emergence of new diamond centers. The description directory of gemstones is organized by their chemical composition. The 139 profiles describe each gem's geology, chemistry, properties (such as color, refractive index, and luster), cultural use in history and its value in jewelry. Photographs show the gem as a raw crystal, in common cuts, polished for use, and in some cases, also in a piece of jewelry. Gems of the World is an ideal reference for gemologists, collectors and general readers.
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