|Author||: Maggie Campbell Pedersen|
|Publisher||: Robert Hale & Company|
|Total Pages||: 268|
|ISBN 10||: 0719803918|
|ISBN 13||: 9780719803918|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin is a unique source of information on this neglected topic of gemmology. Presented in full color, with more than 200 stunning photographs for ease of reference and identification, this book allows materials to be recognized by sight, avoiding the usual gemmological tests. A comprehensive list of materials is included and each is presented with details of its origin, availability, and conservation status. Organics occur in modern and antique jewelry, in decorative item,s and in some furniture, and this book draws all the information together to provide the first complete overview of the subject.