The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

John MASTIN (1865 - 1932)

This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the basic properties never change. The first part of the book concentrates on physical properties of most common gems, then outlines the cutting process and ends with several chapters on each of the gemstone families. A useful little book if you are interested in gems. - Summary by Kevin Green

Genre(s): Chemistry, Earth Sciences

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Kevin Green
00:01:23
Play 01 Chapter 1: Introductory Kevin Green
00:08:25
Play 02 Chapter 2: The Origin of Precious Stones Kevin Green
00:10:08
Play 03 Chapter 3: Physical Properties. A - Crystalline Structure Kevin Green
00:09:11
Play 04 Chapter 4: Physical Properties. B - Cleavage Kevin Green
00:11:06
Play 05 Chapter 5: Physical Properties. C - Light Kevin Green
00:09:37
Play 06 Chapter 6: Physical Properties. D - Colour Kevin Green
00:10:37
Play 07 Chapter 7: Physical Properties. E - Hardness Kevin Green
00:10:15
Play 08 Chapter 8: Physical Properties. F - Specific Gravity Kevin Green
00:13:24
Play 09 Chapter 9: Physical Properties. G - Heat Kevin Green
00:07:44
Play 10 Chapter 10: Physical Properties. H - Magnetic and Electric Influences Kevin Green
00:08:06
Play 11 Chapter 11: The Cutting of Precious Stones Kevin Green
00:12:21
Play 12 Chapter 12: Imitations, and some of the Tests, of Precious Stones Kevin Green
00:21:04
Play 13 Chapter 13: Various Precious Stones Kevin Green
00:13:01
Play 14 Chapter 14: Various Precious Stones, continued Kevin Green
00:16:39
Play 15 Chapter 15: Various Precious Stones, continued Kevin Green
00:15:08