Printed in Sri Lanka. Size: A5. Pages: 175 with 55 colour photographs. Printed in glossy art paper with a cover jacket. Cover picture: map of Sri Lanka overlain with cut and polished coloured sapphires. The centre of the cover shows a rough blue sapphire known as 'pride of Sri Lanka' weighing around 850 carats and valued at about half a million pounds sterling. Ten chapters on gem mining, gem varieties, gem cutting and polishing, the gem trade, diamonds and the diamond industry, the jewellery industry, the geuda industry, astrology and gemstones etc.
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Description du livre D.H. Ariyaratna, 1993. Paperback. État : New. 5th or later Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Written by a consulatant gemologist, this book is nicely illustrated in colour. Contains a chapter on Astrology and Gemstones. Fifth Revised Edition. D.H. Ariyaratna 1993. illus xiv + 110pp pb new. N° de réf. du libraire 008840