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Gemstones: A Thai Love Story

Gemstones: A Thai Love Story
Author: Nora A. Phayackaporn & W. Jirayoot
New Pb160 pp.
Subjects: Thailand, Gemstones
Condition: Good
Publisher: BlueToffee
Published: 2006
Gemstones: A Thai Love Story presents an essential reference guide to the world of Thai gems, for every level of interest. In four beautifully illustrated sections, the book furnishes buyers with all they need to know about buying gems in Thailand, in an easy-to-read format, set in a context of Thai history and culture. The buyer's guide is designed to cut through the complex process of gem identification and authentication. Each gem is described precisely, highlighting its distinguishing characteristics and variations, as well as its man-made imitators.


The guide also acquaints readers with the history and origin of each gem and provides useful tips on how to make a good purchase, and look after the gem subsequent to purchase. An introduction to the Thai gem manufacturing process and key markets gives the layman some insight into the gem industry in Thailand, and the intricacies of gem trading, equipping the reader with the knowledge he requires when he visits one of the most exciting gem markets of the world. Finally, a concise glossary gives understanding of the technical terms used within the book.

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  • Product Code: 9789810559380 – Gemstones: A Thai Love Story
  • Availability: In Stock
  • RM35.00

Tags: Bluetoffee, Nora A. Phayackaporn, Thailand, W. Jirayoot