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Bibliography - The following is a compilation of sources for some of the information contained in the gemstone buying guides on this website. These sources are also recommended reading for additional information regarding Diamonds and colored gemstones.

Colored Gemstones - Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
  • Copeland, Lawrence L., "Diamonds, Notable and Unique," Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, 1974.
  • Desautels, Paul E., "The Gem Collection: Treasures in the Smithsonian," Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1979.
  • Dickinson, Joan Younger, "The book of diamonds: their history and romance from ancient India to modern times., Crown Publishers, New York, 1965.
  • Graf, Bernhard, "Gems : the world's greatest treasures and their stories," Prestel, Munich/London, 2001.
  • Kendall, Leo P., "Diamonds : famous and fatal : the history, mystery, and lore of the world's most precious gem," Barricade Books, Ft. Lee, New Jersey, 2001.
  • Liddicoat, Richard T, Jr., "Handbook of Gem Identification," Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, 1977.
  • Matlins, Antoinette Leonard, "Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying and selling," GemStone Press, Woodstock, Vt., 1997.
  • Matlins, Antoinette Leonard, "Diamonds-The Antoinette Matlins buying guide: how to select, buy, care for & enjoy Diamonds with confidence and knowledge," GemStone Press, Woodstock, Vt., 2001.
  • Miller, Anna M., "Standard Catalog of Gem Values," Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 1994.
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), "The National Gem Collection," Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1997.
  • Newman, Renée, "Gemstone buying guide : how to evaluate, identify, select and care for colored gems," International Jewelry Publications, Los Angeles, California, 2003.
  • O'Neil, Paul, "Gemstones (Planet Earth,)" Time-Life Books, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1983.
  • Pearl, Richard M., "1001 Questions Answered About the Mineral Kingdom," Dover Publications Inc., New York, 1995.
  • Proddow, Penny, "Diamonds: A Century of Spectacular Jewels," Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, New York, 1996.
  • Schumann, Walter, "Gemstones of the world," Sterling Pub. Co., New York, 1997.
  • Sinkankas, John, "Gem cutting : a lapidary's manual," Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, N.Y., 1984.
  • Sinkankas, John, "Van Nostrand's Standard Catalog of Gems," Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1968.
  • Webster, Robert, F.G.A., "The Gemmologists' Compendium, N.A.G. Press Ltd., London, 1975.
  • Webster, Robert, F.G.A., "Practical Gemmology," N.A.G. Press Ltd, London, 1973.
  • Zim, Herbert Spencer, "Rocks, Gems and Minerals; a guide to familiar minerals, gems, ores, and rocks," St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001.