How gems are formed
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
They're sparkly with varied hues. You might see them in a beautiful necklace, a breathtaking ring, or even in a computer. They're gems. Gems are some of Earth's most precious resources, and some of them are millions, or even billions, of years in the making. This detailed text, accompanied by colorful photographs, informs readers about the remarkable processes that take place under the surface of Earth to form different kinds of gems. They'll also learn how some gems are mined, while others are replicated in laboratories. Future lapidaries will also find out how they might find and polish gems for themselves.
ContentsBeautiful and valuable
Through fire and water
The toughest gem
A gemstone rainbow
Creating the colors
From the forest and the sea
From there to here
From Earth or laboratory?
Bringing out the shine
Pieces of the past.
|Series||From the Earth, how resources are made.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Geology -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York, New York :2017
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.