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#1

I read Forum topics, and I am struck by the number of participants who apparently don’t have any basic reference materials. Surely a beginning book on gemstones would be useful. There are several available, along with charts and tables here in our library. One cannot make IDs from pictures, or by osmosis. As I told my children, and my grandchildren, when they were growing up: “You can learn just about anything from a book.”