This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "The Optical Properties of Gemstones and Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "A Guide to Birthstones" contains information on their structure, properties and much more. Intended to illustrate the main varieties of birthstones it is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.