Photoatlas, Volume 2 is available in both hard cover and soft cover formats. A special feature of this volume is its numerous color photomicrographs of each inclusion that accompany the volume. These color photographs are not of the actual gemstone but rather a reproductions of the photomicrographs created for the companion book with the same name. The color photographs of the photomicrographs are based on extensive research by Dr. Gbelin and Mr. Koivula. These photographs are printed on archival paper and are protected by the highest quality inks available. Size range of these color photographs in the hard cover format is 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 inches) and 25 x 45 cm (10 x 18 inches) in the soft cover.
In addition to the electronic edition, Photoatlas, Volume 2 has been converted into a pdf format for use on the Internet and provides high resolution images for use on the Internet and on mobile devices.
Photoatlas, Volume 2 is the first volume in the Photoatlas series to be available in an electronic format. The electronic edition of the volume is also available for mobile devices with the latest version of the Gbelin Apps . Please download the companion app for your device and click on the color photomicrographs to view the highest resolution images available on your mobile device.
Photoatlas, Volume 2 is available for purchase from the Gbelin Gemological Institute, Inc. . (For more details, click here.) For those that have already purchased the first volume in the Photoatlas series, the second volume is available for free. Orders can be placed by contacting Dr. Gbelin directly at email@example.com or Mr. Koivula at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include a mailing address as this is for shipping purposes only. If ordering from the United States, specify the appropriate California Sales Tax as applicable.
The Photoatlas series has been available for more than 20 years and has been adopted as an educational resource in many universities and gemological schools around the world. Students of gemology use the series to learn about the microstructural features of mineral crystals. Those who wish to perfect their skills in gem identification and gem valuation are encouraged to use the series as a reference. Those who wish to learn about gemstone treatment and the more general practices of laboratory gemology are invited to browse the text and use the photomicrographs in the series as a tool to supplement their studies.