Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide: How to Identify, Evaluate & Select These Gems (Newman Gem & Jewelry)

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This guide helps buyers to evaluate these spectacular gems and it updates professionals on new treatments and sources of corundum and emerald. Using close-up photographs, the book shows how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, cut quality and brilliance. In addition, it helps you to understand lab reports and find appraisers and labs. You will also get tips on detecting imitations and synthetic stones. Let this guide provide the in-depth information you will need to be a smart buyer. Topics in this guide include: Quality evaluation; Gem treatments; Fakes and synthetics; Lab reports; Geographic sources; Appraisals; Gem cleaning & care; and, Savvy buying.

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The Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide helps buyers evaluate these spectacular gems and it updates professionals on new treatments and sources of`corundum and emerald. Using close-up photos, this book shows how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, cut quality and brilliance. In addition, it helps you understand lab reports and find appraisers and labs. You’ll also get tips on detecting imitations and synthetic stones. Let the Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide provide the in-depth information you’ll need to be a smart buyer.

About the Author:

Renée Newman GG is a respected gemologist and author of eight guides on gems and jewelry. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewelry professionals.

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