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Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Fine Gems and Jewelry

Marcum, David

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ISBN 10: 0870946870 / ISBN 13: 9780870946875
Published by Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 1986, 1st ed., 1986
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213 p. This book is intended to give jewelry buyers practical buying tips; expose treatments used on gemstones and common tricks jewelers use to cheat the public; suggest questions for buyers to ask; and provide a list of references on pricing gemstones. Includes a section on care of gemstones; glossary; index. Signed with inscription; cloth cover and dust jacket, both near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 20088DM

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Title: Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Fine Gems and ...

Publisher: Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 1986, 1st ed.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This author, who is president of a consulting firm which handles gemstone marketing, has written a practical guide for the gift buyer, the investor, and the collector. In one of the comprehensive chapters, he analyzes the basic gemological properties of 12 families of gemstones along with the geographic sources, price ranges, and special considerations for the consumer. The consumer will also gain understanding of the grading system, grading reports, laboratory certificates, appraisals, investing, pricing cycles, and dealing with a jeweler. Appendixes contain information on how to judge the metal work and mounts and on the care and maintenance of gems. Recommended for public libraries. Mary Ann Wasick, West Allis P.L., Wis.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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