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Jewelry & Gems The Buying Guide How to Buy Diamonds,Colored Gemstones,gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge

Matlins,Antoinette & A.C.Bonanno

ISBN 10: 0943763304 / ISBN 13: 9780943763309
Published by Gemstone Press, 2001
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revised and updated edition. Bookseller Inventory # 037265

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Title: Jewelry & Gems The Buying Guide How to Buy ...

Publisher: Gemstone Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 5th Edition.

Book Type: Hardcover

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to this edition In working with my own clients to acquire gemstones and jewelry since this book was first published in 1984, they have pointed out that most people buy "jewelry" and not "gemstones." Because the book offers so much practical advice and money-saving tips about buying jewelry, they urged me to change the title. So, in this edition The Complete Guide to Buying Gems has been changed to Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide. Consumer and professional response to the book has been very gratifying. Almost 14,000 hardcover copies are in circulation. We have received hundreds of letters, phone calls and in-person comments about the helpfulness and interesting information it provides. We thank you for encouraging us to make the book more widely available by bringing out this softcover edition. We have taken the opportunity of this softcover edition to update the price guides for diamonds and colored gemstones and, in light of the increase in both the popularity and price of pearls, to add a price guide for them in the "Guide to Popular Gems and Their Prices." Also, we want to take this opportunity to comment further on gem invest­ ment, taking into account major developments since the original manuscript was written in 1980.

From the Inside Flap:

Know What You Want, Know What You're Buying,
Learn the Secrets to Get the Most for Your Money
Easy to Read u Easy to Understand
Practical & Complete
Instant Answers ... to All Your Questions
Completely Updated & Expanded 7th Edition!

Praise for Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide

"Includes all kinds of fun facts to know and tell ... an essential resource for the gem buyer."
-- Art & Antiques

"Restores the magic! [Will] entertain and enlighten all its readers and save some from heart-break. Recommended reading."
-Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey News

"Takes the guesswork out of this important decision ... obtain the best value for your money."
--Modern Bride

"A book designed to build trust between jewelry retailers and consumers."
-National Jeweler

"We have seen no work more practical and accurate than [this book] ... the investor, or engagement ring buyer, who follows the dictates ... which are well explained and illustrated, will surely avoid being burned ... the best of its kind and likely to be of enormous value to anyone."
-- Frederick H. Pough, PhD, Former Curator of Gems and Minerals, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.C.

"Most certainly achieves its aim of helping consumers buy gems and jewelry with confidence and knowledge ... highly recommended."
-- Asian Jewelry "Especially useful to service members shopping overseas."
-- Financial Planning Guide Supplement to Army, Navy and Air Force Times

"A very comprehensive book on buying jewelry and gems ... well laid out and an easy read with tons of information."
-- The Jewelry Appraiser

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