Jewelry and Gems : The Buying Guide, How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold and Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge

A. C. Bonanno; Antoinette L. Matlins

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Completely Updated, Expanded, Revised.New edition of the "unofficial bible" for jewelry and gem buyers. Explains how to buy diamonds, pearls, precious, and other popular colored gems, gold, and jewelry with confidence and knowledge.This authoritative book includes new sections on design and style, pearls, gold, and platinum, as well as full coverage of recently discovered new gems to look for...and new treatments and trickery to look out for. Easy to read and understand, Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide covers every aspect of purchasing and enjoying jewelry and gems.Selected contents:Retail Price Guides for Diamonds, Colored Gems, and Pearls.Getting to Know Gems.Diamonds: How to Determine the Value of a Diamond.The Four C's - Treatments - New shapes & old - How flaws affect diamonds - How to read diamond grading reports - How to spot fraud & misrepresentationColored Gemstones: New Stones Add Exciting Choices.Mystery & Magic - Determining value - New treatments - Synthetics - Fraud & misrepresentation - Misleading names - Gem alternatives by colorPearls: Types - Factors that affect quality and value.Gold & Platinum.Choosing the Setting.Important Advice Before You Buy; Questions to Ask.Selecting a Reputable Jeweler, Appraiser, & insurer.Gemstone Investment.

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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