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Jewelry & Gems?The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (Paperback))

Matlins PG FGA, Antoinette; Bonanno FGA ASA MGA, Antonio C.

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ISBN 10: 0943763444 / ISBN 13: 9780943763446
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Title: Jewelry & Gems?The Buying Guide: How to Buy ...

Publisher: GemStone Press

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Good

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Over 400,000 Copies in Print
Know What You Want, Know What You’re Buying,
Learn the Secrets to Get the Most for Your Money
Easy to Read Easy to Understand
Practical Complete

Instant Answers ... to All Your Questions

Purchasing gems and jewelry can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly.

To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, two internationally respected experts on buying gems and jewelry put their inside knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. It is filled with practical advice and is designed to make it easy for you to have all the information you need to buy gems and jewelry with confidence.

Recommended by consumer and jewelry trade reviewers around the world, it is already in use in over 100 countries and has been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Greek, Hungarian, Russian and Japanese. Over 400,000 copies are now in print and this revised, updated, expanded edition covers even more: buying and selling on the internet, dazzling new diamond cuts, recently discovered gems ... and new treatments and trickery to look out for. There are fascinating mythical and magical tidbits, and practical tips that could only come from an insider.

In simple, straightforward terms you’ll learn about the four Cs and how to juggle them to get what you want, at the price you want to pay; what to look for, and look out for; all about gold and platinum, jewelry design, and some of the country’s leading designers. You’ll learn what questions to ask and what to get in writing, and even how to select the jeweler, appraiser, and insurer.

The authors leave no stone unturned to give you everything you need to know―whether you are a novice or a connoisseur. With Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide, you’ll find the experience can be a joy, and the gems and jewelry you select a source of lasting pleasure!

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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