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

ISBN-10: 0943763444
ISBN-13: 9780943763446
Edition: 6th 2005
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Easy to Read ? Easy to Understand Practical ? Complete Instant Answers ... to All Your Questions New edition of the ?unofficial? bible for jewelry and gem buyers?Completely Updated & Expanded 6th Edition! 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, and Russian. Over 300,000 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.

List of Price Guides
List of Special Charts and Tables
List of Color Photographs
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Introduction
Getting to Know Gems
Becoming Intimate with Gems
Looking for a Gem That's a "Cut Above"
Diamonds
The Magic of Diamonds
The Importance of Cut & Proportion
Body Color
Clarifying Clarity
Weight
False Claims & Costly Bargains: How to Spot Fraud and Avoid Misrepresentation
Comparing Diamond Prices
Colored Gemstones
The Mystery & Magic of Colored Gems
Determining Value in Colored Gems
Colored Gemstone Treatment & Synthesis
Fraud & Misrepresentation in Colored Gems
Buying Colored Gems
Colorful Choices in Colored Gemstones
Pearls
Design & Style: Getting the Look You Want
Rare and Precious: Gold & Platinum
Choosing the Setting
Antique and Period Jewelry: Back by Popular Demand
Important Advice Before You Buy
What to Ask When Buying the Stone
How to Select a Reputable Jeweler
A Word about Gemstone Investment
Buying on the Internet: E-Commerce & Online Auctions
Important Advice After You Buy
Choosing the Appraiser & Insurer
Appendix
Selected Laboratories
Selected Readings
Color Plates and Exhibits
Index
Price Guides
Diamond Price Guide
Colored Gem Price Guide
Pearl Price Guide
Opal Price Guide
Special Charts and Tables
Diamond Color Grades
Commonly Used Diamond Color Grading Systems
Commonly Used Diamond Clarity (Flaw) Grading Systems
Sizes and Weights of Various Diamond Cuts
Diameters and Corresponding Weights of Round Brilliant-Cut Diamonds
Comparison of Diamonds and Diamond Look-Alikes
Zodiac Stones, Birthstones, and Anniversary Stones
Gemstone Clarity Classifications
Colored Gems-Descriptive Names and Misnomers
Gem Alternatives by Color
How Treatments Affect Prices of Colored Gems
Gemstones That Are Not Routinely Enhanced
Gold Marks
How Alloys Affect Color
International Ring Size Equivalents

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