GEMSTONE BUYING GUIDE

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Colored Gemstones

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763453
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 75.39 MB
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Purchasing coloured gemstones can be a magical experience, filled with excitement and anticipation. But lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make buying gemstones confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts, and new ways to buy gems -- such as internet auctions and TV shopping -- there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect coloured gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error, or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewellery confusing, intimidating, overwhelming, and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. To help you avoid the pitfalls and keep the magic, Antoinette Matlins, an internationally respected expert on buying gems, puts her insider knowledge to work for you in this easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, the guide offers in depth all the information you need in order to know what to look for and what to look out for, including: what qualifies as a 'gemstone'?; how to evaluate colour -- and its impact on price; deciding between a natural gem and an enhanced gem; coloured gemstone synthesis and treatment; what to ask when buying the stone; what to get in writing; how to get what you want within your budget; price guides for popular gems, opals, and synthetic stones; And much, much more!
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Buying Guide For Gemstones

Author : Alok Jagawat
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 34.60 MB
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This is a very general and small book about Gems. It does not gives you a price list or something. Prices keep on changing. People buy gemstones for all sorts of reasons. Most of them like it. Some people buy them for astrological purpose and some acquire them for gifting purpose. Whatever is the reason for buying a gemstone, one needs to be very careful with the purchase. With the advent of internet, gemstone selling has become a very big business. But this advancement has its own toll. Improper Monitor calibration, changes in color definitions, photo manipulation, and browser defines etc., can change a gemstone to an entirely different stone.
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Gemstone Buying Guide

Author : Renee Newman
ISBN : 0929975340
Genre : Nature
File Size : 68.45 MB
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Gives pointers on how to buy gemstones, with advice on price comparison, quality evaluation, fake stones, gem treatments, and gem cleaning and care.
Category: Nature

Diamonds

Author : Antoinette Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763736
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 56.39 MB
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Whether buying for personal pleasure or for investment, in today's market of Internet auctions, new diamond cuts, new colours, new treatments and new frauds buyers need a source of expert guidance. This comprehensive guide, from diamond expert and best-selling author Antoinette Matlins, is the unofficial bible for all diamond buyers who want to get the most for their money.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gem Identification Made Easy

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763590
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 79.93 MB
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This revised edition covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments and instruments. It is easy to use, practical and non-technical indicating how to identify diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, as well as separating them from fakes and look-alikes. The book explains what instruments are needed and how to use them, where to obtain such instruments and what should be seen for each gemstone. Anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the market place. This volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognising profitable opportunities.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Diamonds

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763460
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 39.67 MB
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Whether you are buying a diamond for an engagement ring, anniversary, to commemorate a special moment, or for personal pleasure, today it is more important than ever to understand what you are buying. There are new shapes and cuts, fancy colours, high-tech treatments, and sophisticated frauds. There are new ways to buy -- such as Internet auctions and TV shopping. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information you need to buy sparkling diamonds with confidence, including: What is a diamond?; The factors affecting quality differences in diamonds; Diamond grading reports and how to interpret them; How to compare prices; How to spot differences in stones that may appear to be the same quality; How to protect yourself from misrepresentation; Questions to ask when buying any diamond; What to get in writing; How to get what you want within your budget; Important information about buying on the Internet and much more.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Jewelry Gems

Author : Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN : UOM:49015000591520
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 49.72 MB
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Partial Contents: Getting to Know Gems; Diamonds; Colored Gemstones; Important Advice Before You Buy, and more. Appendixes: Selected List of Gem Identification Labs, National plus State Jewelry Associations. Index. 9 full-color plates. 100+ black and white illustrations.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Jewelry And Gems The Buying Guide

Author : Antoinette Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763477
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 35.84 MB
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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 ...
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Pearl Book

Author : Antoinette L. Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763354
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 31.40 MB
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With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles