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Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry and Gems the Buying Guide)
By Antoinette Matlins PG FGA

GemStone Press
Paperback (384 pages)

Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide, 8th Edition: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry and Gems the Buying Guide)
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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
Completely Updated & Expanded 7th Edition!

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!

Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker's Guide to Styles & Techniques
By Anastasia Young

Interweave
Released: 2012-03-20
Hardcover (208 pages)

Gemstone Settings: The Jewelry Maker s Guide to Styles & Techniques
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Gemstone Settings is the most in-depth, technical guide to stone setting. Jewelry makers will enjoy an encyclopedic overview, which features an extensive summary of stone-setting and techniques for creating beautiful gemstone jewelry, from basic bezels and prongs to pave, carre, clusters, and numerous others--including cold joins, precious metal clay, settings for fragile stones, and settings that allow the stones to move.

You'll also discover detailed information about stones and metals--including their suitability, gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support, what makes a design wearable and durable, and detailed information on pre-made versus handmade settings.

Step by step, learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to earthy pearl or coral everyday favorites.
Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide
By DK

Smithsonian
Released: 2016-10-04
Hardcover (440 pages)

Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide
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  • From royalty and film stars to thieves and curses, this is a dazzling and comprehensive visual guide to the world’s most precious rocks and minerals
  • Hardcover; 440 pages. Lavish jacket features a debossed and foiled diamond. 11.9" x 9.9".
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery.

From diamonds and sapphires to emeralds and obsidian, Gem profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials. Its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Fabergé egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem.

The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more.

For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color guide directory groups gems according to their main color.

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.

Diamond Handbook: How To Look At Diamonds & Avoid Ripoffs (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
By Renee Newman

Brand: Intl Jewelry Pubns
Paperback (186 pages)

Diamond Handbook: How To Look At Diamonds & Avoid Ripoffs (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
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In this new diamond book, the author offers consumers an illustrated guide for understanding diamond cuts, antique jewelry, factors affecting price, the appraisal process, and how to detect synthetics. Newman lists resources for finding appraisers, grading labs, and branded diamonds. An appendix summarizes the properties of diamonds. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir Album)
By Caroline de Guitaut

Royal Collection Trust
Hardcover (120 pages)

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration (Souvenir Album)
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  • Royal Collection
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From jewelry of the highest quality and finest craftsmanship to gemstone-laden tiaras and diamond-encrusted swords, this accessible volume presents a visually stunning selection of diamonds from among the Royal Collection’s awe-inspiring array.

Published to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II—as well as a special exhibition planned for Buckingham Palace in 2012—Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration explores the undeniable appeal of diamonds and the many royal uses to which they have been applied throughout the centuries. These precious stones have long played a part in royal ceremonies and gift-giving, and the book features numerous photographs—many newly commissioned—including close-up views of each piece.
 
Few private diamond collections surpass that of the Royal Collection, and this lavishly illustrated volume offers readers a glimpse of many one-of-a-kind examples.
Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry
By Renee Newman

Brand: Intl Jewelry Pubns
Paperback (160 pages)

Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler s Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry
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This title offeres advice and shape, cutting style, carat weight, colour and clarity for those purchasing coloured gemstones with a brief description of differnet types of stones
Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
By Renee Newman

Intl Jewelry Pubns
Paperback (186 pages)

Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
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  • Intl Jewelry Pubns
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This handbook updates jewellery professionals and serious diamond buyers on the new developments in diamond grading, treatments, synthetic diamonds, fancy-colour diamonds and lab certificates. Using close-up photographs, it shows how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, cut quality and brilliance. The handbook also discusses how gem labs are incorporating brightness, size, scintillation and pattern into their cut grades, and it provides tips on detecting treatments and man-made diamonds. Topics include: quality evaluation; diamond recutting; branded diamonds; antique cuts and jewellery; diamond treatments; fancy-colour diamonds; synthetic diamonds; light performance; fluorescence; and, lab reports.
Healing Crystals: The A - Z Guide to 555 Gemstones
By Michael Gienger

Earthdancer Books
Released: 2014-08-11
Paperback (128 pages)

Healing Crystals: The A - Z Guide to 555 Gemstones
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  • Healing Crystals: The A-Z Guide to 555 Gemstones
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All the important information about 555 healing gemstones in a neat pocket-book! Though it may appear small, it encompasses the contents of a whole encyclopedia.

This 2nd updated edition is based on new findings in mineralogy and new experiences and research results in the field of gem therapy, including information for an additional 125 crystals not present in the 1st edition, some of which that have been discovered in recent years. With Healing Crystals Michael Gienger presents a comprehensive directory of all the gemstones currently in use in crystal healing. Clear, concise and precise in style, with photographs of each of the crystals accompanying the text, he describes the characteristics and healing functions of each crystal.
Diamond Ring Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, and Select Diamonds & Diamond Jewelry (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
By Renee Newman

Brand: International Jewelry Pubs.
Paperback (156 pages)

Diamond Ring Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, and Select Diamonds & Diamond Jewelry (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series)
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Buying a diamond ring may be one of the most important jewelry-related decisions you will ever make. The Diamond Ring Buying Guide was designed to help you get the best buy possible. Written in clear, everyday English, with lots of color photos, the book shows you step-by-step how to evaluate diamonds and settings. It's helped thousands of diamond buyers make smart choices--and it can help you too.

The Diamond Ring Buying Guide offers tips on:

Quality evaluation

Ring Styles

Detecting fakes

Savvy Buying

Diamond treatments

Gold, platinum, palladium

Fancy colored diamonds

Custom-made jewelry

There's one thing the Diamond Ring Buying Guide doesn't offer, however, and that's free diamond samples. But with the information and skills you'll learn from this book, you're sure to get good value for your money--and that's worth its weight in gold!

Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (Paperback))
By Antoinette Matlins PG FGA

GemStone Press
Released: 2009-08-01
Paperback (336 pages)

Jewelry & Gems_The Buying Guide: How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Colored Gemstones, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge (Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (Paperback))
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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
Completely Updated & Expanded 7th Edition!

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!




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