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Colored Gemstones [NOOK Book]

Overview

Newly updated and expanded,
COLORED GEMSTONES gives you all the
information you need to buy, collect, sell-
or simply enjoy-sapphires, emeralds, rubies and
other colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge.
With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy ...
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Colored Gemstones

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Overview

Newly updated and expanded,
COLORED GEMSTONES gives you all the
information you need to buy, collect, sell-
or simply enjoy-sapphires, emeralds, rubies and
other colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge.
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 colored 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 jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.
This practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide provides 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 color-and its impact on price.
? Deciding between a natural gem and an enhanced gem . . . and new glass-gemstone compositions.
? Colored 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.
? Important information about buying on the Internet.
? ... and much more!

Written by an "insider," this easy-to-read guide is the "unofficial colored gemstone bible" for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000923504
  • Publisher: GemStone Press
  • Publication date: 1/17/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 508,358
  • File size: 14 MB
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Table of Contents

List of Price Guides vi

List of Special Charts and Tables vi

List of Color Photograph Sections vii

Acknowledgments viii

Preface xi

Introduction xvii

Part 1 Getting to Know Gems

1 The Mystery & Magic of Colored Gems 3

2 Getting What You Really Want: The First Steps 9

3 Looking for a Gem That's a "Cut Above" 15

Part 2 Colored Gemstones

4 Determining Value in Colored Gems: What Makes a Gem a Gem? 21

5 Colored Gemstone Synthesis & Treatment 49

6 Fraud & Misrepresentation in Colored Gems 65

7 Colored Gemstone Certificates 85

8 Buying Colored Gems 97

9 Colorful Choices in Colored Gemstones 115

Part 3 Important Advice Before & After you Buy

10 What to Ask When Buying the Stone 169

11 How to Select a Reputable Jeweler & Gemologist Consultant 175

12 Verifying & Insuring Your Purchase 179

13 Buying on the Internet: E-Commerce & Online Auctions 185

14 Caring for Your Gems & Jewelry 191

Appendix

Selected List of Recognized Laboratories 196

Selected Readings 197

Color Plates and Exhibits 198

Index 200

Price Guides

Guide to Popular Gems and Their Prices 105

Opal Retail Price Guide 111

Synthetic Gemstone Retail Price Guide 112

Composite Gemstone Retail Price Guide 114

Special Charts and Tables

Zodiac Stones, Birthstones, and Anniversary Stones 4

Gemstone Clarity Classifications 36

Guide to Gemstone Treatments 56

Descriptive Names and Misnomers 81

Gem Alternatives by Color 98

How Treatments Affect Prices of Colored Gems 101

Gemstones That Are Not Routinely Enhanced 102

Color Photograph Sections

Colored Gemstones-The Rarest of Them All…

Red and Pink Gemstones to Warm Any Heart

Blue Gemstones Offer Heavenly Choices

Yellow and Orange Gems to Brighten the Day

Green Gems That Everyone Will Envy

Opals-A Fiery World of Color

Color-Change Gems-Keep the Mystery Alive

Classic Shapes and Cutting Styles

Gemstone Cutters and Carvers…Artists Creating a New Style (two pages)

Gemstone Artists Create Objets d'Art…And Art to Wear (two pages)

Ornamental Stones

Colored Gemstones and Great Design-A Natural for Endless Possibilities

Timeless Ring Designs…And New Classics by Modern Designers (two pages)

Bold New Looks in Colored-Stone Rings…A Natural Fit (two pages)

Colorful Creations from Winning Designers…To Suit Every Style (two pages)

More Winning Creations…And "Suite" Possibilities (two pages)

Cabochons of Every Type…Simply Captivate Designers (two-pages)

Colored Gemstones…A Natural for Whimsical Jewels

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    aweful

    this book is in black and white for one. it is very deceiving making you think it will have color descriptions. dont waaist your money.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    An interesting read for those who collect gems as a hobby.

    There was a lot of really useful info in here about how to decide what gems to buy and how it can pay off if you know what you are paying for. I was hoping there would be more about how to clean and care for a gem that you already own but the author just briefly touched on the subject. Still an interesing read and could be helpful if you intend to purchase jewelry in the future. It even depicts the differnet cuts so you can see what they look like....There and no photos in color, every thing is black and white.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 30, 2012

    Gale

    See you later Elise. Say hi to Ninja for me.

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    Posted April 15, 2012

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    No

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    Posted June 13, 2012

    Ninja

    Bavk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Please answer question

    How do i get the ruby out of the rock??????? I dont want buy a book the doesnt answer my question.... that would be a waste of money..... when answering my question write melody for the headline.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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