Diamond Ring Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamonds and Diamond Jewelryby Renee Newman
The Diamond Ring Buying Guide is a comprehensive full-color guide to selecting and evaluating diamonds and diamond jewelry. This updated 7th edition has 140 new photos of ring styles, colored diamonds and contemporary diamond cuts. Information has also been added on palladium, diamond treatments, fancy colored diamonds, synthetic diamonds, ring mountings, and the new GIA and AGS cut grading systems.
Chapter titles include: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell; Carat Weight; Diamond Shapes and Cutting Styles; Diamond Color; Judging Cut Quality; Judging Clarity and Transparency; Diamond or Imitation?; Diamond Treatments; Synthetic Diamonds; Gold; Platinum & Palladium; Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style; Choosing a Diamond Ring ; How to Care For and Protect Your Diamond Ring; and Tips on Smart Buying. As stated by a reviewer of the American Library Association's Booklist, the Diamond Ring Buying Guide has "a wealth of information. . . delves into the intricacies of shape, carat weight, color, clarity, setting style, and cut-keeping explanations streamlined enough so even the first-time diamond buyer can confidently choose a gem."
Illustration Details: 274 photos (228 in color), diagrams, tables and charts
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