Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide

Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide

by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
     
 

All the Information You Need to Buy, Collect, Sell-or Simply Enjoy-Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge 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 colors, high-tech… See more details below

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All the Information You Need to Buy, Collect, Sell-or Simply Enjoy-Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge 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 colors, 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.
And much, much more!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
A leading authority in gems and gem care, Matlins has issued two additional titles in her "buying guide" series. Colored Gemstones covers traditional background information and the allure of precious and semiprecious stones, including emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and others. The text and appendixes include charts, graphs, and a guide for purchasing and valuing stones, as well as advice on gem care and how to avoid scams. Color inserts highlight stones by color and showcase special jewelry design and styles. Diamonds focuses on the unique quality of this special gem. The text offers advice on appreciating diamonds, their qualities and characteristics, and setting and purchasing details. Color inserts highlight shapes and settings that accent the beauty of this gem of all gems. While these are formula books in the mold of Matlins's previous titles (Jewelry and Gems, The Pearl Book), they include extensive appendixes that cover the information needed for investing and purchasing gems of all types. Highly recommended for public libraries. Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Libs., Johnson City Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943763323
Publisher:
Gemstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.66(d)

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