Gemstone Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select and Care for Colored Gems

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This full-color guide to colored gems provides information on quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, gem care and geographic sources. There are 121 new color photos and many new gem species and varieties in this expanded, updated edition. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems.
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Overview

This full-color guide to colored gems provides information on quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, gem care and geographic sources. There are 121 new color photos and many new gem species and varieties in this expanded, updated edition. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Gemmology
"Concise, up-to-date and accompanied by very fine photographs...With colour on almost every opening, few could resist this book whether or not they were in the gemstone and jewelry trade or were gemologists. Here the reader is given all the information needed to show the customer what a stone is, interesting facts about particular species and advice on cleaning and conservation. Treatments, phenomenal stones and synthetic stones are also described... A great book."
Australian Gemmologist
"Comprehensive, factual and well-presented...Particularly noteworthy in this book are the quality colour photographs that have been carefully chosen to illustrate the text. This is a quality buying guide that is recommended for purchase to consumers, gemologists, and students of gemmology—irrespective of their standard of knowledge of gemmology"
Anglic Gemcutter
"Far more than a buying guide, it is one of the finest collections of gem photographs I've ever seen. The amount of work in this book is to be believed only by holding it in your hands. It's a beautiful gem-pictorial reference and a help to everyone in viewing colored stones as a gemologist or gem dealer would. If you see the book, you will probably purchase it on the spot."
Canadian Gemmologist
"An excellent book for the photographs alone, but such a concise way to inform the reader of the many aspects of gemmology and jewellery buying is superb. In an easy-to-read format, Renée Newman has been able to capture the fundamentals of buying coloured gemstones, including jade, opal, topaz, garnet, ruby spinel, chalcedony and tourmaline. The book is illustrated with excellent color photographs, gemstone description charts, and information on evaluating colour and transparency.
I found this book a pleasure to read and to look at, and have referred back to it many times to verify my own experiences. I recommend this book to all lay people who want to buy gemstones and to gemmologists..."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929975344
  • Publisher: International Jewelry Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Newman Gem and Jewelry Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 627,003
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.25 (d)

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  • Posted May 15, 2009

    Great Resource Book

    If you are a gem collector, this a great book to add to your collection. It is easy to use, and presents information in an understandable format. I would definitely recommend this book to gem lovers.

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