Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide: How to Select, Buy, Care for and Enjoy Pearls

Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide: How to Select, Buy, Care for and Enjoy Pearls

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by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
     
 

For people who want a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls—natural, cultured and imitation.See more details below

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For people who want a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls—natural, cultured and imitation.

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Library Journal
Buying guides for gems and jewelry appear on the market with some regularity, and these two are similar in scope and content to their predecessors. Cuellar, founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, covers the standard topics of the four Cs (carat, clarity, color, cut), as well as the fifth C, cost. Various chapters focus on everything from ring settings to insurance, investment, and selling diamonds; other tidbits include carat size charts and even a list of 101 ways to be romantic. This serious yet lighthearted guide is geared to anyone looking for inside information on purchasing a diamond. Matlins's (Jewelry and Gems, LJ 5/1/94) work is equally informative yet more serious in nature. Each of the seven parts focuses on a variety of topics from the historical significance of pearls to pearl types and quality, from selection to caring for and wearing pearls. The two most important sections deal with insider tips and advice from the experts and what to ask when purchasing pearls. Other features include price guides, special charts, and a special color photograph section. Both of these books are suitable for public libraries.-Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943763286
Publisher:
Gemstone Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.89(h) x 0.62(d)

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