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Exotic Gems, Volume 4: How to Identify, Evaluate and Select Jade & Abalone Pearls

Exotic Gems, Volume 4: How to Identify, Evaluate and Select Jade & Abalone Pearls

by Renee Newman


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Exotic Gems, Volume 4 is the fourth in a series of books that explores the history, lore, properties, qualities and geographic sources of unusual gems. The book shows you with photos how to make visual judgments about the quality of jade and abalone pearls, and it explains how treatments affect the value of jade. It includes chapters on jade from China, Burma, Guatemala, Canada, the US, and Russia. The guide also provides information on caring for the gems, distinguishing between jadeite and nephrite, cutting jade, culturing abalone mabe pearls and detecting imitations and gem treatments. Both basic and advanced identification techniques and instrumentation are explained and illustrated. The gems are shown not only loose but also in jewelry and under magnification. If you're interested in jade or abalone pearls, the book can provide you with jewelry design ideas and in-depth information that will help you be a smart buyer and seller. Written in a succinct and user-friendly style, Exotic Gems: Volume 4 is an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, designers, gem dealers and consumers.

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ISBN-13: 9780929975504
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications
Publication date: 02/16/2016
Series: Exotic Gems
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Renée Newman GG is a respected gemologist and author of thirteen gem and jewelry guides. Her books are used worldwide as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewelry professionals. Other books by Newman include:

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Metals
Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide
Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide
Diamond Ring Buying Guide
Gemstone Buying Guide
Exotic Gems: Volume 1, 2 & 3
Pearl Buying Guide
Diamond Handbook
Jewelry Handbook
Rare Gemstones

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