Gem and Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry

Gem and Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry

by Renee Newman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780929975306
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 812,649
Product dimensions: 4.51(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1. Colored Gem Price Factors in a Nutshell
Why the 4C�s is Not an Adequate Pricing System
Price Factors Explained
2. GemstoneTreatments
Gem Treatments
Why Some Treatments are More Accepted than Others
Precautions to Take When Buying Expensive Gems
3. Synthetic & Imitation Gems
Deceptive Practices
4. Colored Gemstones
Alexandrite and Cat�s-eye (Chrysoberyl)
Amethyst & Other Quartz Gems
Chalcedony
Emerald, Aquamarine & Other Beryls
Garnet
Iolite
Jade
Kunzite
Lapis
Malachite
Moonstone & Some Other Feldspars
Opal
Peridot
Ruby & Sapphire
Spinel
Tanzanite
Topaz
Tourmaline
Turquoise
Zircon
5. Diamonds
6. Gems from Living Organisms
Pearl Price Factors in a Nutshell
Amber
Coral
Ivory
7. Gold & Platinum Jewelry
Gold Content and Notation
Platinum Content and Notation
Gold Versus Platinum
8. Jewelry Craftsmanship
Mountings
Settings
9. Notable Gem Sources
10. Euphemisms, Marketing Terms and Misnomers
11. Having Jewelry Custom Made
12. Choosing a Jeweler
13. Making the Purchase
General Guidelines
Credit Cards Versus Debit Cards
When Problems Arise
14. Choosing an Appraiser
How to Find a Qualified Independent Appraiser
Qualifications to Look For
Appraisal Fees
What Does the Insurance Appraisal Include?
15. Gem Lab Documents
How Lab Reports are Sometimes Misused
16. Customs
Common Regulations
Duty Free Goods and Exemptions
U.S. Duty Rates on Jewelry and Gems
Tips on Avoiding Hassles with Customs
Web Sites for Customs Regulations
17. Finding a Good Buy
Identification Tables and Birthstones
Bibliography
Index

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