This is a full-colour book that will help you to select and evaluate diamonds and diamond jewellery. This updated edition has 140 new photographs of ring styles, coloured diamonds and contemporary diamond cuts. Information has also been added on palladium, diamond treatments, fancy coloured diamonds, synthetic diamonds, ring mountings, and the new GIA and AGS cut grading systems. Chapter titles include: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell; Carat Weight; Diamond Shapes and Cutting Style; Diamond Colour; Judging Clarity and Transparency; Judging Cut Quality; Diamond or Imitation?; Diamond Treatments; Synthetic Diamonds; Gold, Platinum & Palladium; Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style; Choosing a Diamond Ring; How to Care for Your Diamond Ring; Tips on Smart Buying.
Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of several guides on gems and jewellery. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewellery professionals.