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Gemstone Buying Guide

How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care for Colored Gems

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Gemstone Buying Guide by Renee Newman
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Buying colour gems is a challenge. To make a wise choice, you must be able to judge their colour, flaws, transparency and brilliancy. This guide will show you how. Written for both consumers and professionals, it is easy to read, has over 200 colour photographs and gives practical pointers on how to buy the best stone for the money. Whether you are interested in jade, opal, ruby, topaz, spinel, garnet, tourmaline or some other coloured gem, you will find this guide to be a fascinating and valuable resource. Topics covered include: price comparison; gem treatments; quality evaluation; gem cleaning and care; fake stones; savvy buying.

Author Biography

Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of eight 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.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
colour & b/w photos
Imprint
International Jewelry Publications,U.S.
Pages
156
Dimensions
230x180x10
ISBN-13
9780929975344
Product ID
1862064

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