Gemstone Buying Guide

Renee Newman
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Learn how to evaluate, identify, select & care for colored gems in this completely revised 3rd edition of the Gemstone Buying Guide.
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This book is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems.

Gemstone Buying Guide gives you great details on quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, optical effects, gem care and geographic sources. Not only does this book cover all aspects of gem valuation, it also provides a lot of vibrant color photos and interesting historical facts mixed with scientific data and a bit of folklore. If you want to become a savvy buyer and learn how to select colored gemstones, then you need this fascinating and valuable resource.

Published by International Jewelry Publications
Author: Renee Newman
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 156
Color photos: 356
Author Bio
Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of thirteen guides on gems and jewelry. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewelry professionals.
Table of Contents

1-Colored Gem Price Factors in a Nutshell
2-Shape & Cutting Style
3-Carat Weight
4-Gemstone Color
5-Judging Clarity & Transparency
6-Judging Cut Quality
7-Evaluating Star & Cat's-Eye Stones
9-Synthetic Stones
10-Deceptive Practices
11-Gemstone Descriptions
12-Caring for Your Gems

Birthstones & Anniversary Stones
Gemstones in Order of Descending Mohs Hardness
Gemstones in Order of Descending Refractive Index
Gemstones in Order of Descending Specific Gravity
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