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Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide:
A Traveler's Guide to Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry
by Renee Newman
"Newman's guides are the ones to take along when shopping."
The perfect pocket-sized companion for those traveling and thinking about purchasing jewelry or stones.
Renee Newman, author of the highly respected gem and jewelry guides including Diamond Ring Buying Guide and Gold & Platinum Jewelry Buying Guide, has written a concise buying guide covering gems, gold and platinum that's a perfect handy reference.
Here's important information on how to select jewelers and appraisers; a chapter on notable gem sources and which countries are noted for specific gems; information on coral, ivory and amber; precautions one must take when buying from an unfamiliar source; and customs regulations, duties and how to use lab reports.
Gem & Jewelry Pocket
Guide will become an indispensable resource that will be used time and time again.
Gold & Platinum Jewelry Buying Guide
by Renee Newman
Registered gemologist Newman understands this. In her two new guides, Newman continues her tradition of user-friendly texts that are technical enough to help consumers make wise purchases.
Like her other well-regarded guides (e.g., Gem & Jewelry Pocket
Guide), this book is profusely illustrated with color
photographs, most by Newman, showing not only the beauty of finished jewelry but close-ups and magnifications of details such as finish, settings, cut, clarity,
flaws and fakes.
Sections on testing and judging the real from the fake are sophisticated enough for professionals to use.
All three books are enjoyable reading, but Newman's guides are the ones to take along when shopping.
Gems will find a place in larger collections in need of a broad, basic guide.
Newman's books are highly recommended for both academic and public libraries of all
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