Diamond Handbook: How to Identify & Evaluate Diamonds

International Jewelry Publications - The chapter on synthetic diamonds has eleven new pages, seven of which are photo pages that help trade members identify HPHT and CVD-grown diamonds with magnification, fluorescence and crossed Polaroid filters. As gems & gemology stated in their review of the previous edition, the Diamond Handbook is "an entire course on judging diamonds.

. Useful to both the jewelry industry and consumers. ". Photos and information have been updated in the chapters on fancy color diamonds, diamond fluorescence, diamond treatments, recutting diamonds and antique cuts & jewelry. As the journal of gemmology stated in its review of the previous edition, the Diamond Handbook "gives the trade reader virtually all the essential information needed to buy and sell diamonds.

Diamond Handbook: How to Identify & Evaluate Diamonds - A chapter on how to distinguish transparent and black diamond imitations from real natural diamonds has been added. The diamond hanbook: 3rd edition updates jewelry professionals and serious diamond buyers on new developments in diamond grading, synthetic diamonds, imitations, treatments, branded diamonds and fancy-color diamonds.

Using close-up photos, transparency, it shows how to make visual judgments about clarity, brilliance and cut quality.

Pearl Buying Guide: How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls

Intl Jewelry Pubns - The closing chapters highlight the proper way to care for pearls as well as creative ways to wear them. Additional chapters cite differences in South Sea, black, and freshwater pearls as well as imitation, natural and cultured pearls. Library journal review description of previous edition of the Pearl Buying Guide: "An interesting and easy-to-understand guide to buying, evaluating, selecting and caring for pearls and pearl jewelry.

Overall the guide is useful to all types of readers, from the professional jeweler to the average patron. ". The total number of photos is 364 in addition to several charts and diagrams. Although technical data is included to aid gemologists in detecting treatments and distinguishing between natural and cultured pearls, the easy reading style and numerous photos make this a customer-friendly book.

Pearl Buying Guide: How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls - The many photographs are valuable in illustrating the characteristics of and differences among pearls. This new 6th edition of the pearl buying guide has major updates on new types of pearls and jewelry styles, extended chapters on natural pearls and unique pearl jewelry with colored gems, and 186 new color photos of pearls and pearl jewelry.

Other chapters focus on evaluating pearl types and shapes, size, luster, color, nacre thickness, flaws, and make. The opening chapters point out common mistakes made when buying pearls.

Gemstone Buying Guide, Third Edition Newman Gem & Jewelry

International Jewelry Publications - There are 323 new color photos and several new gem species and varieties in this updated edition. The gemstone buying guide is quite different from these field guides and museum books and is a complement to them because it contains:Guidelines on evaluation gem quality. This full-color guide to colored gems provides information on quality evaluation, fake stones, cutting styles, treatments, gem identification, price comparison, gem care and geographic sources.

Other gem books usually concentrate on loose, unmounted stones. Many of the pieces are unique designer creations with unusual gems. The numbers jewelry photos in this book help broaden the audience and increase interest in the book. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems.

Gemstone Buying Guide, Third Edition Newman Gem & Jewelry - How this book differs from other full-color gem books:Other full-color books on gems like Schumann's Gemstones of the World are identification and field guides or history and museum books, not gemstone evaluation guides. It's simply more fun to see gems set in jewelry. General pricing information and guidelines on comparing prices Details on treatments used to enhance the color and clarity of gems.

The latest information on gems, cutting styles and gem sources Tips on gem care Creative photos by some of the world's best gem photographersJewelry-mounted gemstone photos.

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals: How to Test, Select & Care for Them

International Jewelry Publications - You will learn: how to read the stamps on jewellery mountings; how to identify jewellery metals; How to determine the gold content in jewellery; How and where to sell your unwanted jewellery; How to spot a fair consignment contract; How to select refiners and prepare shipments to them; How to prevent and remove silver tarnish; How to clean metal jewellery.

A full-colour guide for lay people and professionals about gold, copper, platinum, brass, iron, palladium, titanium, bronze, aluminium, niobium, Damascus steel, stainless steel, silver, tungsten carbide and cobalt chrome. Used book in Good Condition. Besides providing an historical perspective and interesting facts about the metals, this book discusses jewellery manufacturing methods, plating and responsible mining & business practices.

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals: How to Test, Select & Care for Them - This book explains how to test, sell, buy, and care for jewellery with precious and alternative metals. High-quality colour photographs show how these metals are creatively used in jewellery.

Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition

Sterling - This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, and rockhound will ever need!   Following the spectacular success of the first four editions of Gemstones of the World, jeweler, jewelry maker, the revised fifth edition exhibits important updates and a beautiful new cover. Used book in Good Condition.

. You’ll find full treatments of lesser-known gems, including alabaster, onyx, from andalusite to vesuvian, obsidian, and a special section devoted to rocks as precious stones, and fossils. Organic gem materials, ivory, such as coral, amber, and pearl, are also covered along with new-on-the-market stones like charcoite.

Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition - Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and—when you're in the market—how to check for genuineness. Sterling. More than 1, 500 full-color photos showcase each precious and semiprecious stone in both its rough natural state and its polished and cut renditions. Each entry offers complete information on a gemstone's formation and structure, cutting, physical properties and characteristics, methods of working, and polishing.

Additionally, synthetics, this all-inclusive volume includes imitations, and combined stones. All the gemstones ever discovered—now over 1, 900—are treated in their many variations.

Exotic Gemshow to Identify, Evaluate & Select Jade & Abalone Pearls Volume 4 Newman Exotic Gems

International Jewelry Publications - Sterling. Exotic gems Used book in Good Condition.

Beyond the Four C's: What you should REALLY know before you buy a Diamond

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Many people think that all they need to know to properly evaluate and buy a diamond are the basics of the Four C’s. But joshua fishman, a third-generation diamantaire with over thirty-five years’ experience buying and selling diamonds, knows this is a myth. Another prolific myth Fishman debunks is the idea that diamonds are just a commodity.

Used book in Good Condition. If you are looking at two diamonds with the same grade, he explains, the less expensive one is not necessarily going to be the better buy because other qualities that affect the look of the stone must also be factored in. Carat, color, Clarity, and Cut. He also challenges the myth of the “ideal cut.

Beyond the Four C's: What you should REALLY know before you buy a Diamond - In this second edition of beyond the four c’s, fishman tackles these myths and many other misunderstandings that arise because of the myriad complexities involved in evaluating diamonds, providing you with an education that truly will qualify you to take home the diamond that is ideal for you. This is the most comprehensive educational book about diamonds to date.

In incisive detail, fishman explains everything you need to know about diamonds, and to how and where to sell a diamond, from the terminology describing diamonds to how to tell if a diamond is real, and much more. Sterling.

Rare Gemstones: How to Identify, Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems

International Jewelry Publications - The following gems are discussed and illustrated in rare gemstones: amblygonite, phenakite, magnesite, scapolite, serpentine, scheelite, gaspeite, cobaltocalcite, titanite, andalusite, bixbite, apatite, sugilite, azurite, tugtupite, epidote, fluorite, charoite, cuprite, red beryl, larimar, obsidian, psilomelane, kyanite, hemimorphite, prehnite, sodalite, bronzite, smithsonite, kornerupine, seraphinite, rhodonite, lepidolite, phosphosiderite, marcasite, moldavite, enstatite, pyrite, idocrase, axinite, chrysocolla, variscite, howlite, jeremejevite, diaspore, dumortierite, diopside, maw-sit-sit, benitoite, sphene, calcite, unakite, brazilianite, rhodochrosite, aragonite, pectolite, hematite, sillimanite, hauyne, sphalerite, taaffeite, danburite, vesuvianite and zultanite.

High quality photos show the different colors, cutting styles and varieties of each gem and give you ideas on how each can be used creatively in jewelry. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It not only lists the identification properties of the gems, how they are priced, but tells you where they are found, how they are used, why they are unique, and how to care for them.

Rare Gemstones: How to Identify, Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems - This guide provides concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems that are now being used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. Sterling. Written in a succinct, sales associates, user-friendly style, appraisers, gem collectors, this is a companion book to Newman's "Gemstone Buying Guide" and an ideal reference for jewelers, gemology students, gem dealers and consumers.

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

Intl Jewelry Pubns - Used book in Good Condition. Sterling. Used book in Good Condition. This title offeres advice and shape, carat weight, cutting style, colour and clarity for those purchasing coloured gemstones with a brief description of differnet types of stones Used book in Good Condition.

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings

Firefly Books - The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business. For goldsmiths, jewelry-makers, investors, collectors, retailers and consumers. No other book has this kind expert advice -- up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated -- on evaluating and using gemstones. Firefly Books. Great for informed consumers, the book includes: Sources and grading Traditional and modern settings Cutting and faceting Designing a special setting Gemstone groups Appraising, buying and handling gemstones Diamond types and pearls Spotting synthetics and fakes.

. Sterling. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Using the jeweler's directory of gemstones, written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one.

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones From Cut and Color to Shape and Settings - Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. Used book in Good Condition. Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book: Using a loupe to examine a stone Understanding laser cutting and carving Identifying synthetic diamonds Buying at gem fairs and from dealers Cleaning and storing stones.

How to Buy a Diamond: Insider Secrets for Getting Your Money's Worth

Sourcebooks - Newly revised and updated, the public, never get to see! the charts are broken down by carat, clarity, How to Buy a Diamond is the only book on the market to include wholesalers' secret pricing charts that you, and color ―including the various types of color within each color grade. Sterling. This eighth edition includes: matching your funds with the perfect diamond the four cs explained: clarity, color, cut and carat size Ring styles and settings Grade bumping: what it is and how to spot it Picking the right jeweler Jewelers' tricks of the trade Wholesaler' secret pricing charts!Praise for How to Buy a Diamond:"Finally, one of the top diamond experts breaks the silence and demystifies the world of diamonds for regular folk like you and me.

Gregory J. P. Used book in Good Condition. Whether you're getting engaged or buying for an anniversary, investment or "just because, " How to Buy a Diamond will take the pressure and uncertainty out of getting the best diamond for your money. Godek, author of 1001 ways to be Romantic "Whenever anybody asks me about buying a diamond, I give them this book.

How to Buy a Diamond: Insider Secrets for Getting Your Money's Worth - Rob bates, national Jeweler Used book in Good Condition. Firefly Books. Used book in Good Condition. Buying a diamond can be one of the most important and intimidating purchases you ever make.