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Gemstone Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care for Colored Gems, 3rd Edition.

9780929975511

Gemstone Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care for Colored Gems, 3rd Edition

Renee Newman

International Jewelry Pub.

2016

153 pages

$19.95

TS752

Newman, a gemologist and author of gem and jewelry guides, explains how to assess the quality of colored gemstones when buying and valuing gems. She covers shape and cutting style, carat weight, color, clarity and transparency, cut quality, star and cat's-eye stones, treatments, synthetic stones, and deceptive practices, followed by descriptions of specific gemstones, with broad price ranges, and tips on caring for gems. This edition has 323 new color photos and new gem species and varieties. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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