Diamond ring buying guide: how to evaluate, identify and select diamond & diamond jewelry
"Delves into the intricacies of shape, carat weight, color, clarity, setting style, and cut - happily avoiding all industry argon and keeping explanations streamlined enough so even the first-time diamond buyer can confidently choose a gem...a wealth of information." - Booklist Bridaltips.com says it's "the best diamond book the easy-to-read 6th edition has 150 glossy pages with color photos to elevate you to expert shopper. You'll read it in one night and know more than many salespeople. This book is the book you should take with you to the jeweler." Topics include: Factors that determine prices (like clarity, color, cut quality transparency) Diamond treatments; Diamond cleaning, storage, and presenting diamond switching; Tips and photos on detecting fakes such as glass, CZ and synthetic moissanite; Suggestions on choosing design styles that reflect ones personality and lifestyle; Color photos of faceting styles, shapes, and colors; Color photos of good and bad cuts to help you judge cut quality; Color photos of inclusions and flaws; Clarity grade photos and charts, from 13 on up, and Gold and platinum ring color photos custom ring buying tips. As C. R. Beesley, president of the American Gemological Laboratories states: "There's no doubt this guide is a valuable asset to the retail jewelry buyer. This is a definite thumbs up!"
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This is great book with exceptional pictures and information. But, as a companion, I highly recommend that you also get 'How To Buy A Diamond' by Fred Cuellar - no pictures but stupendious reading. After reading these two books you'll be well informed. ...
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