Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide - How to Select, Buy, Care for and Enjoy Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies and Other Colored Gems with Confidence and Knowledge
Newly updated and expanded, COLORED GEMSTONES gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell or simply enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies and other colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge.
With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gems such as Internet auctions and TV shopping there has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect colored gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.
This practical, comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide provides all the information you need in order to know what to look for, and what to look out for, including:
Written by an insider, this easy-to-read guide is the unofficial colored gemstone bible for anyone who wants to get the most for their moneyand enjoy what they have purchased."
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Colored gemstones: the Antoinette Matlins buying guide: how to select, buy, care for & enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other colored gems with confidence and knowledgeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
A leading authority in gems and gem care, Matlins has issued two additional titles in her "buying guide" series. Colored Gemstones covers traditional background information and the allure of precious ... Read full review