Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love

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The book couples in love have been waiting for. . .
revised and updated!

Engagement & Wedding Rings takes the fear and anxiety out of buying an engagement or wedding ring, restoring the romance and the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Inside Engagement & Wedding Rings, you'll find everything you need to know to select, buy and enjoy ... to truly experience the wonder and excitement that should be part of finding--or creating that "perfect" ring.

Engagement & Wedding Rings;is filled with useful information to help you make the right choice, including:

  • Romantic traditions behind engagement and wedding rings.
  • How to select the right design and style for you.
  • Tricks to get what you want on a budget.
  • Steps to compare prices properly.
  • How to select the perfect bridal pearls.
  • The latest cuts, ring styles and designs.
  • Secrets to differences in diamonds and colored gemstones that may appear to be the same quality.
  • How to select your jeweler, appraiser and insurer.
  • What to do to protect yourself against fraud and misrepresentation--what to ask and what to get in writing.

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The Romance of the Ring
Engagement and Wedding Ring Traditions
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About the author (2003)

Antoinette Matlins, P.G., is the most widely read author in the world on the subject of jewelry and gems. Her books include Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (over 250,000 copies now in print--the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports); Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites; and many more. An internationally respected gem and jewelry expert and a popular media guest, she is frequently quoted as an expert source in print media and seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, educating the public about gems and jewelry and exposing fraud.

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