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

Front Cover
Sourcebooks, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 310 pages
1 Review
"Whenever anybody asks me about buying a diamond, I give them this book."
--Rob Bates, National Jeweler Magazine
Get Your Money's Worth on a Great Diamond
Buying a diamond can be one of the most important and intimidating purchases you ever make. Whether you?re getting engaged or married, or are buying for an anniversary, investment or just because, How to Buy a Diamond will take the pressure and uncertainty out of your purchase, and will show you how to get the best diamond for your money.
Newly revised, and completely updated, How to Buy a Diamond is the only book on the market to include wholesalers? secret pricing charts that you, the public, never get to see! The charts are broken down by carat, clarity and color--including the various types of color within each color grade for the first time ever.
"Finally, one of the top diamond experts breaks the silence and demystifies the world of diamonds for regular folks like you and me."
--Gregory J.P. Godek, author of 1001 Ways To Be Romantic
Important sections include:
--Matching your funds with the perfect diamond
--The four C's explained: clarity, color, cut and carat size
--Ring styles and settings
--Insuring and caring for your diamond
--Picking the right jeweler
--Jewelers? tricks of the trade
--Wholesalers? secret pricing charts!

Fred Cuellar is one of the world's top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design. He is an importer, diamond cutter and jewelry designer committed to simplifying the diamond buying process for consumers. His clients have included the Dallas Cowboys, the Detroit Red Wings, the Saudi Royal Family and hundreds ofprofessional athletes and celebrities.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Excellent choice

User Review  - bellemai - Overstock.com

I chose 2 stars for entertainment value as this book was purchased for its information. Its a great tool for someone wanting to learn how to value a gem. It was bought to give my husband some muchneeded extra help and I can recommend it wholeheartedly. Read full review

Contents

Cost
61
Ring Settings
107
Picking the Jeweler
113
Copyright

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Fred Cuellar is founder and president of Diamond Cutters International and is known as one of the world's top diamond experts. Cuellar is accredited in diamonds by the Gemological Institute of America. Cuellar is the official diamond expert for MSNBC, Men's Health, AOL's theknot.com and The Wedding Network, and Icon magazine. He has been featured and discussed on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC's Today Show, CBS Morning News, CNN, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, In Style as well as over 100 other news and talk shows. He lives in Houston, Texas.

Bibliographic information