The pearl buying guide

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International Jewelry Publications, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 186 pages

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So many subtle considerations of quality go into the selection and purchase of pearls-luster, size, shape, origin, flaws, nacre thickness, and color-and this book is an indispensable guide to judging ... Read full review

The pearl buying guide

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Newman has compiled an interesting and easy-to-understand guide to buying, evaluating, selecting, and caring for pearls and pearl jewelry. The opening chapters point out common mistakes made when ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Curious Facts About Pearls
19
Pearl Types Shapes
25
Judging Luster Nacre Thickness
41
Judging Flaws
65
Do We Need Standardized Grades to Judge Flaws?
72
Judging Make
83
Black Pearls
97
Imitation or Not?
123
Natural or Cultured?
135
Choosing the Clasp
143
Versatile Ways to Wear a Strand of Pearls
149
Finding a Good Buy
165
Bibliography
173
Index
183
Copyright

Freshwater Pearls
111

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About the author (1992)

Newman is a gemologist with broad experience in pricing and evaluating gemstones and jewelry.

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