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Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide To Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold And Platinum Jewelry

"Newman's guides are the ones to take along when shopping." Library Journal The perfect pocket-sized companion for those traveling and thinking about purchasing jewelry or stones. Renee Newman, author of the highly respected gem and jewelry guides including Diamond Ring Buying Guide and Gold & Platinum Jewelry Buying Guide, has written a concise buying guide covering gems, gold and platinum that's a perfect handy reference. Here's important information on how to select jewelers and appraisers; a chapter on notable gem sources and which countries are noted for specific gems; information on coral, ivory and amber; precautions one must take when buying from an unfamiliar source; and customs regulations, duties and how to use lab reports. Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide will become an indispensable resource that will be used time and time again.

Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Intl Jewelry Pubns (September 9, 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0929975308

ISBN-13: 978-0929975306

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.8 x 7.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #174,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #34 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Jewelry #101 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Antiques Care & Reference > Reference #242 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Antiques & Collectibles

Profusely illustrated in full color, Renee Newman's Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide To Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold And Platinum Jewelry is the most concise, definitive, informative, authoritative, portable, and "user friendly" guide for travelers seeking to buy gems and jewelry while on their travels. This little pocket-sized compendium offers invaluable tips for the non-specialist general reader on quality evaluation, fake and lab-grown gems, custom-made jewelry, customs regulations, gem treatment, and geographic gem sources. Whether acquiring gems and jewelry for personal use, commercial resale, or as a collectible, first read through Renee Newman's Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide.

I read this book while visiting a relative and decided that this book is a must to have before buying any gems, so I bought my own copy. At least I can ask the right questions and understand the seller's answers better.

The latest great book from Renee Newman: this is another wonderful book written to help acquire the right knowledge when making the important decision to purchase a special piece of jewelry! Bravo!

Love this book. It's the perfect book for me to take to the Tucson Gem Show. I've learned a lot about gems but it never hurts to have a pocket book around to help when I'm not sure or don't know.

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