Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Intl Jewelry Pubns (September 9, 2006)
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)
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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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