Pearl Buying Guide

Author: Renee Newman
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ISBN: 9780929975443
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Initially published in 1992, the "Pearl Buying Guide" was the first book to give consumers details on judging pearl quality and value. The 207 new colour photos in this updated 5th edition show new types of pearls, clasps and jewellery styles. Updated information has been provided on natural pearls, treatments, cultivation and identification techniques, and a brief chapter on antique pearl jewellery has been added. Written for both consumers and professionals, the "Pearl Buying Guide" gives step-by-step visual pointers on how to select flattering pearls that will give you maximum enjoyment. Library Journal described a previous edition of the Pearl Buying Guide as: "An interesting and easy-to-understand guide to buying, evaluating, selecting and caring for pearls and pearl jewellery. The opening chapters point out common mistakes made when buying pearls. Other chapters focus on evaluating pearl types and shapes, lustre, nacre thickness, colour, flaws, size, and make. Additional chapters cite differences in South Sea, black, and freshwater pearls as well as imitation, natural and cultured pearls. The closing chapters highlight the proper way to care for pearls as well as creative ways to wear them. The many photographs are valuable in illustrating the characteristics of and differences among pearls. Overall the guide is useful to all types of readers." The San Jose Mercury News said "If youre thinking of investing in pearls, invest $20 first in the Pearl Buying Guide by Renée Newman. Even if you already own pearls, this book has good tips on care and great ideas on different ways to wear pearls." A reporter for the Boston Herald wrote: "With loads of photos to illustrate her points, Newman tells readers how to check a pearls lustre, nacre, colour, and flaws . . . a gem-dandy guide to picking right-price pearls."

Pearl Buying Guide

Author: Renée Newman
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ISBN: 9780929975528
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Initially published in 1992, the Pearl Buying Guide was the first book to give consumers details on judging pearl quality and value. The 186 new colour photographs in this updated 6th edition show new types of pearls, clasps and jewellery styles. Current information has been provided on natural pearls, treatments, cultivation and identification techniques. Although technical data is included to aid gemologists in detecting treatments and identifying pearls, the easy reading style and the 364 photos make this a customer-friendly book for both consumers and professionals. If youre looking for an easy-to-read, full colour, affordable pearl handbook that will help you select flattering pearls and spot fakes, this 6th Edition is the best choice available. 186 new photographs of pearls, pearl jewellery, neck pieces and pearl x-radiographs. Updated information on pearl types, geographic sources and freshwater pearls. Expanded chapter on natural pearls. Expanded chapter on "Creating Unique Pearl Jewelry with Colored Gems". New pearls and pearl jewellery styles.

Gem Jewelry Pocket Guide

Author: Renee Newman
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0929975499
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The Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide To Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry helps you learn what to look for when buying gems and what questions to ask jewelers. You’ll discover how gems are enhanced to make them appear better than they originally are and how marketing terms may be used to mislead you. You’ll even learn how to avoid hassles with customs. The first chapter of the Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide outlines and explains the factors that affect the price of colored gems. One of these factors, the treatment status, is discussed in depth in Chapter 2 and photo examples are shown of the effects of heat treatment, lead-glass fillings, beryllium treatment and laser drilling. Synthetic and imitation gems are discussed and illustrated in chapter 3. The fourth chapter is the longest one and describes the major colored gems that are currently sold in jewelry stores. These include alexandrite & cat’s-eye (chrysoberyl), amethyst & other quartz gems, ammolite, chalcedony, emerald, aquamarine & other beryls, garnets, iolite, jadeite, nephrite, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone & some other feldspars, opal, peridot, ruby, sapphires, spinel, tanzanite, topaz, tourmalines, turquoise, and zircon. Evaluation, identification and care tips are provided for these gems along with their geographic sources. Seventy-five high-quality color photos are included. Chapter 5 provides information and photos on diamond grading, sources and care. Various pearls, amber, coral and ivory are discussed and illustrated in Chapter 6. Chapters 7, 8, and 11 cover jewelry metals and jewelry craftsmanship. Included are four charts that explain the meanings of marks for gold, platinum, palladium and silver content. Guidelines for having jewelry custom-made are also discussed. Chapter 9 lists the notable gems found in countries throughout the world. Chapters 12 and 13 will help you select a jeweler and be smart buyer at home and abroad. They discuss precautions one should adopt when buying gemstones and jewelry from an unknown supplier. You’ll learn how to select an appraiser and understand appraisals and gem lab reports in Chapters 14 and 15. When travelling abroad, the customs and website information provided in Chapter 16 will be especially useful. If you plan on purchasing gems and jewelry, the Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide will help you make wise decisions and have positive buying experiences at home and abroad.

Bracelets Academy

Author: Ida Tomshinsky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524578231
Size: 65.52 MB
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In a way, bracelets are among the most common form of jewelry. With the exception of earrings, bracelets are the most popular jewelry in the world. The book is a brief history lesson for bracelet curiosity types, jewelry aficionados, and collectors. The book explains the meaning, trendsetting, and evolving function of bracelets. It is an exciting reading from college students to professional jewelry makers, sellers, and buyers. The Bracelets Academy is a comprehensive resource filled with facts, quotes, and fascinating information that only a librarian can put together.

Pearl Gemology Buying Guide

Author: Milad darejeh
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 9383185848
Size: 24.93 MB
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This book is the first of its kind to be published, in order to expand the knowledge of the gemology in a very simple way. Therefore using of complicated expression & words is being prevented to make it a step by step guide for everyone & we hope you find it user friendly

Pearls Of Wisdom

Author: Kiesha Joseph
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
ISBN: 1619847779
Size: 68.37 MB
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The Ruby Sapphire Buying Guide

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ISBN: 9780929975214
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You don't have to be a jeweler or gemologist to tell a ruby from red glass or a good sapphire from a bad one. The Ruby and Sapphire Buying Guide will show you how. It's easy to read, has lots of photos, and gives clear, step-by-step pointers on how to buy the best stone for the money. This is the only book to offer detailed guidelines and pictures on judging ruby and sapphire quality. Book jacket.

The Pearl Oyster

Author: Paul Southgate
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080931777
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Contrary to a generally held view that pearls are found by chance in oysters, almost all are now produced from farms. This book is a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the biology of pearl oysters, their anatomy, reproduction, genetics, diseases, etc. It considers how they are farmed from spawning and culturing larvae in hatcheries to adults in the ocean; how various environmental factors, including pollution affect them; and how modern techniques are successfully producing large numbers of cultured pearls. This is the ultimate reference source on pearl oysters and the culture of pearls, written and edited by a number of scientists who are world experts in their fields. •Comprehensive treatment of pearl oyster biology and pearl culture •Written by the top world authorities •Highly illustrated and figured •Of practical relevance to a broad readership, from professional biologists to those involved in the practicalities and practice of pearl production

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.