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.

The Pearl Book

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763355
Size: 19.81 MB
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With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.

Pearls

Author: Fred Ward
Publisher: Gem Book Pub
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Fourth in the Fred Ward Gem Book Series, PEARLS, REVISED, has new color photographs with the latest most accurate information. Everything you need to know about pearls: culturing, buying, and caring for them. The history and lore of pearls covers natural, cultured, saltwater, freshwater, mother-of-pearl and imitation.

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101659815
Size: 73.32 MB
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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lucca Preziosa

Author: Dora Liscia Bemporad
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ISBN: 9783981084801
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Gem Jewelry Pocket Guide

Author: Renee Newman
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0929975499
Size: 63.35 MB
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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.

Mikimoto

Author: Nick Foulkes
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759402588
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Born to a noodle-maker in a small town in Toba, Japan, Kokichi Mikimoto followed his vision and his passion to become one of the world's greatest inventors. His creation - the perfect pearl. Nature forms the lustrous pearl by chance inside the oyster, and throughout history this rare jewel of the sea remained synonymous with mystery, power, and wealth. A young Mikimoto vowed to make its beauty accessible to all and to protect fragile oyster beds that greed so wantonly destroyed. His quest to uncover the pearl's secrets led to the world's first cultivated pearl - a feat no man had yet achieved. The name Mikimoto would become tantamount with the pearl around the world. Today, Kokichi Mikimoto's goal - that every woman might know the splendor of the pearl - extends to nearly every major city in the world. Heavy in the hand and cool to the touch, Mikimoto's pearls remain the ultimate symbol of pure, natural elegance.

Gold Platinum Palladium Silver Other Jewelry Metals

Author: Renee Newman
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ISBN: 9780929975474
Size: 13.27 MB
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An illustrated reference on the properties and jewelry uses of gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper, bronze, brass, iron, stainless steel, Damascus steel, titanium, niobium, aluminum, tungsten carbide and cobalt chrome. The book explains how to test, buy, sell, evaluate and care for jewelry with precious and alternative metals. Besides providing an historical perspective and interesting facts about the metals, this book discusses jewelry manufacturing methods, fineness markings, plating, enameling, refiners and responsible mining & business practices High-quality color photos show how these metals are creatively used in jewelry.