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The unofficial coloured gemstone bible for anyone who wants to get the most for their money.
This is the most exciting time to buy a coloured gemstone because there are more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gems?such as Internet auctions and TV shopping.
But so much sophisticated technology is now available that the buyer must remain wary of fraud at all times.
Lack of information, error and even false information can turn the buying of a gem or a piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and even costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.
Practical, comprehensive and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information one needs on buying sparkling gemstones with confidence.
About the Author
Antoinette Matlins, P.G. is an internationally respected gem and jewelry expert, author, and lecturer. Her books are widely used throughout the world by consumers and professionals in the gem and jewelry field alike. Ms. Matlins? books include Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (over 300,000 copies now in print--the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports), The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide, Gem Identification Made Easy; Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love; Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide, and Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites.