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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Buying Diamonds & Gems

I was recently asked to review another one of Antoinette Matlins' latest books, written with A.C, Bonanno -

Jewelry & Gems - The Buying Guide, 7th Edition.

If you've ever wondered about those coloured stones on your jewellery or on the jewellery you admire more, this author is here to explain it all with the help of some exceptional pictures.

Whether you're enthralled with diamonds, opals,  sapphires or rubies.... there's a lot to learn in this book. There is also a lot of detail on individual stones, their official name, their popular name, their typical colour, as well as approximate retail cost per carat.... so if you're planning on buying yourself a gemstone or getting somebody one or actually enticing somebody to get you one, you really must read this book and learn all the nitty gritty details. Especially since we all know there are several synthetic imitations of the real thing and unless you know what you're on about, you can easily be conned.

Jewelry & Gems - The Buying Guide by Antoinette Matlins, PG and A.C. Bonanno, FGA, PG, ASA, is published by Gemstone Press.

For more information visit http://www.gemstonepress.com/


Sharon S said...

Hi my dear-sounds like a really interesting book. Hope you're well and have a great week too x

Unknown said...

Fascinating! My father is a gemstone dealer so I grew up with a heap of "coloured stones" around me. I never tire of looking at gemstones....not even now!