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Jewelry & Gems The Buying Guide

How to Buy Diamonds, Pearls, Precious and Other Popular Gems with Confidence and Knowledge

  • Antoinette Leonard Matlins
  • Antonio C. Bonanno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Getting to Know Gems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 3-8
    3. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 9-16
  3. Diamonds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 19-21
    3. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 23-32
    4. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 33-39
    5. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 41-48
    6. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 49-53
    7. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 55-71
    8. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 73-75
    9. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 77-84
  4. Colored Gemstones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 87-92
    3. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 93-104
    4. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 105-119
    5. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 121-136
    6. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 137-143
    7. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 145-172
  5. Important Advice before You Buy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 175-176
    3. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 177-184
    4. Antoinette Leonard Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno
      Pages 185-190
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 191-207

About this book

Introduction

to this edition In working with my own clients to acquire gemstones and jewelry since this book was first published in 1984, they have pointed out that most people buy "jewelry" and not "gemstones." Because the book offers so much practical advice and money-saving tips about buying jewelry, they urged me to change the title. So, in this edition The Complete Guide to Buying Gems has been changed to Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide. Consumer and professional response to the book has been very gratifying. Almost 14,000 hardcover copies are in circulation. We have received hundreds of letters, phone calls and in-person comments about the helpfulness and interesting information it provides. We thank you for encouraging us to make the book more widely available by bringing out this softcover edition. We have taken the opportunity of this softcover edition to update the price guides for diamonds and colored gemstones and, in light of the increase in both the popularity and price of pearls, to add a price guide for them in the "Guide to Popular Gems and Their Prices." Also, we want to take this opportunity to comment further on gem invest­ ment, taking into account major developments since the original manuscript was written in 1980.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Antoinette Leonard Matlins
    • 1
  • Antonio C. Bonanno
  1. 1.South WoodstockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7463-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-943-76301-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7463-3
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