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Gemstone Buying Guide by Renee Newman (1998-07-04)

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  • By Sueg on April 2, 2014

    This is another book by Renee Newman. I like that she writes about everything you need to know on every gemstone. She goes into detail on what to look for when buying a stone. I would have someone just starting to read this book. Its one of the best.

  • By Leigh on December 9, 2013

    if you are interested in gems and want to know more about them you will enjoy this book it has a lot of information

  • By D. L. DeShong on March 11, 2000

    Excellent resource. Packed with pictures and data on gem types and sub types. Ranks stones that come in many colors by value. (e.g. tourmalines, spinel,sapphires, etc.). Tables on specific gravity, hardness, etc. help with positive identification.I echo the positive comments made in other reviews of this book.

  • By A customer on May 4, 1999

    I started looking for books that would educate me on what to look for when purchasing gemstone and gold jewelry. Somehow, I stumbled onto this author's previous book, the Gold Buying Guide, which I loved so much that I ended up buying this book as well! R. Newman gives wonderful detailed advice for the consumer on what to look for in buying jewelry and what to avoid. This is a -must- for anyone planning to buy gemston jewelry!

  • By A customer on August 23, 1998

    Magnificent four-color pictures that not only assist in identifying gems but also highlight how the stones can be used as sculptures as well as in jewelry. The author tells what the book should be used for as well as what it should not be used for. Pleanty of graphics and charts that explain the anatomy of gems, various cuts, hardness, toughness, refraction and care. A bit more technical than I wanted--but better too much information than too little. Especially helpful in its explanation of how gems are "treated" to appear better than they really are, or, to enhance the color and price of the gemstone. The book is good enough that I'm ordering a second copy for a friend!

  • By Elizabeth Cita on March 30, 2002

    If you are looking for a brief, concise, easy to read book that spells out the basics for gem buying, this is for you. It also has some lore and some of the most beautiful photographs of gems I have ever seen. Inexpensive and useful.

  • By [email protected] on June 21, 1999

    Within two weeks of receiving this book I need to reference a new gemstone that arrived in the jewelry store I worked. I was able to give the buyer additional information she was not aware of! I recommend this for any jewelry store employee to have close by for reference. Great book!

  • By A customer on August 17, 1999

    Do you want a book which shows how a TRUE top gemstone looks like ? Buy it. Do you want to understand why you cannot buy a really! pigeon blood red ruby for 100 dollars a carat? Buy it. You cannot decide if the paraiba tourmaline, advertised on an internet auction for 135 dollars, may be a good business? Buy it

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