Gem Identification Made Easy A Hands On Guide To More Confident Buying Selling 6th Edition

Author: Antoinette Matlins PG FGA
Publisher: GemStone Press
ISBN: 0997014555
Size: 77.60 MB
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Gem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Includes over 150 photographs and illustrationsover 80 in full color!

Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain how to properly use essential but uncomplicated instruments to identify stones, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments that, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones.

The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is knowing both what to look for and what to look out for.

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:

  • Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.
  • Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:
    • Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds
    • Filled diamonds
    • Diffused "blue" sapphires and "red" rubies
    • HPHT-treated diamonds
    • ... and much more!
  • Determine how to spot the newest "composite" imitations.
  • Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina's chromium-rich emeralds.
  • Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.
  • Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.
  • Become more professional in your business or hobby.


Gem Identification Made Easy

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763592
Size: 20.36 MB
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A Hands-on Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling Antoinette Leonard
Matlins, Antonio C. Bonanno ... Paperback) plus s/h* JEWELRY & GEMS, 6TH
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Colored Gemstones

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763452
Size: 16.90 MB
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The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide - How to Select, Buy, Care for and Enjoy
Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies and Other ... 6th edition GEM IDENTIFICATION
MADE EASY A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling 3rd edition ...

Gem Identification Made Easy

Author: Antonio C. Bonanno
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 9780997014556
Size: 55.98 MB
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Contents: Setting Up a Basic Lab; Proper Lighting; How to Use Each Instrument & What It Will Show; Major Errors and How to Correct Them, and more.

Diamonds

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763460
Size: 20.31 MB
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Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge ... 6th edition GEM IDENTIFICATION
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The Pearl Book

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 0943763355
Size: 66.68 MB
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The Definitive Buying Guide - How to Select, Buy, Care for and Enjoy Pearls
Antoinette L. Matlins ... (Quality Paperback) plus s/h* GEM IDENTIFICATION
MADE EASY, 3RD EDITION: A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO MORE CONFIDENT
BUYING & SELLING ______ copies at $36.95 (Hardcover) plus s/h* GEMS &
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Gemstones Of The World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Size: 62.11 MB
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Engagement Wedding Rings

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Publisher: Gemstone Press
ISBN: 9780943763200
Size: 73.48 MB
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The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love Antoinette Leonard Matlins,
Antonio C. Bonanno ... The Power of Love: Six Centuries of Diamond Betrothal
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Confident Buying and Selling. 2nd Edition. Woodstock, Vt.: GemStone Press,
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Gemology

Author: Cornelius S. Hurlbut
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471526674
Size: 80.63 MB
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This edition has been revised and expanded to reflect recent and varied developments in the highly specialized field of gemology.

Gemmology

Author: P. G. Read
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483144674
Size: 73.22 MB
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The book is more expansive and up-to-date than the author's earlier book, Beginner's Guide to Gemmology. The book deals with the practical and theoretical sides of gemmology.