How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls

Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975528

Category:

Page: 153

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Initially published in 1992, the Pearl Buying Guide was the first book to give consumers details on judging pearl quality and value. The 186 new colour photographs in this updated 6th edition show new types of pearls, clasps and jewellery styles. Current information has been provided on natural pearls, treatments, cultivation and identification techniques. Although technical data is included to aid gemologists in detecting treatments and identifying pearls, the easy reading style and the 364 photos make this a customer-friendly book for both consumers and professionals. If youre looking for an easy-to-read, full colour, affordable pearl handbook that will help you select flattering pearls and spot fakes, this 6th Edition is the best choice available. 186 new photographs of pearls, pearl jewellery, neck pieces and pearl x-radiographs. Updated information on pearl types, geographic sources and freshwater pearls. Expanded chapter on natural pearls. Expanded chapter on "Creating Unique Pearl Jewelry with Colored Gems". New pearls and pearl jewellery styles.
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How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls & Pearl Jewelry

Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975443

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 153

View: 3728

Initially published in 1992, the "Pearl Buying Guide" was the first book to give consumers details on judging pearl quality and value. The 207 new colour photos in this updated 5th edition show new types of pearls, clasps and jewellery styles. Updated information has been provided on natural pearls, treatments, cultivation and identification techniques, and a brief chapter on antique pearl jewellery has been added. Written for both consumers and professionals, the "Pearl Buying Guide" gives step-by-step visual pointers on how to select flattering pearls that will give you maximum enjoyment. Library Journal described a previous edition of the Pearl Buying Guide as: "An interesting and easy-to-understand guide to buying, evaluating, selecting and caring for pearls and pearl jewellery. The opening chapters point out common mistakes made when buying pearls. Other chapters focus on evaluating pearl types and shapes, lustre, nacre thickness, colour, flaws, size, and make. Additional chapters cite differences in South Sea, black, and freshwater pearls as well as imitation, natural and cultured pearls. The closing chapters highlight the proper way to care for pearls as well as creative ways to wear them. The many photographs are valuable in illustrating the characteristics of and differences among pearls. Overall the guide is useful to all types of readers." The San Jose Mercury News said "If youre thinking of investing in pearls, invest $20 first in the Pearl Buying Guide by Renée Newman. Even if you already own pearls, this book has good tips on care and great ideas on different ways to wear pearls." A reporter for the Boston Herald wrote: "With loads of photos to illustrate her points, Newman tells readers how to check a pearls lustre, nacre, colour, and flaws . . . a gem-dandy guide to picking right-price pearls."
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A traveler's guide to buying diamonds, colored gems, pearls, gold and platinum jewelry

Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0929975499

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 324

View: 4369

The Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A Traveler's Guide To Buying Diamonds, Colored Gems, Pearls, Gold and Platinum Jewelry helps you learn what to look for when buying gems and what questions to ask jewelers. You’ll discover how gems are enhanced to make them appear better than they originally are and how marketing terms may be used to mislead you. You’ll even learn how to avoid hassles with customs. The first chapter of the Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide outlines and explains the factors that affect the price of colored gems. One of these factors, the treatment status, is discussed in depth in Chapter 2 and photo examples are shown of the effects of heat treatment, lead-glass fillings, beryllium treatment and laser drilling. Synthetic and imitation gems are discussed and illustrated in chapter 3. The fourth chapter is the longest one and describes the major colored gems that are currently sold in jewelry stores. These include alexandrite & cat’s-eye (chrysoberyl), amethyst & other quartz gems, ammolite, chalcedony, emerald, aquamarine & other beryls, garnets, iolite, jadeite, nephrite, kunzite, lapis lazuli, malachite, moonstone & some other feldspars, opal, peridot, ruby, sapphires, spinel, tanzanite, topaz, tourmalines, turquoise, and zircon. Evaluation, identification and care tips are provided for these gems along with their geographic sources. Seventy-five high-quality color photos are included. Chapter 5 provides information and photos on diamond grading, sources and care. Various pearls, amber, coral and ivory are discussed and illustrated in Chapter 6. Chapters 7, 8, and 11 cover jewelry metals and jewelry craftsmanship. Included are four charts that explain the meanings of marks for gold, platinum, palladium and silver content. Guidelines for having jewelry custom-made are also discussed. Chapter 9 lists the notable gems found in countries throughout the world. Chapters 12 and 13 will help you select a jeweler and be smart buyer at home and abroad. They discuss precautions one should adopt when buying gemstones and jewelry from an unknown supplier. You’ll learn how to select an appraiser and understand appraisals and gem lab reports in Chapters 14 and 15. When travelling abroad, the customs and website information provided in Chapter 16 will be especially useful. If you plan on purchasing gems and jewelry, the Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide will help you make wise decisions and have positive buying experiences at home and abroad.
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History of Fashion Accessories Series

Author: Ida Tomshinsky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524578231

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 7724

In a way, bracelets are among the most common form of jewelry. With the exception of earrings, bracelets are the most popular jewelry in the world. The book is a brief history lesson for bracelet curiosity types, jewelry aficionados, and collectors. The book explains the meaning, trendsetting, and evolving function of bracelets. It is an exciting reading from college students to professional jewelry makers, sellers, and buyers. The Bracelets Academy is a comprehensive resource filled with facts, quotes, and fascinating information that only a librarian can put together.
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Roman

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423106900

Category: German fiction

Page: 93

View: 2910

Diese in den 40er Jahren auch verfilmte Story gehört zum Besten, was John Steinbeck je geschrieben hat. Die Geschichte eines armen Fischers und einer ungewöhnlich großen und schönen Perle ein alter mexikanischer Sagenstoff, von John Steinbeck eindringlich und spannend in die Gegenwart übertragen. Nahe der mexikanischen Stadt La Paz, am Golf von Kalifornien, führen die Menschen ein armseliges, aber glückliches Leben. Sie glauben den Worten der Priester, die seit vierhundert Jahren predigen, ”daß jeder Mensch wie ein Soldat ist, den Gott sandte, um einen Teil des Schlosses, das unsere Erde im Weltenraum darstellt, zu bewachen. Manche stehen auf den Zinnen, manche aber tief unten in der Dunkelheit der Gewölbe. Jeder muß jedoch gläubig auf seinem Posten bleiben ...“ Es ist klar, wo der arme Fischer Keno und seine Frau Juana stehen. Doch als es um das Leben seines kleinen Sohnes Coyotito geht, beschließt Keno, sich gegen uralte Gesetze aufzulehnen und für sein Lebensglück zu kämpfen. Seine Waffe ist eine ungewöhnlich große und schöne Perle ...
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The Definitive Buying Guide : how to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Pearls

Author: Antoinette L. Matlins

Publisher: Gemstone Press

ISBN: 0943763355

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 198

View: 1663

With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.
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How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Diamond & Diamond Jewelry

Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975320

Category: Nature

Page: 156

View: 4948

Thjis title teaches the reader how to evaluate, identify, select and care for gemstones
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3739

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Author: Milad darejeh

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9383185848

Category: Nature

Page: 52

View: 5403

This book is the first of its kind to be published, in order to expand the knowledge of the gemology in a very simple way. Therefore using of complicated expression & words is being prevented to make it a step by step guide for everyone & we hope you find it user friendly
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The Buying Guide : how to Buy Diamonds, Colored Gemstones, Pearls, Gold & Jewelry with Confidence and Knowledge

Author: Antoinette Leonard Matlins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780943763118

Category: Jewelry

Page: 262

View: 6965

This completely updated, revised and expanded edition by two experts explains how to buy diamonds, pearls, and other precious and popular gems and metals with confidence and knowledge. Also includes information on design and style, plus gemstone laboratory reports. 16 full-color plates; 100 illustrations.
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Author: Joe Kraynak

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0789734087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1108

View: 5664

Alphabetically lists and describes Web sites on a variety of topics, including health, culture, business, travel, and education.
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How to Identify, Evaluate, Select and Care for Matrix Opal, Fire Agate , Blue Chalcedony, Rubellite, Indicolite, Paraiba and Other Tourmalines

Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975481

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 136

View: 7497

Exotic Gems, Volume 3 is the third in a series of books that explains with close-up photos the price factors and identifying traits of unusual gems. The stones are shown not only loose but also in jewelry, in the rough, under magnification and as beads in 422 color photos. Fun facts, historical anecdotes, geographic sources, gem treatment information, cutting advice, gemstone lighting recommendations, and tips on gem care are included along with diagrams and tables to aid in identification and evaluation. If you're interested in matrix opal, fire agate, blue chalcedony, Paraiba tourmaline, rubellite or other tourmalines, Exotic Gems can provide you with jewelry design ideas and in-depth information that will help you be a smart buyer and seller. Written in a succinct and user-friendly style, Exotic Gems: Volume 3 is an ideal reference for jewelers, sales associates, appraisers, gem collectors, gemology students, designers gem dealers and consumers.
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How to Spot Value & Ripoffs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975214

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 2194

You don't have to be a jeweler or gemologist to tell a ruby from red glass or a good sapphire from a bad one. The Ruby and Sapphire Buying Guide will show you how. It's easy to read, has lots of photos, and gives clear, step-by-step pointers on how to buy the best stone for the money. This is the only book to offer detailed guidelines and pictures on judging ruby and sapphire quality. Book jacket.
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Roman

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077222

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 653

Mit »Sohn ihres Vaters« erlebte Tahar Ben Jelloun seinen Durchbruch als Schriftsteller. Er erzählt darin im Stil eines orientalischen Märchens aus Tausendundeiner Nacht die Geschichte von Zahra, der achten Tochter des arabischen Kaufmanns Hadsch Ahmed Suleiman, der sich verzweifelt einen Sohn als Nachfolger wünscht. Weil er den Sohn nicht bekommt, erklärt er kurzerhand Zahra zu seinem »kleinen Prinzen«. Und so wächst Zahra vor den Augen der Familie, der Verwandten, der Nachbarschaft als Knabe Ahmed auf ... Mit »Die Nacht der Unschuld« spinnt Ben Jelloun Zahras Geschichte fort. Sie ist zwanzig Jahre alt, als ihr Vater stirbt und sie sich endlich nicht mehr als Junge ausgeben muss. »Glücklich, verrückt und ganz neu« macht sie sich in einer haltlosen Männergesellschaft auf die Suche nach ihrer Identität. Der zärtlichste und zugleich zornigste Roman des großen Ben Jelloun, für den er den Prix Goncourt bekam.
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Der Telomer-Effekt - Von der Nobelpreisträgerin Elizabeth Blackburn

Author: Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn,Prof. Dr. Elissa Epel

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641112052

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 7773

Telomere sind die Schutzkappen unserer Chromosomen und damit direkt mit der Zellalterung sowie dem Entstehen vieler Krankheiten wie Krebs, Diabetes und Herzkreislaufbeschwerden verbunden. Nobelpreisträgerin Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn und ihre Kollegin Dr. Elissa Epel haben in jahrelanger Forschung herausgefunden, woraus unsere Telomere bestehen und wie wir sie erhalten können. Wissenschaftlich fundiert und praktisch erklärt: In diesem Buch finden Sie die Anleitung für einen vitalen Körper. Bleiben Sie jung und gesund – ein Leben lang.
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