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Diamonds : The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide: How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Diamonds with

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Newly updated and expanded, Diamonds gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sell—or simply enjoy—diamonds with confidence and knowledge.

Whether you are buying a diamond for an engagement ring, anniversary, to commemorate a special moment or for personal pleasure, today it is more important than ever to understand what you are buying. There are new shapes and cuts, fancy colors, high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds. There are new ways to buy—such as Internet auctions. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.

Practical, comprehensive and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information you need to buy sparkling diamonds with confidence, including:

  • What is a diamond?
  • An in-depth look at factors affecting differences in quality and cost.
  • Diamond grading reports—why all the information is important, and what it tells you.
  • How to compare prices.
  • How to spot differences in stones that may appear to be the same quality.
  • How to protect yourself from misrepresentation.
  • Questions to ask when buying any diamond.
  • What to get in writing.
  • How to get what you want within your budget.
  • Important information about buying on the Internet … and much more!

Written by an "insider," this easy-to-read guide is the “unofficial diamond bible” for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.

Number of Pages: 259.0
Genre: Antiques + Collectibles
Sub-Genre: Jewelry, Reference
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Antoinette Matlins
Language: English
Street Date: April 7, 2016
TCIN: 50779118
UPC: 9780990415268
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-5880

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