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    The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones: A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones from Cut and Color to Shape and Settings (Paperback) By (author) Judith Crowe

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    Description"For goldsmiths, collectors, jewelry-makers, investors, retailers and consumers." The trade of gemstones is a highly specialized and often secretive business. Using The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones, written by an expert gemstone dealer and designer, will provide any consumer with the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one. Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. Great for informed consumers, the book includes: Sources and grading Traditional and modern settings Cutting and faceting Designing a special setting Gemstone groups Appraising, buying and handling gemstones Diamond types and pearls Spotting synthetics and fakes. Here is a sampling of the practical insider information in this book: Using a loupe to examine a stone Understanding laser cutting and carving Identifying synthetic diamonds Buying at gem fairs and from dealers Cleaning and storing stones. No other book has this kind expert advice -- up-to-date, clearly presented and fully illustrated -- on evaluating and using gemstones.


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    Title
    The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones
    Subtitle
    A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones from Cut and Color to Shape and Settings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Judith Crowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770851085
    ISBN 10: 1770851089
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WFJ
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BIC subject category V2: RNF, WCP
    B&T General Subject: 120
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    DC22: 553.8
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WNR
    DC21: 553
    B&T Approval Code: A04505300
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT021000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CRA014000, NAT030000
    DC22: 553
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: QE392 .C76 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WNR, RNF, WFJ, WCP
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Publication date
    25 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Buffalo, N.Y.
    Author Information
    Judith Crowe is a jewelry-maker and gemstone dealer in London, England.
    Review quote
    [Review of hardcover edition] A blend of delightful eye candy with sapphires, emeralds, rubies, jade, quartz and pearls and practical lessons about to look for in a piece, the best cuts, and how to detect the synthetic stones from the fakes. A beautiful tabletop book for those who adore jewelry and an excellent education resource for consumers.--Tanya Enberg"Toronto 24 Hours" (11/01/2006)