Pearl Buying Guide

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.

Pearl Buying Guide

How to Identify and Evaluate Pearls & Pearl Jewelry

Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975443

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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 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."

The Pearl Book

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

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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.

Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide

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: 4867

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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.

Pearls

Author: Fred Ward

Publisher: Gem Book Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 64

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Fourth in the Fred Ward Gem Book Series, PEARLS, REVISED, has new color photographs with the latest most accurate information. Everything you need to know about pearls: culturing, buying, and caring for them. The history and lore of pearls covers natural, cultured, saltwater, freshwater, mother-of-pearl and imitation.

Mikimoto

Author: Nick Foulkes

Publisher: Editions Assouline

ISBN: 9782759402588

Category: Design

Page: 80

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Born to a noodle-maker in a small town in Toba, Japan, Kokichi Mikimoto followed his vision and his passion to become one of the world's greatest inventors. His creation - the perfect pearl. Nature forms the lustrous pearl by chance inside the oyster, and throughout history this rare jewel of the sea remained synonymous with mystery, power, and wealth. A young Mikimoto vowed to make its beauty accessible to all and to protect fragile oyster beds that greed so wantonly destroyed. His quest to uncover the pearl's secrets led to the world's first cultivated pearl - a feat no man had yet achieved. The name Mikimoto would become tantamount with the pearl around the world. Today, Kokichi Mikimoto's goal - that every woman might know the splendor of the pearl - extends to nearly every major city in the world. Heavy in the hand and cool to the touch, Mikimoto's pearls remain the ultimate symbol of pure, natural elegance.

Tears of Mermaids

The Secret Story of Pearls

Author: Stephen G. Bloom

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429923637

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 652

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A round, luminescent pearl is the simplest and most perfect gem. Columbus sought—and found—this precious jewel coveted by his Spanish sovereigns, sparking popularity throughout Europe. Fashion icons Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Grace, and Michelle Obama cherished them, making them iconic. And designer Coco Chanel raised them to new heights, bringing pearls— fake and real—to women everywhere. In Tears of Mermaids, Stephen G. Bloom travels 30,000 miles in an effort to trace a single pearl—from the moment a diver off the coast of Australia scoops an oyster containing a single luminescent pearl from the ocean floor to the instant a woman fastens the clasp of a strand containing the same orb. Bloom chronicles the never-before-told saga of the global pearl trade by gaining access to clandestine outposts in China, the Philippines, French Polynesia and Australia. He infiltrates high-tech pearl farms guarded by gun-toting sentries, farms for pearls in rural China, and even goes backstage at Christie's for a fast and furious auction of the most expensive pearl ever sold. Teeming with rogue humor and uncanny intelligence, Tears of Mermaids weaves a nonstop detective story whose main character is the world's most enduring jewel.

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659815

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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“There it lay, the great pearl, perfect as the moon.” Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull's egg, as "perfect as the moon." With the pearl comes hope, the promise of comfort and of security.... A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man's nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Exotic Gems, Volume 3

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: 2513

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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.

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals

How to Test, Select & Care for Them

Author: Renee Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975474

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 136

View: 9101

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An illustrated reference on the properties and jewelry uses of gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper, bronze, brass, iron, stainless steel, Damascus steel, titanium, niobium, aluminum, tungsten carbide and cobalt chrome. The book explains how to test, buy, sell, evaluate and care for jewelry with precious and alternative metals. Besides providing an historical perspective and interesting facts about the metals, this book discusses jewelry manufacturing methods, fineness markings, plating, enameling, refiners and responsible mining & business practices High-quality color photos show how these metals are creatively used in jewelry.

The book of the pearl

the history, art, science, and industry of the queen of gems

Author: George Frederick Kunz,Charles Hugh Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pearl industry and trade

Page: 548

View: 8610

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Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide

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: 1563

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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.

Bracelets Academy

History of Fashion Accessories Series

Author: Ida Tomshinsky

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524578231

Category: Education

Page: 150

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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.

Gemstone Buying Guide

How to Evaluate, Identify, Select and Care for Colored Gems

Author: Renée Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780929975511

Category: Precious stones

Page: 153

View: 3540

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This 3rd Edition provides concise yet comprehensive information on colored gem quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, optical effects, gem care and geographic sources. Many of the gems are shown mounted in striking designer jewelry. There are 323 new colour photos and several new gem species and varieties in this new Third Edition. Also included are interesting historical facts mixed with scientific data and a bit of folklore. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems. If you want to become a savvy buyer and learn how to select coloured gemstones, then youll find the Gemstone Buying Guide a fascinating and valuable resource.

Pearls of Life

For the Personal Spiritual Journey

Author: Martin Lonnebo,Carolina Welin,Carolina Johnasson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849522830

Category: Pearls

Page: 96

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The Pearls of Life are used by thousands of people today as a contemporary aid to prayer. This book, featuring full-colour photos, describes the meaning of the pearls and how to use them.

The Book of Why

The New Science of Cause and Effect

Author: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2153

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A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.

Sleep Medicine Pearls E-Book

Author: Richard B. Berry,Mary H Wagner

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323319718

Category: Medical

Page: 580

View: 9635

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Sleep Medicine is a rapidly growing and changing field. Experienced sleep medicine clinicians and educators Richard B. Berry, MD and Mary H. Wagner, MD present the completely revised, third edition of Sleep Medicine Pearls featuring 150 cases that review key elements in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of sleep disorders. The cases are preceded by short fundamentals chapters that present enough basic information so that a physician new to sleep medicine can start reading page 1 and quickly learn the essential information needed to care for patients with sleep disorders. A concise, practical format makes this an ideal resource for sleep medicine physicians in active practice, sleep fellows learning sleep medicine, and physicians studying for the sleep boards. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Zero in on the practical, "case-based" information you need to effectively interpret sleep studies (polysomnography, home sleep testing, multiple sleep latency testing), sleep logs, and actigraphy. Get clear, visual guidance with numerous figures and sleep tracings illustrating important concepts that teach the reader how to recognize important patterns needed to diagnose sleep disorders. Confer on the go with short, templated chapters—ideal for use by busy physicians. A combination of brief didactic material followed by case-based examples illustrates major points. Stay current with knowledge about the latest developments in sleep medicine by reading updated chapters using the new diagnostic criteria of the recently published International Classification of Sleep Disorder, 3rd Edition and sleep staging and respiratory event scoring using updated versions of the scoring manual of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. Benefit from Drs. Berry and Wagner’s 25+ years of clinical experience providing care for patients with sleep disorders and educational expertise from presenting lectures at local, regional and national sleep medicine courses. Dr Berry was awarded the AASM Excellence in Education Award in 2010.

The Warren Buffetts Next Door

The World's Greatest Investors You've Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them

Author: Matthew Schifrin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470915301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A practical guide for investors who are ready to take financial matters into their own hands The Warren Buffetts Next Door profiles previously unknown investors, with legendary performance records, who are proving every day that you don't need to work for a hedge fund or have an Ivy League diploma to consistently beat the best performing Wall Street professionals. These amazing individuals come from all walks of life, from a globe drifting college dropout and a retired disc jockey to a computer room geek and a truck driver. Their methods vary from technical trading and global macro-economic analysis to deep value investing. The glue that holds them together is their passion for investing and their ability to efficiently harness the Internet for critical investment ideas, research, and trading skills. The author digs deep to find the best of the best, even finding those who are making money during these turbulent times Contains case studies that will explain to you how these great individual investors find and profit from stocks and options. Shows you how to rely on your own instincts and knowledge when making important investment decisions In an era when the best professional advice has cracked many investor nest eggs and Madoff-style frauds have shattered investor trusts, the self-empowered investors found in The Warren Buffetts Next Door offer an inspiring and educational tale.