Diamonds (4th Edition): The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide-How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge


SKU: 9780990415268 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Gemstone Press
Product ID: 1038985


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.

ISBN: 9780990415268
Publisher: Gemstone Press
Pub Date: 04/2016
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d

Additional information

Weight 1.10 lbs
Dimensions 8.90 × 6.00 × 0.60 in