Pearl buying guide : how to identify and evaluate pearls & pearl jewelry

Author : Renée Newman

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 you're thinking of investing in pearls, invest $20 first in the Pearl Buying Guide by Renee 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 pearl's lustre, nacre, colour, and flaws ...a gem-dandy guide to picking right-price pearls'.

Published Date : 26 Nov 2020
Page : 153 pages
Publisher : International Jewelry Publications

MARC INFORMATION

020 a : ISBN 
9780929975528 
041 a : Language 
eng 
050 b : Publish Year 
2017 
082 a : dewclass 
N49 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Pearl buying guide : how to identify and evaluate pearls & pearl jewelry 
250 a : Edition 
6th ed. 
260 b : Name of publisher 
International Jewelry Publications 
300 a : Total pages 
153 pages 
520 a : Description 
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 you're thinking of investing in pearls, invest $20 first in the Pearl Buying Guide by Renee 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 pearl's lustre, nacre, colour, and flaws ...a gem-dandy guide to picking right-price pearls'. 
650 a : Subject 
852 m : dewsuffix 
755.P3 
852 a : Library Location 
Organic Gems Collection 

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