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Diamonds (3rd Edition): The Antoinette Matlin's Buying Guide

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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.

    Format: Paperback