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Gold & platinum jewelry buying guide : how to judge, buy, test & care for it
Newman, Renée, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : International Jewelry Publications, 2000.
Physical Description:
156 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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TS729 .N47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
TS729 .N47 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Have you ever had a chain break right after you bought it? Have any of your stones fallen out of their settings? Do you wonder if your 'gold' jewellery is really gold? This guide shows you how to spot poor craftsmanship and imitation gold or platinum and gives you a wealth of information on chains, mountings, multi-coloured gold, and platinum alloys. The book is paced with colour photographs and step-by-step guidelines on: evaluating craftsmanship; making practical choices; detecting fake metals; caring for your jewellery; determining karat value; finding a good buy.

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Library Journal Review

Registered gemologist Newman understands this. In her two new guides, Newman continues her tradition of user-friendly texts that are technical enough to help consumers make wise purchases. Like her other well-regarded guides (e.g., The Gold Jewelry Buying Guide), this book is profusely illustrated with color photographs"most by Newman"showing not only the beauty of finished jewelry but close-ups and magnifications of details such as finish, settings, cut, clarity, flaws, and fakes. Sections on testing and judging the real from the fake are sophisticated enough for professionals to use. All three books are enjoyable reading, but Newman!s guides are the ones to take along when shopping. Gems will find a place in larger collections in need of a broad, basic guide. Newman!s books are highly recommended for both academic and public libraries of all sizes."Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.