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Title:
Diamonds : know what you are buying & selling
Author:
Tadena, B. J.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Rough Stones Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
iii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780967514802
Format :
Book

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Central Library TS753 .T33 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

In layperson's terms and simple language, it explains facts about the diamonds as a gem and as an industrial component.


Table of Contents

Part I
Chapter 1 Mystical, Magical Madnessp. 5
Chapter 2 Birth Of A Diamondp. 17
Chapter 3 Anatomy Of A Gemstone Diamondp. 27
Chapter 4 The Art Of Cutting The Diamondp. 31
Part II
Chapter 5 Instruments For Evaluation And Gradingp. 51
Chapter 6 Cutp. 59
Chapter 7 Clarityp. 69
Chapter 8 Colorp. 83
Chapter 9 Caratp. 91
Part III
Chapter 10 Simulants And Synthetic Diamondsp. 101
Chapter 11 Investing On Diamonds For Profit And Pleasurep. 109
Chapter 12 Consumer Tipsp. 113
Appendix
Diamond Consumer's Bill of Rightsp. 116
Price Guidep. 120
Internationally Recognized Laboratories For Certification Reports on Authenticity and Qualityp. 141
Directory of Gemological Laboratories in the United Statesp. 142
International Directory of Gemological Associationsp. 187
International Directory of Gemological Laboratoriesp. 197
Diamond Price Sourcesp. 207
Tools and Equipments Suppliersp. 208
Bibliography
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