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Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation (Newman Gem & Jewelry Series) Paperback – December 14, 2010

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  • Series: Newman Gem & Jewelry Series
  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: International Jewelry Pubs.; 2 edition (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929975391
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929975399
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. Herman on September 4, 2008
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Excellent source of updated information on diamond buying. Has a great section on colored diamonds and what to look for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rex Hunt on December 14, 2012
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Just as informative on diamonds. This book really gets into the nitty gritty of the diamond industry. I found it very good. It goes into a lot of antique diamonds, and the era that they came about, and were popular. I really enjoyed it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kass on July 1, 2014
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Good book really helpful and easy to read. Would recomend for people who just started to work in the jewelry industry and want to know a little more about diamonds.
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I've always been a little mystified by the whole "diamonds and gemstones" thing. I don't own any diamonds, and I really can't get excited about them. As a result, I decided to take some classes through GIA and figure out what all the fuss is about. I still don't care about wearing diamonds, but I've learned a lot and I now have a better appreciation of the artistry (not to mention, the investment potential once you look past retail jewelry).

Renee Newman's diamond handbook is the best diamond reference book I've found. It has great color images, along with a ton of detailed, relatively current information. This goes way beyond the basic "4 C's" talk you'll get from most sources, and it will leave you feeling very confident when it comes to buying, selling, and discussing diamonds. It won't take the place of a good lab class where you learn to view them up close, but it's a fantastic supplement to any diamond course, and I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in diamonds - whether you work in a jewelry store, sell them wholesale, or just enjoy trolling estate sales and junk shops for bargains.
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By Willie on April 4, 2014
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excellent book as are most of Renee Newman

keeper for reference in the future, easy to understand and reinforces all
relevant analysis of diamonds
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By Andres Cano on February 27, 2015
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Great book, lots of valuable information. It even discusses the 4C's grading system from GIA and its validity nowadays.
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