From Library Journal
Therese D. Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Buy this book and learn what you need to know to protect yourself.
It is also extremely well organized, so that it is easy to find the information you need, and very easy (and fascinating) to read.
This is a great reference book for anyone who is interested in learning about gems and minerals, and jewelry.
Well written and includes excellent information about most gem stones and especially diamonds.Published 1 month ago by Paige Reed
Looked through many buying guides at the library and this one and several others I reviewed were the best of the lot.Published 3 months ago by A. Perer
Very well written.Learn from an authority in the world of gemstones and jewelry.Antionette Matlins lays out the important and relevant information you need to know when buying and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jay777
If you are looking for a reference book that will have a permanent place n your shelf, this is the one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Roberta Black
This was a gift for christmas and they loved it. They do alot of garage sales during the summer
so I thought it would help
A very good book on the history and properties of gemstones. I would recommend for a jeweler as well as anyone interested in knowing more about the properties of stones.Published 7 months ago by A. Meier
Seriously, there are some gems in this book that make it worth your time and money. No one wants to pay too much or spend a lot of money on something other than what you thought... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazcfa
It is a good thing they keep updating this book! Although it doesn't have some of the newer gems I've been seeing, it does have new information about others.Published 9 months ago by Deb