Renée Newman's Colorful Books on Gems & Jewelry

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Pearl Buying Guide: How to Identify & Evaluate Pearls, 6th Edition,   NEW

A comprehensive guide to evaluating, identifying, selecting and caring for pearls and pearl jewelry. Offers information and color photos on Akoya, South Sea, freshwater, Tahitian, Sea of Cortez, abalone, conch, clam, scallop, melo, quahog, keshi, mabe, natural and imitation pearls, treatments, pearl clasps, and necklace styles. This 6th edition has 186 new photos, expanded chapters, and new cultured pearls and pearl jewelry styles.

 

$19.95  ISBN 978-0-929975-52-8  See details & reviews   Buy Now 

  

Gemstone Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care For Colored Gems, Third Edition,  NEW

A concise yet comprehensive reference about colored gemstones with information on quality evaluation, price comparison, gem identification, cutting styles, treatments, fake stones, optical effects, gem care and geographic sources. There are 323 new color photos and several new gem species and varieties in this updated Third edition. Written for consumers and professionals, the Gemstone Buying Guide is a practical, well-illustrated resource for buying, identifying and caring for colored gems.

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-51-1     See details and reviews     Buy Now   NEW  July 2016

  

Exotic Gems, Volume 4: How to Identify, Evaluate and Select Jade and Abalone Pearls

Explains with color photos the price factors and identifying traits of jade and abalone pearls. Jade is shown shown not only loose but also in jewelry, in the rough and as beads. Fun facts, historical anecdotes, geographic sources, gem treatment information, cutting sequences, advanced identification methods and tips on gem care are included along with diagrams and tables to aid in identification and evaluation.

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-50-4    See details & Reviews   Buy Now 

  

Rare Gemstones: How to Identify, Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems

Provides concise, interesting and practical details on uncommon gems that are now being used by designers to create distinctive jewelry. Besides listing the identification properties of the gems, Rare Gemstones tells you where they're found, how they're used, why they're unique, how they're priced, and how to evaluate and care for them. Rare Gemstones includes information on their history, treatments, imitations, durability, uses, quality characteristics and pricing.

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-46-7   See details & reviews      Buy now

   

Exotic Gems, Volume 3: How to Identify, Evaluate, Select and Care For Matrix Opal, Fire Agate , Blue Chalcedony, Rubellite, Indicolite, Paraiba and Other Tourmalines

Third in a series of books that explains with color photos the price factors and identifying traits of unusual gems. The stones are shown not only loose but also in jewelry, in the rough and as beads. Fun facts, historical anecdotes, geographic sources, gem treatment information, cutting advice, and tips on gem care are included along with diagrams and tables to aid in identification and evaluation.

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-48-1    See details & reviews      Buy now

   

Jewelry Handbook: How to Select, Wear & Care for Jewelry

A practical full-color guide to selecting jewelry that lasts and makes you look your best. It’s like a Jewelry 101 course on the fundamentals of jewelry metals, settings, mountings, finishes, necklaces, chains, clasps, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, pins, clips, manufacturing methods and jewelry selection and care. It also provides information and color photos on gemstones, birthstones, and fineness marks and helps you select versatile, durable jewelry that flatters your features.

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-38-2   See details and reviews      Buy now

   

Exotic Gems, Volume 1: How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone & other Feldspars

A full-color guide to identifying, evaluating and buying tanzanite, ammolite, zultanite, rhodochrosite, sunstone, moonstone, andesine, labradorite and other members of the feldspar mineral group. It includes information on their history, lore, geographic sources, treatments, imitations, and gem care.

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-42-9    See details and reviews      Buy Now

Exotic Gems, Volume 2: How to Identify and Buy Alexandrite, Andalusite, Chrysoberyl Cat’s-eye, Kyanite, Common Opal, Fire Opal, Dinosaur Gembone, Tsavorite, Rhodolite & Other Garnets

Has more than 400 photos of these stones in the rough, cut, magnified, and mounted in distinctive jewelry. Shows the cutting process of a garnet and how to evaluate and identify the stones in the book. Includes information on their history, metaphysical lore, geographic sources, treatments, imitations and gem care. 

 

$19.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-45-0    See detail & reviews      Buy Now

Diamond Handbook: A Practical Guide to Diamond Evaluation, 2nd Edition

Using close-up photos, it expands on the information in the Diamond Ring Buying Guide and covers additional topics such as diamond grading certificates, light performance, fancy colored diamonds, new cut grading systems, branded diamonds, diamond recutting, antique diamonds & jewelry, and diamond fluorescence. The Diamond Handbook is geared to trade professionals, serious diamond buyers, gemology students and people who want more information than what's on the Internet and in the Diamond Ring Buying Guide.

 

$19.95    ISBN 978-0-929975-39-9   See details and reviews         Buy now

  

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals: How to Test, Select & Care for Them

Offers concise, practical details on testing, evaluating, buying, selling, and caring for gold, platinum, palladium, silver, copper, bronze, brass, iron, stainless steel, Damascus steel, titanium, niobium, aluminum, tungsten carbide and cobalt chrome. High-quality color photos show how these metals are creatively used in jewelry. Besides providing an historical perspective and interesting facts about the metals, this book discusses jewelry manufacturing methods, plating and responsible mining & business practices

$19.95  ISBN 978-0-929975-47-4    See details and reviews        Buy Now

Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care for these Gemstones, Second Edition

Provides in-depth information on quality evaluation and the identification of treatments, imitations and synthetic ruby, sapphire & emerald. Includes a detailed appendix with guidelines on determining country of origin and the various types of synthetic corundum and emerald.

 

$19.95   ISBN 0-929975-41-2    See details and reviews        Buy Now

Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide: A traveler's guide to buying diamonds, colored gems, pearls, gold and platinum jewelry

A condensed, pocket-size version of all of Newman's other books. It also includes chapters on notable gem sources, lab documents, buying gems abroad, customs regulations and duties, and choosing jewelers and appraisers.

$11.95   ISBN 0-929975-30-8    See details and reviews   Buy Now  

 

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Diamond Ring Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select & Care For Diamonds & Diamond Jewelry, Seventh Edition

A visual guide to evaluating diamond color, clarity, transparency, shape and cut. Also provides information on treatments, faceting styles, synthetic diamonds, settings,  jewelry mountings, gold, platinum, gem care and diamond imitations such as synthetic moissanite and cubic zirconia.

 

$18.95,  ISBN 978-0-929975-40-5    See details and reviews

 

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