62.404 = BOOK - DIAMOND RING BUYING GUIDE
62.404 = BOOK - DIAMOND RING BUYING GUIDE

62.404 = BOOK - DIAMOND RING BUYING GUIDE

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DIAMOND RING BUYING GUIDE
By Renee Newman GG. The Diamond Ring Buying Guide is a comprehensive full-color guide to selecting and evaluating diamonds and diamond jewelry. This updated 7th edition has 140 new photos of ring styles, colored diamonds and contemporary diamond cuts. Information has also been added on palladium, diamond treatments, fancy colored diamonds, synthetic diamonds, ring mountings, and the new GIA and AGS cut grading systems

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell
Why the 4 C s is not an Adequate Pricing System
Price Factors Explained
What Kind of Diamond Should You Buy?
My Diamond Recommendations for Wedding & Engagement Rings
My Diamond Recommendations for Jewelry Other than Bridal Rings
My Advice on Diamonds Bought for Possible Resale or Investment

Chapter 2: The Diamond Just Another
A Message From the Spokesman for the Diamond Kingdom

Chapter 3: Carat Weight
Effect of Carat Weight on Price
Estimating Carat Weight
Size Versus Carat Weight

Chapter 4: Diamond Shapes and Cutting Styles
Diamond Terms Defined
Cutting Styles
New Cutting Styles
The Effect of Shape on Diamond Prices
Judging Shape
What Shape is Best for You?

Chapter 5: Diamond Color
How to Grade Color
How Objective are Color Grades?
Diamond Fluorescence
Fancy Color Diamonds
Diamond Color Treatments
Why Color-Treated Diamonds Aren't as Well Accepted as Other Treated Gems

Chapter 6: Judging Cut Quality
Judging the Face-Up View
Judging the Profile
"Ideal-Cut" Diamonds
Judging Brilliance
Judging Cut with the Eye Instead of with Numbers

Chapter 7: Judging Clarity and Transparency
Examining Diamonds for Clarity
Diamond Inclusions
Surface Blemishes
Clarity Grading Explained
How Lighting Can Affect Your Perception of Clarity
Judging Transparency
Why Transparency is Listed as a Separate Price Factor in This Book

Chapter 8: Diamond or Imitation?

Chapter 9: Diamond Treatments
Fracture Filling Detecting Fracture Fillings
Laser Drilling
Coatings
Irradiation + Heating High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) Treatment

Chapter 10: Synthetic Diamonds
Synthetic Versus Natural
Detecting Synthetic Diamonds

Chapter 11: Gold and Platinum
Gold and Platinum Terminology
Karat Value (Gold Fineness)
Which is Better 14K or 18K Gold?
Platinum Content and Notation
Which is Better A White Gold, Yellow Gold or Platinum Setting?
Platinum versus White Gold Jewelry

Chapter 12: Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style

Chapter 13: Choosing a Diamond Ring
The Significance of the Diamond Ring
Choosing a Ring Style
Factors Affecting the Cost of Mountings
Tips on Buying Custom-Made Rings

Chapter 14: How to Care For and Protect Your Diamond Ring
Cleaning Your Diamond Ring
Preventing Your Diamonds From Being Switched

Chapter 15: Tips on Smart Buying

Chapter Quizzes
Bibliography
Index

Soft cover - 156pg

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