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Description - Diamond Handbook by Renee Newman

This handbook updates jewellery professionals and serious diamond buyers on the new developments in diamond grading, treatments, synthetic diamonds, fancy-colour diamonds and lab certificates. Using close-up photographs, it shows how to make visual judgements about clarity, transparency, cut quality and brilliance. The handbook also discusses how gem labs are incorporating brightness, size, scintillation and pattern into their cut grades, and it provides tips on detecting treatments and man-made diamonds. Topics include: Quality evaluation; Diamond Recutting; Branded diamonds; Antique cuts and jewellery; Diamond treatments; Fancy-colour diamonds; Synthetic diamonds; Light performance; Fluorescence; Lab reports.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780929975399
ISBN-10: 0929975391
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: International Jewelry Publications,U.S.
Publisher: International Jewelry Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Renee Newman

Renee Newman is a respected gemologist and author of eight guides on gems and jewellery. Her books are used throughout the world as buying guides, sales-training tools, class texts and references for jewellery professionals.

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