1. ISBN: 978-81-291-1932-2
  2. Pages: 220 pages
  3. Date: January 2012


Newly updated and expanded, DIAMONDS gives all the information one needs to buy, collect, sell—or simply enjoy—diamonds with confidence and knowledge.
It is highly crucial that one knows what he/she is buying whenever they plan to buy a Diamond, whether buying it for an engagement, anniversary, to commemorate a special moment or for personal pleasure.
There are new shapes and cuts, fancy colours, high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds. There are even new ways to buy—such as Internet auctions. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.
Practical comprehensive and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information someone needs about buying sparkling diamonds with confidence.


Antoinette Matlins, P.G. is an internationally respected gem and jewelry expert, author, and lecturer. Her books are widely used throughout the world by consumers and professionals in the gem and jewelry field alike. Ms. Matlins’ books include Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide (over 300,000 copies now in print–the only book of its kind ever offered by Consumer Reports), The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide, Gem Identification Made Easy; Engagement & Wedding Rings: The Definitive Buying Guide for People in Love; Colored Gemstones: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide; Diamonds: The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide, and Jewelry & Gems at Auction: The Definitive Guide to Buying & Selling at the Auction House & on Internet Auction Sites.

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