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Newly updated and expanded, Colored Gemstones gives you all the information you need to buy, collect, sellor simply enjoysapphires, emeralds, rubies and other colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge.

With more varieties than ever before to choose from, including altogether new gems, revolutionary new cuts and new ways to buy gemssuch as Internet auctions and TV shoppingthere has never been a more exciting time to buy or collect colored gemstones. But there are also new high-tech treatments and sophisticated frauds to look out for. Lack of information, error or misrepresentation can make the thrill of buying a gem or piece of jewelry confusing, intimidating, overwhelming and costly. Buyers need a source of expert guidance.

Written by an insider, this easy-to-read guide is the unofficial colored gemstone bible for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.

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