How to Buy a Diamond

Author: Fred Cuellar
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402267339
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Finally, one of the top diamond experts breaks the silence and demystifies the world of diamonds for regular folks like you and me."—Gregory J.P. Godek, author of 1001 Ways to Be Romantic Get Your Money's Worth on a Great Diamond! Buying a diamond can be one of the most important and intimidating purchases you ever make. Whether you're getting engaged or married, or are buying for an anniversary, investment, or just because, How to Buy a Diamond will take the pressure and uncertainty out of your purchase, and will show you how to get the best diamond for your money. Newly revised and completely updated, How to Buy a Diamond is the only book on the market to include wholesalers' secret pricing charts athat you, the public, never get to see. The charts are broken down by carat, clarity, and color—including the various types of color within each color grade. Important sections include: • Matching your funds with the perfect diamond • The four C's explained: clarity, color, cut and carat size • Ring styles and settings • Insuring and caring for your diamond • Picking the right jeweler • Grade bumping: what it is and how to spot it • Surprising new changes to guild stores • Jewelers' tricks of the trade • Wholesalers' secret pricing charts!

Diamond Ring Buying Guide

Author: Renée Newman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780929975405
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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. Chapter titles include: Diamond Price Factors in a Nutshell; Carat Weight; Diamond Shapes and Cutting Styles; Diamond Color; Judging Cut Quality; Judging Clarity and Transparency; Diamond or Imitation?; Diamond Treatments; Synthetic Diamonds; Gold; Platinum & Palladium; Choosing an Appropriate Setting Style; Choosing a Diamond Ring ; How to Care For and Protect Your Diamond Ring; and Tips on Smart Buying. As stated by a reviewer of the American Library Associations Booklist, the Diamond Ring Buying Guide has a wealth of information. . . delves into the intricacies of shape, carat weight, color, clarity, setting style, and cutkeeping explanations streamlined enough so even the first-time diamond buyer can confidently choose a gem.

How to Buy a Diamond

Author: Fred Cuellar
Publisher: Casablanca Press
ISBN: 9781883518110
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Buying a diamond may be the most important and intimidating purchase you will ever make. To be sure you get your money's worth, you must have the tools to make an informed and smart decision. An easy-to-read insider's guide, How to Buy a Diamond shares the secrets of everything from the ring style to choosing a jeweler, understanding pricing and even "the proposal".

Diamonds

Author: Marijan Dundek
Publisher: Marijan Dundek
ISBN: 0953788458
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive guide to understanding white diamonds and natural fancy colour diamonds, this book includes images of the most fabulous jewels in the world.

Diamonds 101

Author: Dirk Rendel
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482585728
Format: PDF
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This book will take the guesswork out of shopping for diamonds and explain the ins and outs of finding the right diamonds at the right price.

250 HTML and Web Design Secrets

Author: Molly E. Holzschlag
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764577085
Format: PDF, Docs
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This value-priced guide by one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web delivers 250 solutions, workarounds, tips, and annoyance-busters that Web designers won't find anywhere else Offers 500 pages of insider techniques to improve workflow and efficiency, save development time and money, and increase search engine rankings and site traffic, whether designers want to enhance an existing Web site or build a state-of-the-art site from scratch Covers topics such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, graphics and multimedia, cell phone and PDA accessibility, content development, tools, usability, information architecture, globalization, and site redesign Molly Holzschlag is a steering committee member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP) and spokesperson for the World Organization of Webmasters, as well as a frequent lecturer at industry conferences and the author of twenty-five previous books

Glitter Greed

Author: Janine Farrell-Robert
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609258800
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rare, romantic, and forever: The diamond industry depends on these myths to reap billions of dollars of profit. This sensational investigation explodes such fallacies and reveals how multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns create the impression of rarity and romance. It reveals a very secret and unromantic world, one that is dominated and controlled by a handful of mighty corporations. With Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie The Blood Diamond making more people than ever aware of the seamy side of the diamond trade, Janine Roberts’ explosive exposé, taking us through seven decades of intrigue and manipulation, is the right book at the right time.

Getting More

Author: Stuart Diamond
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: 0307716910
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant” by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party’s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate – from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond’s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from “win-win” to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. “The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,” says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team’s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer’s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond’s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one’s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is “life changing”, beginning on page one. “The most inspirational book I have read this year” said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. “This book can change the world,” says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY

Creative Seed Bead Connections

Author: Teresa Meister
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167794
Format: PDF, Docs
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Theresa Meister’s fine-scale wirework provides structure, and her beaded patterns bring on the color! Colorful seed beads, pearls, and crystals are used to create delicate jewelry components. Now link all these components together with wirework connections including wire loops, chain, and jump rings. The results are thirteen jewelry sets (each set includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings) plus variation ideas giving readers a lot of options for exploring techniques. All jewelry makers will find this wearable jewelry to be classy and timeless.