How to Buy a Diamond

Author: Fred Cuellar
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402267339
Format: PDF
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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, ePub, Docs
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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, Kindle
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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 101

Author: Dirk Rendel
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482585728
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

1001 Ways to Be Romantic

Author: Gregory J.P. Godek
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402254822
Format: PDF, Mobi
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More Romantic than Ever! Sure, you could buy some roses. Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner. Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates. But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else. Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is "worth memorizing" (Boston Herald). More than one and a half million people have used this book to kick up the fun and romance, making it a modern classic and #1 national bestseller. It's a must-have for anyone, in any relationship, who wants to spark some more love in their lives. You'll find: Little things you can do every day Big ideas for when you want to go all out How to be romantic without spending a dime How to really go to town when money is no object Tons of resources, including websites, online shopping, places to go, music, movies, and much, much more

250 HTML and Web Design Secrets

Author: Molly E. Holzschlag
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0764577085
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

The Sports Scholarships Insider s Guide

Author: Dion Wheeler
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140224908X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The #1 book on sports scholarships, completely updated and revised! $1 billion of athletic scholarships are awarded each year But student-athletes who aren't big-time recruits miss out on tens of thousands of dollars of financial aid available to them. The problem is students and parents don't know where the money is or how to get it. Discover the secrets to getting a sports scholarship Over seventeen hundred colleges offer athletic programs. Over 500,000 athletes participate in sports in the nation's college programs. But less than 1% (about 4,000) of them get Division I, full-ride financial aid grants. The truth is: 80% of all college athletic opportunities are located outside Division I! But to seize those opportunities, you must take control of your own recruiting process—recruiting, research and homework, exposure and promotion, and negotiating—all in the environment of a high-stakes contest where only the opposition knows the rules. This book will give you the edge. If you aren't one of the 4,000, but are athletically and academically qualified to participate in college sports, The Sports Scholarships Insider's Guide will lead you step by step through the twists, turns, and all too often unpleasant surprises to achieve your ultimate goal of a roster position and financial aid for your athletic ability. "Practical, step-by-step information in a clear and conversational manner." School Library Journal Dion Wheeler, former coach and recruiting consultant, gives students and their parents the inside edge to not only find great scholarships, but get the best offer no matter what their skill level.

The Girl s Guide

Author: Melissa Kirsch
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761185100
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A colossal cheat sheet for your post-college years, answering all the needs of the modern woman—from mastering money to placating overly anxious parents, from social media etiquette to the pleasure and pain of dating (and why it’s not a cliché to love yourself first). A perfect combination of tried-and-true advice and been-there tips, it’s a one-stop resource that includes how to clean up your digital reputation, info on finding an apartment you can afford and actually want to live in, and why you should exercise the delicate art of defriending. Plus the fundamentals, from health (mental and physical) to spirituality to ethics to fashion, all delivered in Melissa Kirsch’s fresh, personal, funny voice—as if your best friend were giving you the best and smartest advice in the world.

The Buffer Zone Diet

Author: Fred Cuellar
Publisher: Maxvera Publishing
ISBN: 9780998909110
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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WHAT'S YOUR LIFE WORTH? When you're drowning, the last thing you do before you go unconscious is take a breath. The carbon dioxide rises so much in your blood it overpowers the last few molecules of oxygen in your body. You reach your breaking point, then you inhale. I inhaled food my whole life and I reached my breaking point in my battle with weight loss. Right at the moment I was ready to give up, I had some last thoughts: What if there were things I believed that weren't true? What if calories in and calories out had exceptions? What if we don't all metabolize food the same? Why can't we successfully lose weight and keep it off? I had to find out - my life depended on it. In my quest to break my weight loss code, the Buffer Zone is the space where I found my truth. Important Sections include: - Top Ten Lies we've been told about our diet - Tips for distinguishing between emotional hunger and physical hunger - How to create nutrient-dense meals to keep physical hunger at bay - Science between weight loss and weight gain - Five distinct blueprints for designing the new and healthiest you - Strategies for breaking through weight loss plateaus - The Four Laws of Weight Management - And most importantly, the formula that regulates weight for the human body!