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Secrets of the Jewelry Industry: What Your Jeweler Won’t Tell You
Nearly 20% of Americans will give jewelry to loved ones on Feb. 14, spending more than $4.4 billion on diamonds, gold and silver according to the National Retail Federation Valentine's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. But gift buyers need to ask certain questions before they splurge on diamonds, rubies and other gemstones says Antoinette Matlins, an internationally recognized jewelry expert and author of many books including Jewelry and Gems: The Buying Guide.