The Pearl Book, 3rd Edition
The Definitive Buying Guide—How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Pearls
Antoinette L. Matlins, P.G.
6 x 9, 232 pp, 16 pages in beautiful full color & over 250 color & b/w illus.; index, Quality Paperback , 978-0-943763-35-4
need to buy beautiful pearls with confidence.
With today’s finest cultured pearls
rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of
popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are
searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in
the fascinating and complex world of pearls—natural,
cultured and imitation.
This revised and updated third edition is a
comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers
everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand
and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected—and
costly—disappointments, now and in future generations.
Special Feature: Exclusive interviews with
the world’s leading authorities on pearls, who offer
"insider" insights and advice.
Updated retail price guides
New types of pearls now on the
Important up-to-date resource
information, including pearl glossary, size charts, sample lab
reports and more
New pearl producing locales, their
products and what these new choices have to offer
The rich history and romance
The five factors that determine a
How to distinguish the differences
between natural, cultured and imitation pearls
How to judge pearl quality,
including tips on how to see differences with the naked eye
How to wear and care for pearls
Magnificent pearl creations from the
world’s leading jewelers
What to look for, and what to look
out for: How to spot fakes
Treatments: Good and bad
"Simply the best. The most practical,
interesting and useful book about pearls for the student,
collector, consumer and professional alike."
Latendresse, CEO, American
advice for consumers."
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