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Jewelry & gems the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins

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Published by Gemstone Press, Distributed by Van Nostrand Reinhold in Woodstock, Vt, New York .
Written in English


  • Jewelry -- Purchasing.,
  • Precious stones -- Purchasing.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-254) and index.

Other titlesJewelry and gems.
StatementAntoinette L. Matlins & Antonio C. Bonanno.
ContributionsBonanno, Antonio C.
LC ClassificationsTS756 .M28 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 262 p. :
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1401661M
ISBN 100943763126, 0943763118
LC Control Number93009557

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