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Practical Guide to Buying COLORED GEMSTONES



Colored Gem Buying for Designers

Want to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to evaluating and buying colored gemstones? This class will enable you to attend a trade show or visit a gem dealer’s office and purchase a variety of colored gemstones with knowledge about both gem qualities and prices. The class will teach you the variations in colored gems’ colors and inclusions and how that affects their value. You’ll also learn to recognize a well-cut gem – and how to save money choosing less well-cut stones that are still quite beautiful. Finally, you’ll also learn about gem carat weight, and how that factors into its price. All this will be taught, using real-life colored gemstones and some simple, portable tools of the trade. You’ll also learn how to differentiate between natural gems, lab-grown ones, and imitation gems. Finally, you’ll learn how gems are priced, and where to find information on current gem prices.

In this class you will learn: 


Practical Guide to Gemstone Buying

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