WorldCat Identities

Matlins, Antoinette Leonard

Overview
Works: 31 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 5,812 library holdings
Genres: Identification guides  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TS756, 736.20297
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Most widely held works by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to use several types of instruments to identify gemstones and tell natural stones from synthetics, treated stones, and look-alikes, and includes a section on examining antique and estate jewelry
Engagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in love by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of wedding and engagement rings, and offers advice on selecting a ring
Jewelry & gems : the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colored gemstones : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other colored gems with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a practical comprehensive guide to buying and selling colored gemstones and offers advice on evaluating color, price guides for various types of stones, and important information about buying on the Internet
Jewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to buying jewelry and gems, including diamonds, colored gemstones, design, selecting a reputable jeweler, price guides, charts, and tables
Diamonds : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy diamonds with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to buying diamonds explains what diamonds are, the factors affecting quality differences in diamonds, diamond grading reports and how to interpret them, price comparing, how to spot differences in stones that may appear to be the same quality, protecting oneself from misrepresentation, and includes questions to ask when buying diamonds
Jewelry & gems : the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, precious, and other popular gems with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To this edition In working with my own clients to acquire gemstones and jewelry since this book was first published in 1984, they have pointed out that most people buy "jewelry" and not "gemstones." Because the book offers so much practical advice and money-saving tips about buying jewelry, they urged me to change the title. So, in this edition The Complete Guide to Buying Gems has been changed to Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide. Consumer and professional response to the book has been very gratifying. Almost 14,000 hardcover copies are in circulation. We have received hundreds of letters, phone calls and in-person comments about the helpfulness and interesting information it provides. We thank you for encouraging us to make the book more widely available by bringing out this softcover edition. We have taken the opportunity of this softcover edition to update the price guides for diamonds and colored gemstones and, in light of the increase in both the popularity and price of pearls, to add a price guide for them in the "Guide to Popular Gems and Their Prices." Also, we want to take this opportunity to comment further on gem invest ment, taking into account major developments since the original manuscript was written in 1980
The complete guide to buying gems : how to buy diamonds and colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearl book :the definitive buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy pearls by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearl book : the definitive buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy pearls by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewelry & gems at auction : the definitive guide to buying & selling at the auction house & on internet auction sites by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamonds : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy diamonds with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the information readers need to buy beautiful diamonds with confidence, now updated and expanded!Whether buying for personal pleasure or for investment, in today's market of Internet auctions, new diamond cuts, new colors, new treatments and new frauds buyers need a source of expert guidance. This comprehensive guide, from diamond expert and best-selling author Antoinette Matlins, is the unofficial bible for all diamond buyers who want to get the most for their money. Easy to read, practical, and easy to understand, this updated and expanded edition explains in detail everything you need to know to help you buy and care for diamonds with confidence and knowledge."--Wheelers.co.nz
The treasure hunter's gem & mineral guides to the U.S.A. : where & how to dig, pan, and mine your own gems & minerals by Kathy J Rygle( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining techniques, gem and mineral sites, and museums and mine tours in the Northwestern United States
Joyería y gemas : guía para el joyero y para el comprador by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in Spanish and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guía para comprar y vender piedras preciosas de color : cómo seleccionar, comprar, cuidar y disfrutar de zafiros, esmeraldas, rubíes y otras piedras preciosas de color con seguridad y criterio by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual de identificación de gemas : una guía imprescindible para tratar con seguridad en el mercado de las piedras preciosas by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamantes : cómo selecionar, comprar, cuidar y disfrutar los diamantes con seguridad y criterio by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearl book : the definitive buying guide( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierres précieuses, pierres fines & bijoux : le guide d'achat : diamants, gemmes, perles, or by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling
Alternative Names
Matlins, Antoinette

Matlins, Antoinette 1945-

Matlins, Antoinette L.

Matlins, Antoinette Leonard

Матлинз, Антуанетта Л.

マトリンズ, アントワネット

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Engagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in loveJewelry & gems : the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledgeColored gemstones : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other colored gems with confidence and knowledgeJewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledgeDiamonds : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy diamonds with confidence and knowledgeThe pearl book :the definitive buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy pearlsThe pearl book : the definitive buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy pearlsJewelry & gems at auction : the definitive guide to buying & selling at the auction house & on internet auction sites