WorldCat Identities

Matlins, Antoinette Leonard

Overview
Works: 60 works in 116 publications in 1 language and 5,825 library holdings
Genres: Identification guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TS756, 736.20297
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Antoinette Leonard Matlins
Jewelry & gems : the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 835 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
Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in love by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 407 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 )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 380 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
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 341 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
Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete guide to buying gems : how to buy diamonds and colored gemstones with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 318 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

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

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

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 202 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
Jewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on buying gems and jewelry, covering the fundamentals of how consumers can look at gems, spot fraud, and make the best choices for their personal styles and budgets
Engagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in love by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 161 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, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 152 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
Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enjoy learning the tools of the gem trade from two experts. Gem identification made easy is the first book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes."--Back cover
Engagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in love by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 133 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 )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling by Antoinette Leonard Matlins( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 122 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 85 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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English (64)

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Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & sellingEngagement & wedding rings : the definitive buying guide for people in loveColored gemstones : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other colored gems with confidence and knowledgeDiamonds : the Antoinette Matlins buying guide : how to select, buy, care for & enjoy diamonds with confidence and knowledgeGem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying & sellingThe 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 sitesJewelry & gems, the buying guide : how to buy diamonds, pearls, colored gemstones, gold & jewelry with confidence and knowledge