|Evaluation and Pricing of Jadeite & Nephrite Jade - Part III|
|TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER: MARICOPA ROOM||9:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Jeff Mason, GG, Mason-Kay, Inc., www.masonkay.com|
Renée Newman GG, Author: Exotic Gems, Vol 4: How to Identify, Evaluate & Select Jade & Abalone Pearls
Jeff Mason and Renee Newman will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on the Evaluation and Pricing of Jadeite and Nephrite Jade at 9:00 AM in the Maricopa Room of the Tucson Convention Center. Afterwards from 10:30 AM until 12:30, Renee will be doing a book signing at the NAJA booth G-11 in the Galleria of the Tucson Convention Center.
The new 3rd Edition of her Diamond Handbook will be released in Tucson. It updates jewelry professionals and serious diamond buyers on new developments in diamond grading, treatments, synthetic diamonds, imitations, branded diamonds and fancy-color diamonds. Using close-up photos, it shows how to make visual judgments about clarity, transparency, brilliance and cut quality.
As the Journal of Gemmology has stated in its review of the previous edition, the Diamond Handbook "gives the trade reader virtually all the essential information needed to buy and sell diamonds."
A chapter on how to distinguish transparent and black diamond imitations from real natural diamonds has been added. The chapter on synthetic diamonds has eleven new pages, seven of which are photo pages that help trade members identify HPHT- and CVD-grown diamonds with magnification, fluorescence and crossed Polaroid filters. Photos and information have been updated in the chapters on fancy color diamonds, antique cuts and jewelry, diamond fluorescence, diamond treatments and recutting diamonds. A review in Gems & Gemology described the previous edition of the Diamond Handbook as "an entire course on judging diamonds . . . useful to both the jewelry industry and consumers."
Trade paperback, 6" x 9", 168 pages, 392 photos (178 of them new) + diagrams and tables, $19.95.