All the Information You Need to Buy, Collect, Sell--or Simply Enjoy--Diamonds with Confidence and Knowledge Whether you are buying a diamond for an engagement ring, anniversary, to commemorate a special moment, or for personal pleasure, today it is more important than ever to understand what you are buying. There are new shapes and cuts, fancy colors, high-tech treatments, and sophisticated frauds. There are new ways to buy--such as internet auctions and TV shopping. Buyers need a source of expert guidance. Practical, comprehensive, and easy to understand, this book offers in depth all the information you need to buy sparkling diamonds with confidence, including: * What is a diamond? * The factors affecting quality differences in diamonds. * Diamond grading reports and how to interpret them. * How to compare prices. * How to spot differences in stones that may appear to be the same quality. * How to protect yourself from misrepresentation. * Questions to ask when buying any diamond. * What to get in writing. * How to get what you want within your budget. And much, much more! Written by an "insider," this easy-to-read guide is the "unofficial diamond bible" for anyone who wants to get the most for their money and enjoy what they have purchased.