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Book Review: Judith Ripka by Judith Ripka

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Judith Ripka by Judith Ripka is a wonderful book written by the author on the subject of fine jewelry. A number of her famous jewelry collections demonstrate the richness of color and design inherent in the necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings which adorn the text.

Ripka believes that beauty is expressed in the little things about us like nature itself. She explains that the jewelry business often demands a keen sense of artistic beauty coupled with a strong business and selling component to get the product known in the marketplace and sold.

For instance, the Eclipse collection has beautiful multi-colored necklaces in rich 18K gold.The Oasis earrings are done exquisitely in 14K yellow gold. The Ambrosia Town and Country Bracelets are in emerald, crown and other royal colors. The Estate of Mind Collection is in fine 18K gold with sapphires, blue quartz and other very exquisite stones.

The author’s accessories are also impressive. For instance, the suspenders are made finely and adorned with white diamonds. The presentation demonstrates her rare ability to work with both cloth and fine jewelry to compose stunning articles of clothing.

Judith Ripka is a wonderful book which should appeal to a wide audience of fashion enthusiasts across the economic spectrum. The presentation closes with beautiful pictures of her lovely family, as well as many acknowledgements. The text is easy to read and understand. This book could provide many hours of discussion about the jewelry presented and the uniquely cut stones which are a part of each collection displayed.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.