A complete booklet on the subject of plating precious metals. Soft cover, 12 pages. WANT A FREE COPY? (IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.) EMAIL US AND REQUEST YOUR FREE COPY!!!
Well illustrated, completely updated, including: tools, bead selection, stringing materials, getting started hand knotting a necklace and helpful tips. Illustrations are life sized and very easy to follow. Soft cover, 48 pages.
Describes basic tools, supplies and findings for bead stringing and describes in detail the techniques necessary to string multiple strands, endless strands and plain strands. soft cover, 45 pages.
Find simple buying tips from a respected gemologist in this handy pocket-sized guide. It contains highlights on diamonds, pearls, colored gem stones, platinum and gold jewelry. Great for shoppers and travelers. Soft cover, 156 pages.
A wealth of information on findings, processes, techniques and materials for the novice or intermediate craftsman. Instructs on care and use of equipment and gives expert information on jewelry making techniques. Soft cover, 68 pages. Spiral bound.
The flexible shaft machine is probably used more often than any other tool by the practicing craftsman. This well illustrated book serves as a starting point. Soft cover, 47 pages.
With over 300 illustrations and photographs. A perfect book for teachers or individuals having an interest in beadwork. Soft cover, 146 pages.
An illustrated handbook describing everything from metals and their properties to tools and how to use them. Easy-to-follow index makes the answers easy to find. Soft cover, 195 pages.
Step-by-step illustrated instructions for making 10 unique and beautiful pieces ranging from pre-cut to art knives. Includes sections on tools, materials, forge set-up, sheathmaking and knife design. Soft cover, 222 pages.
With over 100 illustrations, it's a thorough, comprehensive, easy to understand laymans course in gem and jewelry buying. Valuable price charts, money-saving tips, a "how-to-know-what-you're-buying" book. Covers diamonds, pearls, precious and other popular gems. Soft cover, 213 pages.
Pearl buying made simple. Written in easy-to-read everyday English by consumer author Renee Newman, GG (GIA), a gemologist, lecturer and talk show guest. Lots of explanatory photos and step-by-step pointers on how to buy the best pearls for the money. Learn how to recognize real pearls, compare prices and save money. Soft cover, 188 pages.
Written by a gemologist and lecturer with broad experience who will teach you how to tell a ruby from red glass and a good sapphire from a bad one. The first and only consumer book on the ruby, sapphire, and emerald. Tells you how to spot value and avoid ripoffs. Many photos and step-by-step pointers on how to get the most for your money. Soft cover, 204 pages.
A full-color, comprehensive guide to evaluating, identifying, selecting and caring for a variety of colored gem stones. The Gemstone Buying Guide teaches both consumers and professionals how judge color, transparency, flaws and brilliancy. A valuable resource for every jewelers' and gem lovers' library. Soft cover, 148 pages.
A studio reference for jewelers, metalsmiths and sculptors. Hundreds of drawings and concise descriptions. A complete appendix includes charts and tables not available elsewhere. Of special note are the thorough safety considerations that make this book a unique addition. Soft cover, 153 pages.
A thorough book covering casting by the centrifugal or lost wax method. Many of the techniques used commercially are explained in detail. While many tips are included for the beginning craftsman, this well-illustrated book is a must for anyone who does professional work. Chapters on mold making, casting waxes, sprueing and investing, burnout, centrifugal casting machines, etc. soft cover, 144 pages.
Written for all who do metalsmithing. Contains the latest techniques and practical ideas and includes chapters on art metal work. Instructions are clear, easy to follow and are supported by over 300 illustrations. Soft cover. 184 pages.
Authoritative reference work, with color photographs of more than 1400 specimens, many shown before and after cutting. Special sections on fabricated and synthetic gems, recognizing gems by color, birthstones and organic gems such as coral and pearl. Includes technical data on gemstone properties, formation and structure of gems and cutting. Hard cover, 256 pages.
Complete 113 page instruction book for the Matt Gunn Kit.
Written to help clarify misinterpretations about channel setting diamonds. The book explains the fundamentals with the help of illustrations. It also provides an opportunity for diamond setters to learn how to set diamonds by a variety of means, under different situations. Hard cover, 140 pages.
Detailed, well-illustrated instructions will assist the apprentice as well as the expert. Tools, bead setting procedures, applications and pav setting are the four major sections. Many enriched techniques are included. Hard cover, 192 pages.
Experienced diamond setters as well as beginners can benefit from reading this book. It begins by describing the tools and supplies necessary and goes on to detail the steps necessary to do pin-point settings, prong settings (both round and fancy cut), bezel settings, channel settings, fishtail settings and bead settings. Hard cover, 178 pages.
With over 280 line drawings, it's a comprehensive reference book which covers the entire field of jewelry manufacture and repair. Hard cover, 212 pages.
A comprehensive book on how to create settings in metal wire and wax by world designer Adolfo Mattiello.
This book explains in non-technical terms how to use pocket, portable and laboratory instruments to identify diamonds and color gems. It also shows how to separate real gems from the imitation and look-alike. Hard cover, 270 pages.
This book contains 550 illustrations describing the theories and processes of repairing and adjusting the modern watch precisely and with meticulous detail. Hard cover, 299 pages.
Deals with the usual faults likely to develop in each type of movement in general use, from grandfather to alarm clocks. All tools and illustrated, along with information on proper use. With 400 illustrations. Hard cover, 240 pages.
Features full instruction on jewelry illustration, with step-by-step guidelines and clear photographs. Hard cover with 152 pages and hundreds of full color photographs and illustrations. MANUAL ONLY. THIS BOOK DOES NOT INCLUDE THE TEMPLATES. For the book with templates, see part number 62495.
Discussions and illustrations describes how diamonds are set in specific settings. The procedures and techniques detailed in this book will help the diamond setter advance in his skills.
A magnificent, deluxe book with nearly 1400 photos, drawings and designs. Many focus on gun engraving, but the techniques can be universally applied. This is an instant classic on which no effort was spared. Hard cover, 196 pages.
This book has been written by one of the worlds best known jewelers and model makers. His knowledge of creating jewelry from the wax modeling method will prove invaluable to beginners and professionals alike.
You will start by learning the procedures and techniques for bead setting and bright cutting and go to more advanced work. With over 220 detailed photos, complicated operations are made simple . This book is a guide to help you learn to set stones from scratch or to improve the setting you are now doing. Soft cover, 220 pages.
Features full instruction on jewelry illustration, with step-by-step guidelines and clear photographs. Hard cover with 152 pages and hundreds of full color photographs and illustrations. Also included in the kit are five 8-1/4" x 5" (210 x 127 mm) design templates.
Details valuable exercises from trainee level to master working procedures. The use of each tool is described as well as a presentation of basic exercises. A special section follows where room is left for the drawing imposed by the master and space is provided for illustrating the apprentices own creation. It can be a handy workshop aid and reference book for the experienced professional. Hard cover, 164 pages.
The definitive guide and handbook for jewelry makers of all levels of ability. Ten years in preparation and production make this one of the most comprehensive books available on the subject. Contains work by 300 jewelers from 26 countries, with 900 photos and over 300 illustrations. Hard cover, 840 pages.
Provides complete information. Name and address of owner, Tag and record number,dates received, repaired, returned. Received by and delivered to, description (case, movement) Repairs made - Charges, special information. The facts are arranged for easy entry. Each line is a complete transaction with all information at your fingertips. Hard Cover
By Phillip Romanoff. A comprehensive overview of the White Metal Casting process, from basic mold-making to the casting of complex parts in tin or zinc alloys. 357 pages with numerous photos and illustrations. Soft cover.
A Reference of Gems, Metals, Formulas and Terminology for Jewelers By Bruce Knuth. A unique and practical tool for the bench jeweler and student, as well as the retail jeweler. Easy to follow text and illustrations on many aspects of gems and jewelry including: a listing of gems and gem properties, a list of birthstones, diagrams of more than 40 gem cutting styles, legal standards of diamond, gold and silver marketing, formulas and chemical preparations, ring size gauges and sizes, measurement conversion tables and more. Soft cover, 112 pages.
Techniques, Projects, Inspiration By Linda Darty. A complete course in enameling for beginners and more advanced artisans. Learn about each type of enamel, tools and equipment needed as well as detailed information in preparing, applying, firing, and setting.
By Jean Reist Stark and Josephing Reist Smith. The ultimate resource for jewelers interested in the chains. With clear instructions and illustrations,this book is a tribute to the beauty and variety of a chainmaking technique.
By Nancy Megan Corwin. Chasing and repousse have been used for centuries to embellish metal objects. This long-awaited book provides lucid and practical instruction that will appeal to beginners and advanced craftspeople.
By John Cogswell. This book features suggestions of new ways to think about stonesetting. In detailed text and illustrations, new concepts are described along with techniques that will appeal to jewelers of every skill level.
By Charles Lewton-Brain. Foldforming is a conceptual, physical and intuitive approach to metalsmithing that is informed by the natural characteristics of metals. It refers to a collection of procedures that generate an incredibly wide range of forms in metal. This book is the first and most comprehensive book on foldforming, and one that will remain a vital resource.
By Mark Grimwade. There is a historic separation between science and the arts, this book offers a bridge between the two worlds. This book provides information for metallurgists and craftspeople alike. Knowing the underlying logic of materials helps make decisions about solders, fabrication and casting.
By Dominique Audette. This book is the most comprehensive book available on jewelry illustration. It covers orthographic projection, perspective drawing developed from the orthographic projection.
By Prof. Dr. Erhard Brephol. This book has established itself as a dominant resource for jewelers, sculptors and all who work with metals. The book provides detailed coverage of jewelry alloys, a comprehensive description of chemistry related issues for metalsmiths and instruction in the physics of material that is both rigorous and practical. This valuable resource also explains soldering, eutectic bonding, electroplating as well as information on silversmithing, chainmaking, stonesetting and jewelry repair.