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The Guide to Gemstone Settings (Paperback)

Anastasia Young


A complete and practical guide to setting precious and semi-precious stones in any metal, The Jewellery-Maker's Guide to Gemstone Settings is a detailed, technical guide to stone-setting for jewellers and jewellery students. It explores traditional, modern, and experimental approaches to stone-setting, from the purely functional to design-led solutions for securing stones. It takes the reader through the entire process of setting stones from choosing a suitable stone and designing and making the setting to seating and setting the stone. The extensive setting techniques are combined with step-by-step demonstrations, precise diagrams and images of contemporary work from international jewellers. A comprehensive reference section featuring an illustrated glossary makes this book the essential stone-setting resource for both students and professional jewellers. Demonstrations produced using 3D modelling software provide the most up-to-date reflection of current practice and technology and allow explanations of skills and techniques to be presented with expert accuracy. The perfect resource for jewellers of all levels.

Product Details

  • Product code: AECPD
  • ISBN: 9781408154991
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 25.3cm x 21.6cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 12 00:00:00 BST 2012
  • Book points: 16


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