The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones

The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones

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The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones
Judith Crowe 
Firefly Books, 2012

The book provides the insider knowledge needed to make accurate judgments of gemstones, to recognize low- and high-quality stones, and to make a good buy rather than a bad one. Each full-color spread is packed with concise text, annotated drawings and beautiful photographs, including a showcase of virtuoso jewelry designs. The book includes: 
- Sources and grading
- Traditional and modern settings
- Cutting and faceting
- Designing a special setting
- Gemstone groups
- Appraising, buying and handling gemstones
- Diamond types and pearls
- Spotting synthetics and fakes
- Using a loupe to examine a stone
- Understanding laser cutting and carving
- Identifying synthetic diamonds
- Buying at gem fairs and from dealers
- Cleaning and storing stones.

English - 176 Pages - 18 x 25 cm - 0.7 Kg
ISBN 9781770851085

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