The Jeweller's Directory of Gemstones : A Complete Guide to Appraising and Using Precious Stones, from Cut and Colour to Shape and Setting Paperback
by Judith Crowe
This is a comprehensive guide to identifying, buying, using and caring for a wide array of jewels and gems.
It covers the origins of gemstones and how to assess the quality, rarity, grade and cut of precious and semi-precious stones.
There are clear illustrations and colour photographs to help you identify the different types of gemstone available and demonstrate how they can be used in a vast variety of designs and settings.
A chapter on pearls is also included. Cuts and facets, settings - both old and new, designing your own settings, appraising, buying and handling gemstones as well as how to spot synthetics and fakes are also covered.
The result is a complete guide to all you need to know about gemstones.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 500+
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 30/09/2006
- Category: Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design
- ISBN: 9780713676563