Jewelry (Art and Artists)
Street Jewellery Styles & Styling Tips
Paperback ISBN: 1851498818
Gems and Jewels
A Connoisseur's Guide
Hardcover ISBN: 1585674206
A lavishly illustrated survey of the history and uses of popular gemstones offers descriptions and insights into their chemical compositions, outlining the methods by which grading, market values, and authenticity are established.
Gems of the World
Paperback ISBN: 0228100070
"Lavishly illustrated, Gems of the World is intended for anyone who has ever been fascinated by crystals, jewelry, and gems, from general readers to seasoned professionals. It is a fine addition to general collections." --Booklist, on the previous edition Gems of the World is a practical and comprehensive guide to the identification and properties of precious and semiprecious gems, novelty stones, agates and crystals. This edition has been revised and thoroughly updated. Changes and new features include updated maps of recently established diamond bourses and geographical country changes, plus new gem varieties and localities where they are found, new techniques for producing synthetic gemstones and simulants, and much more. There is comprehensive information on gems: - gem formation - mining - the diamond industry - conflict diamonds - ethical sourcing - crystal structure (diagrams and cuts) - optical and physical properties - fashioning and cutting (properties and uses) - gemstone cuts for diamonds - buying a diamond - buying colored gemstones - imitation and synthetic gemstones - gemstone enhancement - history of gems - famous diamonds - caring for gemstones and jewelry - a color key of 139 gemstones. The text describes the world's diamond cutting and trading centers, the "diamond pipeline" that flows from mine to retail, and information on the gemstone industry, ethical mining, conflict diamonds and the emergence of new diamond centers. The description directory of gemstones is organized by their chemical composition. The 139 profiles describe each gem's geology, chemistry, properties (such as color, refractive index, and luster), cultural use in history and its value in jewelry. Photographs show the gem as a raw crystal, in common cuts, polished for use, and in some cases, also in a piece of jewelry. Gems of the World is an ideal reference for gemologists, collectors and general readers.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry
Paperback ISBN: 0500274525
Shows examples of antique and modern jewelry from around the world and defines terms related to jewelry and jewelry making
Jewelry Concepts and Technology
Hardcover ISBN: 0385041853
The definitive reference for jewelry makers of all levels of ability--a complete, profusely illustrated guide to design, materials, and techniques, as well as a fascinating exploration of jewelry-making throughout history.
Jewelry Manufacture & Repair
Hardcover ISBN: 0719800528
This book begins with the basics on jewellry making—how to organize your workshop, what tools and equipment you will need, and the different types of metals with which you will be working. There is a comprehensive chapter on the basic techniques of metal working, and then the author describes how to make specific items. He also discusses the mass production of "goldware" rings—wedding and signets, the making and decorating of shanks and shoulders, and the ornamenting of large bezels. There are chapters on brooches, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets which detail additional techniques such as safety hinge and pin making, earrings, clips and screws, and frames for double-clip brooches. Finally, the book describes the allied techniques of polishing, setting, and finishing which bring the mount to its final appearance.
Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960
The Wearable Art Movement
Hardcover ISBN: 0764320203
Schon, the editor of the online magazine Modern Silver, explores the work of 175 American modernist jewelers: free thinkers who looked to the fine arts for inspiration and made pieces that reflected the thinking of Surrealism, Cubism, and Abstract Expressionism. Their work laid the groundwork for the expansion of metalsmithing in the 1970s and 1980s. The thoroughly illustrated volume includes a guide to makers' marks. Oversize: 8.75x11.5". Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Master Jewelers
Hardcover ISBN: 076433722x
As one of the oldest costume jewelry companies still in existence, Monet has, for almost 70 years, made jewelry that cannot be surpassed for its quality, craftsmanship, and audacious design. Monet: The Master Jewelers is a long overdue, in-depth look at this innovative and enduring company. Through comprehensive research, little known facts about Monet and its founders, Michael and Joseph Chernow, as well as the people behind it, are revealed for the first time. Misconceptions about the company's originsand its early years are finally corrected. This is also a visual celebration of the artistry of Monet jewelry throughout the decades. Delving well beyond basic gold necklaces and earrings, you will be overwhelmed by the diversified and unique styling of the many bracelets, charms, earrings, and necklaces Monet pioneered throughout their long history. The Monet experience is further explored through vintage magazine and newspaper advertisements, patents, rare company and family photos, as well as never-before-published memorabilia from the early Monocraft years"--Publisher's website, viewed August 31, 2011.