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Introduction to Lapidary
Pansy D. Kraus
0801972663
January 1997
Paperback
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The Art of Gem Cutting
H. C. Dake
0935182721
February 2001
Paperback
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Holiday Moods in Wire
Ed Sinclair
0964048329
July 2002
Paperback
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Gem and Lapidary Materials: For Cutters, Collectors, and Jewelers
June Culp Zeitner
0945005245
September 1996
Paperback
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Economic Geology, Vol.91,no.7,1996
June Zeitner's name is legendary in the lapidary hobby movement. She has been writing articles about gems and minerals, localities and jewelry making since the birth od the American lapidary movement in the 1960s. The book, her largest effort to date. is an attempt to catalog and describe all of the existing geologic materials that lend themselves to the artistry of the lapidarist. Her emphasis is on the idea that gem cutting and carving are true art forms and the resulting products should likewise be considered to be fine art. ....This book is the best work in print for information on regional jasper names and all the bewildering varieties of crystalline and cryptocrystalline quartz....this book is not meant to ba treatise or scientific tome. Rather it is meant to be a survey report that documents...


Cabochon Cutting: A Gem Cutters Handbook
Jack R. Cox
0935182276
January 1986
Paperback
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PEARLS: ORNAMENT AND OBSESSION
Kristin Joyce
0671759280


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Moods in Wire
Ellsworth Sinclair
0964048337
Feb 2002
Paperback
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The Amber Book: Ake Dahlstrom and Leif Brost (Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones)
Lief Brost, Ake Dahlstrom
0945005237
December 1996
Hardcover
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Canadian Gemmologist, 1997 XVIII(4
This excellent book on amber contains details of amber's formation, geographical locations, history, folklore, identification and present-day importance in jewelry. Although small in size and number of pages, this book is packed full of useful and fascinating information about amber and its past. The authors have included all the relevant scientific information that is required to examine and identify amber from its imitations. With nearly 100 photographs, 65 in full color, the book is a visual pleasure to read and enjoy. A historical timeline is presented in chart form to help put the formation of amber into perspective. Amber has trapped within it a multitude of ancient plant and animal life giving us a window into the past. World maps show the present and past locations where amber is found,...


Facet Cutters Handbook
Edward J. Soukup
0910652066
December 1986
Paperback
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Jade
Roger Keverne
1859671918
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This survey of jade use around the world is actually an anthology of essays by prominent scholars. First, a gemologist explains the minerology of jade. Then a series of essays on jade use in China, from prehistory to the present, takes up about half of the book. Finally, shorter essays address jade use in Japan, the South Pacific, Europe, Burma, India, and the Americas. Excellent photographs throughout the volume capture the visual qualities that make jade so appealing. The ambitiousness of its scope makes this survey a valuable addition to the jade literature, but the contributions of the authors vary so widely in method and tone that the volume lacks unity. Suitable for general readers, interested laypersons, and students, though scholarly readers may find some sections of interest.- Kathryn W. Finkelstein,...


English Mediaeval Lapidaries
J. Evans (Editor)
0859919250
February 1999
Hardcover
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Gem Cutting: A Lapidary's Manual
John Sinkankas
0442276303
January 1984
Hardcover
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The Jewelry Engravers Manual
R. Allen Hardy
048628154X
June 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Comprehensive practical manual teaches every step of the engraving process: initials and inscriptions, monograms, decoration and embellishment, more. Also care and maintenance of tools. Ideal for beginners. 89 illus.


Opal Advanced Cutting and Setting
Paul B. Downing
0962531154
January 2001
Paperback
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June Culp Zeitner, Lapidary Journal, May 2000
Goes beyond other ... opal books. Well-written ... a definite must-have for all who are fascinated by (opal).

Mike Anderson, November, 1999
Gee, I wish someone would write a quality beginner's book on cutting fire agate as you have for opals!

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American Lapidary: Designing the Carved Gemstone
Henry Hunt
0937764051
November 1996
Paperback
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Opal Cutting Made Easy
Paul B. Downing
0962531146
January 2003
Paperback
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June Culp Zeitner, Lapidary Journal
Even though a short, small format ... a magnitude of information is packed in ... cannot be beaten.

Grahame Brown, Australian Gemmologist
If you would like to learn how to cut opal, do use this book. Effective,well written.

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Lapidary Carving for Creative Jewelry
Henry Hunt
0945005105
June 1985
Paperback
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Gem Cutting a Lapidarys Manual Edition
John Sinkankas
0442076118


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