Gemstone Tumbling Cutting Drilling Cabochon Making

Author: James Magnuson
ISBN: 9781591938736
Size: 28.34 MB
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Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine. This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know: tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more. It pertains to a wide range of popular gemstones, from agates to turquoise, and it provides information about recommended equipment and supplies. Plus, it introduces jewelry making with seven projects. By following the authors' simple approach, you'll create finished stones worthy of displaying, selling or making into jewelry.

Gem Cutting

Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher: Churchill & Dunn, Limited
ISBN: 9781626540248
Size: 17.24 MB
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A hobby backed by centuries of tradition, amateur gem cutting remains popular today. Once a completely unskilled beginner himself, Captain John Sinkankas never forgot his struggles in learning how to cut and polish gemstones without the benefit of an instructor. With his own experience in mind, he wrote "Gem Cutting" to make it possible for others to teach themselves how to do every type of lapidary work without having to attend classes. For over half a century, "Gem Cutting" has served as the go-to guide for beginners and experts alike. Offering a wealth of information for everyone, it starts with the fundamentals and leads logically to techniques and projects that will challenge even the most advanced cutter. Every step is described in detail and illustrated with drawings and photographs. Sinkankas covers common pitfalls and, wherever possible, offers hints on how to take money-saving shortcuts. Incorporating tips on operating equipment for greatest efficiency, he explains how to make or choose equipment for sawing, grinding, sanding, and other basic operations. Special chapters describe how to cut and polish cabochons, faceted gems, spheres and beads; how to tumble gems; and how to make carvings, engravings, inlays, and mosaics. Sinkankas also advises on selecting and buying rough gemstones. A section on the description and treatment of gemstones has been expanded in this second edition to include more species and accommodate recent information on each. With its comprehensive guidance, "Gem Cutting" is an essential addition to the library of any lapidary. Captain John Sinkankas (1915-2002) dedicated his life to the study of earth sciences after his retirement from the US Navy. Winner of the "Desert Magazine" Literature Premium Award, Sinkankas authored a number of books on gemstones and published over 100 articles on lapidary subjects. He was a certified gemologist of the American Gem Society with memberships to the Mineralogical Society of America, New York Mineralogical Club, San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, and several other regional gem and mineral groups.

Advanced Cabochon Cutting

Author: Jack R. Cox
Publisher: Gembooks
ISBN: 9780910652148
Size: 29.62 MB
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Learn how to master special shaped cabochon cutting, assembled stones, star stones, and cat's eyes. Special sections on opal and jade.

The Art Of Gem Cutting Including Cabochons Faceting Spheres Tumbling And Special Techniques

Author: H. Dake
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484800
Size: 17.59 MB
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This early work on gem cutting is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the processes involved in different kinds of gem cutting and includes chapters on Cabochon Cutting, Facet Cutting and Special Lapidary Technic. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in the art of the jeweller. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Cabochon Cutting

Author: Jack R. Cox
ISBN: 9780935182279
Size: 25.40 MB
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Illustrations, photos, and detailed instructions show how to cut a cabochon. Everything to start a craftsperson on the way to expert cutting. Answers all the questions from dopping to setting stones.

Gem And Lapidary Materials

Author: June C. Zeitner
ISBN: 9780945005247
Size: 58.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A complete handbook of common materials used in lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.

Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
ISBN: 9781440246159
Size: 61.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.

Collecting Agates And Jaspers Of North America

Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440237454
Size: 40.52 MB
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Arranged by location of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting agate and jasper quartz.

Gemstones Of The World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Size: 76.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.