Setting Repair [Paperback] Alan Revere; George McLean and emiko oye
Setting Repair is the second installment in Revere’s landmark Professional Jewelry Repair Series. Just as Ring Repair was the first to cover the myriad ways to size and replace ring shanks, this book is the first to illustrate and explain the repair of settings for gemstones in jewelry. Seventeen step-by-step chapters include repairs in sterling silver, karat golds and platinum. With the accessible text, informative photographs and helpful illustrations, Setting Repair provides a wealth of valuable information to benchworkers and jewelers. As an educator to thousands of students all over the world, Alan Revere is adept as communicating the intricacies of jewelry making and repair with time-honored authority.
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Creative work in the studio can benefit from an understanding of materials and processes, but too often the worlds of science and art are unable to share information. This book bridges the gap through clear language spoken by a metallurgist with several decades of teaching experience. Through hundreds of charts, tables, and graphs, the author explains the intricacies of work-hardening, …
John Cogswell is a highly respected craftsman and much loved teacher. In this landmark book he shares more than three decades of professional experience in the jewelry field. Most stonesetting literature focuses on conventional bezels or trade practices for setting faceted stones in commercial mountings. Creative Stonesetting addresses the exciting and under-explored realms of unique settings made at the bench …
Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing [Hardcover] Brepohl, Erhard; McCreight, Tim and Lewton-Brain, Charles
The English translation of the original German text, for many years the standard reference used by European jewelers. – both a historical text and an important practical reference – and is now available for the first time to English-speaking craftspeople. It is a comprehensive collection of information about materials, tools and techniques of metalsmithing with unique emphasis on the science …
With almost 1000 drawings, this comprehensive book leads students systematically through the development of forms rendered in perspective, starting with simple boxes and working up to curvilinear jewelry objects. Beyond teaching the ability to render forms clearly for clients, this instruction will hone the ability to think three dimensionally. This book was originally written in French and published in Quebec …