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Working with Gemstones: A Bench Jeweler's Guide

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Enjoy stress-free setting! Featuring more than 100 full-color photos, this book provides the information you need to avoid damaging expensive sometimes irreplaceable gems.
  • Common gemstone enhancements and treatments
  • How specific gems react to pressure 
  • How to design and modify jewelry to accommodate a gem's characteristics
  • "Tools that Rule": What every jeweler needs close at hand
  • Charts on how stones react to abrasives, chemicals, and heat
  • Advice on proper care and cleaning methods

Every major gemstone typically used in the jewelry industry is covered in this book, making it a fine resource for the beginning bench jeweler as well as anyone doing repair check-in at a retail store.... In addition, some seldom-seen stones are included, making it a good reference for experienced jewelers." -- Mark Maxwell, Gems & Gemology, GIA

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