Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers

Whether learning how to make settings from scratch or choosing and working with ready-made mountings, this book arms the reader with techniques that can be applied to a range of pieces.

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers

From ready-made snap settings to handmade mounts for unique pieces, 'Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewellery Makers' is an all encompassing examination of the many and varied techniques, treatments and innovations used in jewellery design. Whether learning how to make settings from scratch or choosing and working with ready-made mountings, this book arms the reader with techniques that can be applied to a range of pieces.

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers

Provides step-by-step, illustrated coverage of current stonesetting techniques and treatments, including how to use ready-made settings, make settings from scratch, and incorporate settings into existing designs.

Stonesetting for Contemporary Jewelry Makers

Provides step-by-step, illustrated coverage of current stonesetting techniques and treatments, including how to use ready-made settings, make settings from scratch, and incorporate settings into existing designs.

The Guide to Gemstone Settings

A comprehensive reference section featuring an illustrated glossary makes this book the essential stone-setting resource for both students and professional jewellers.

The Guide to Gemstone Settings

A complete and practical guide to setting precious and semi-precious stones in any metal, The Jewellery-Maker's Guide to Gemstone Settings is a detailed, technical guide to stone-setting for jewellers and jewellery students. It explores traditional, modern, and experimental approaches to stone-setting, from the purely functional to design-led solutions for securing stones. It takes the reader through the entire process of setting stones from choosing a suitable stone and designing and making the setting to seating and setting the stone. The extensive setting techniques are combined with step-by-step demonstrations, precise diagrams and images of contemporary work from international jewellers. A comprehensive reference section featuring an illustrated glossary makes this book the essential stone-setting resource for both students and professional jewellers. Demonstrations produced using 3D modelling software provide the most up-to-date reflection of current practice and technology and allow explanations of skills and techniques to be presented with expert accuracy. The perfect resource for jewellers of all levels.

Contemporary American Jewelry Design

Traditional jewelry designers—those who work for Bulgari and Cartier, for example—do not make the pieces they design: these pieces, usually cast ... From design sketch to fabrication, stone setting, and polishing, they are the workshop.

Contemporary American Jewelry Design

The Phenomenon of Studio Goldsmithing When the history of art in the 1980s is written, much of it will be etched in gold. This is the time of the contemporary goldsmith, an artist who chooses to work in precious metals rather than oils or marble. The contemporary jeweler-as-artist has only recently become a re cognized force. With rare exceptions, the whole field is little more than thirty years old. But it is only within the past fifteen years that these jewelers have entered the jewelry mainstream. The phenomenon of contemporary goldsmithing embraces an eclectic group of artists, each with a unique vision, each taking a per sonal path to jewelry producing. They have as little relationship to the typical, mass-produced jewelry as a champagne maker has to a bottler of orange soda. They approach a piece of art, not a piece of metal. The work is personal and a perfect expression of the "back to the land" movement that spawned it. Many of these goldsmiths were looking not merely for a way to make a living but for a way to make a life that was worthy of living. Running a business while trying to remain a creative metalsmith at the same time is the ongoing challenge. The jeweler-artists have solved or resolved these often conflicting needs in slightly different ways and in a beautiful variety of techniques and styles. Their meth ods, their growth, and their work are discussed here.

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Mounting and Setting Stones

With beautiful examples of work from professional jewellers, a detailed look at mount construction and a useful section on specialist tools and techniques, this guide reveals the skills and methods required for successful mounting and ...

Mounting and Setting Stones

Design & Make: Mounting and Setting Stones is a clear and practical introduction to mount construction and the processes of stone setting. Suitable for both the student and the practising jeweller wanting to learn new skills, this book explains how different stones and cuts relate to their mounts. Easy-to-follow, illustrated explanations describe each setting style, including tension, claw, gypsy, pavé and rub-over styles, with step-by-step instructions on how to fix the stone in place. With beautiful examples of work from professional jewellers, a detailed look at mount construction and a useful section on specialist tools and techniques, this guide reveals the skills and methods required for successful mounting and setting.

Professional Goldsmithing A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques

I studied design with Professor Reinhold Reiling , a master goldsmith and internationally acclaimed jewelry designer . Professors Föll and Zeiss trained me in the skills of hand engraving and stone setting , respectively .

Professional Goldsmithing A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques

"The book examines a series of practical goldsmithing projects, each of which has been successfully completed by student goldsmiths using its instructions ... The creation of rings, chains, bracelets, earrings, and clasps, the use of specialized tools, as well as hand positions, movements, and technical data are described in lucid text and demonstrated with an abundance of detailed color photos"--Cover.

Industrial Education

Jewelry Worker Jewelers create and repair rings , neck- troplaters , engineers , and designers who laces , fine chains , and other ... diamond rings , date rings , religious and contemporary jewelry , and unusual antique reproductions .

Industrial Education


Philippine Jewelry and Ornaments

For handcrafted / low - volume production , the methods used by most local jewelry manufacturers are : a ... and electroplating of the jewelry piece to the desired finish ; d ) Stone setting - the process of mounting and setting the ...

Philippine Jewelry and Ornaments


Jewelers Circular keystone

Member Cultured Pearl Association B CLASSES & COURSES Nine watchmakers from the U.S. and Canada gather to watch Antoine Simonin , a renowned ... courses on jewelry making , design Prospective students should be meand stone setting .

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Handmade in America

a a a . a these days to be a well - qualified fashion designer would require another entire education . ... Both continued to seed contemporary jewelry thought , the revival of enameling , and the ongoing use of semiprecious stones .

Handmade in America

Interviews with fourteen artists and examples of their work.

Metalsmithing Made Easy

In the chapter "The Field Guide to the Rotary Tool" you will learn how to quickly and efficiently, with a simple handheld tool and a few select bits, add professional-quality surface effects and finishing to your jewelry designs.

Metalsmithing Made Easy

Following the success of her first book, Simple Soldering, Kate Ferrant Richbourg walks kitchen table metalsmiths through the basics and into new territory! In addition to teaching the essentials of soldering, Metalsmithing Made Easy demystifies rotary tools and introduces different kinds of hotter small-space torches. In her signature friendly, easy-to-follow style, Kate lays out a lesson plan of techniques to help readers gain familiarity with soldering tools and methods. In the chapter "The Field Guide to the Rotary Tool" you will learn how to quickly and efficiently, with a simple handheld tool and a few select bits, add professional-quality surface effects and finishing to your jewelry designs. A practice sampler of metal tiles, to be worked on step by step, helps to hone skills in surface manipulation, stone setting, cold connections, and more. Once these skills are mastered in the sampler, you can undertake any (or all) of fifteen gorgeous projects included, such as a locket, bail with set stone, prong-set pendant, and much more.

Bernd Munsteiner

Bernd Munsteiner


Jewelers Circular keystone Directory

60 min .; VHS or Beta ; $ 150.00 MO - 002 • BASIC STONE SETTING , by Bob Wilkens . A series of stone - setting ... The tape graphically demonstrates the thinking of the new jewelry designers and depicts a number of contemporary pieces .

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The industry's all-in-one buying guide.

Small Business Sourcebook

Publication Includes : About 10,000 manufacturers , importers , and wholesale jewelers providing merchandise and supplies to the jewelry ... Diamond Setting , Jewelry Design - Repair and Stone Setting , and Jewelry Store Management .

Small Business Sourcebook


Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

Many contemporary jewelers buy machine - made bezels with plain or decorative edges . ... is usually a metallic vertical box or rim into which the stone can be mounted and tamped into place ; native makers also call this a “ housing .

Encyclopedia of Native American Jewelry

Offers 350 cross-referenced entries to explore the people, techniques, design motifs, materials, and forms of Native American jewelry-making from the first contact with Europeans to the present.

Craft Horizons

The text reflects a clear philosophy and gives a wholly contemporary view of an ageold subject . ... -FLORENCE PETTIT As a major supplier to the jewelry manufacturers and the jewelry crafts for over 50 years , Swest , Inc. has continued ...

Craft Horizons


Small Business Sourcebook

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Small Business Sourcebook

A guide to the information services and sources provided to 100 types of small business by associations, consultants, educational programs, franchisers, government agencies, reference works, statisticians, suppliers, trade shows, and venture capital firms.

The Jewelers Circular and Horological Review

The work of organizing the trade in con- that the present depression in trade is owing nection with the Jewelers ... of the situation being the precious stone setting business at 216 Weyexceptional demand for solid silver goods .

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Metalsmith

John Cogswell , contemporary jeweler / silversmith / educator will emphasize texture , color , and structure . ... sterling silver granulation , fusion of gold to silver , thin gauge constructions , mixed metals and stone setting .

Metalsmith