The Guide to Gemstone Settings : Styles and Techniques

A complete and practical guide to using precious and semi-precious stones in any metal - from traditional settings to contemporary looks.

This 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.

This book takes you through the entire process of setting stones from choosing a suitable stone, 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. This book is the perfect resource for jewellers of all levels
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