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This is a Selected Jewelry and Metals Bibliography for the jeweler – Metal working, Casting, Plating, Enameling, Gem Cutting, Setting, Engraving and Etching, Other Techniques, Jewelry Repairs and A Selected Bibliography for Materials Science for Goldsmiths – Over 100 listings of jewelry books.

Jewelry Books: General, Various Techniques, Bench Tricks, etc.

1.  Jewels of the Pharaohs: Egyptian Jewelry of the Dynastic Period
Aldred, Cyril – London: Thames and Hudson; New York: Praeger, 1978
2. Art, Jewelry and Metals: Makers, Markets, Meaning
Armentrout, Daloma – Austin: privately printed, 2nd ed. , 1992.

3. Pirotechnia
Biringuccio, Vannoccio – 1540. Ed. and trans. Cyril Stanley Smith and Martha Teach Gnudi. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Press, 1966.
4.  Theorie und Praxis des Goldschmieds
Brepohl, Erhard – Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co
5 .  Fundamentals for the Retail Jeweller.
Brown, Raymond P. Toronto – Canadian Jewellers Institute, 4th Rev. ed., 1956.

6 . Creative Gold- And Silversmithing: Jewelry – Decorative Metalcraft.
Choate, Sharr, and Bonnie Cecil De May.  – New York: Crown, 1970.
7 . The Penland School of Crafts Book of Jewelry Making.
Coyne, John,  – Quality Books; 1st edition , 1977.

9 .  Werkstattrezepte für Gold- und Silberschmiede Mit Abbildungen.
Diebeners, Wilhelm. – Leipzig, [1950? Also available in newer editions].

10 . Werkstattrezepte für Graveure, Gütler, Galvaniseure und Stempelhersteller.
Wilhelm Diebener – Leipzig: , [1950? Also available in newer editions].
11 .  Sweat of the Sun & Tears of the Moon: Gold & Silver in Pre-Columbian Art.
Emmerich, Andre. – New York: Hacker Art Books, 1977.
12 . Jewelry Contemporary Design & Technique.
Evans, Chuck.  –  Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1983.
13 . The Art of Jewelry Design: Principles of Design, Rings & Earrings.
Galli, Maurice P., et al.  – Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1999.
14 . Designing Jewelry: Brooches, Bracelets, Necklaces & Accessories.
Galli, Maurice P, Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1997.
15 . Step-by-Step Jewelry; A Complete Introduction to the Craft of Jewelry.
Gentile, Thomas.
New York: Golden, 1968.

16.  Creative Jewellery.
Hall, Dinny.Vintage, 1988.
17 .  Jewellery Making for Profit
Hickling, James E. – . London: NAG Press- Robert Hale, 1995.
18 .  The Art of Jewelry: A Survey of Craft and Creation.
Hughes, Graham. – 
New York: Gallery Books-W.H. Smith, 1972.

19 .  Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.
Kingsley, Susan. – Carmel, CA: 20-Ton Press, 1993.
20 .  Metalcraft and jewelry.
Kronquist, Emil F. – Peoria, IL: Manual Arts Press, 1926.

21 .  Handbook of Fastening and Joining Metal Parts.
Laugner, Vallory H., and Augustus D. Hargan. –
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1956.
22 .  Artists Anodizing Aluminum: The Sulfuric Acid Process.
LaPlantz, David. – Bayside, CA: Press de LaPlantz, 1988.
23 .Cheap Thrills in the Tool Shop: Inexpensive Equipment Options and Bench Tricks for Goldsmiths.
Lewton-Brain, Charles.  – Calgary: Brain Press, 1994.
25 . Practical Jewelry Making.
Loosli, Franz, et al.  –
Berne: UBOS/Scriptar, 1982.

27 .  Metals Technic: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths.
McCreight, Tim, ed. –
Cape Elizabeth, ME: Brynmorgen Press, 1992.
28 .  Contemporary Jewelry a Craftsman’s Handbook.
Morton, Philip. – 
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970.
29 .  An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry.
Newman, Harold. – 
London: Thames and Hudson, 1990.
30 . Creative Jewelry Techniques: A Workshop Guide.
O’Connor, Harold. – 
[Lake City, CO]: Dunconor Books, 1978.
31 . The Flexible Shaft Machine: Jewelry Techniques.
O’Connor,Harold. – Taos, NM: Dunconor Books, 1983.

32 . The Jeweler’s Bench Reference.
O’Connor,Harold. – Lake City, CO: Dunconor Books, 1977.
33 .  Platinum Manufacturing Process Vol. VII:
Platinum Day Symposium, Los Angeles, CA: Platinum Guild International USA, 1999.

34 . Practical Goldsmith: Modelling. Practical Goldsmith 2.
Stuttgart: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 1994.
35 . Practical Platinumsmith. 
Stuttgart: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 2nd ed. 1994.
36 . Professional Goldsmithing: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques.
Revere, Alan. – 
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.

37 . Jewelry Making and Design: An Illustrated Textbook for Teachers, Students of Design and Craft Workers .
Rose, Augustus F., and Antonio Cirino.  –
Providence, RI: Metal Crafts Publishing, 1917.

39 .  The Jeweler’s Art: A Multimedia Approach.
Sprintzen, Alice. – Worcester, MA: Davis, 1995.

40 . On Divers Arts: The Foremost Medieval Treatise on Painting, Glassmaking and Metalwork.
Theophilus. – Ed. and trans. John G. Hawthorne and Cyril Stanley Smith. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963. New York: Dover, 1979.
41 .  Contemporary Jewelry: A Critical Assessment, 1945-1975.
Turner, Ralph. – London: Studio Vista-Cassell and Collier Macmillan, 1976.

42 .  Finishing with Gold Leaf.
H. P Williams . – Temple City, CA: Craft Course Publishers, 1966.

43 .  Jewelry Concepts and Technology.
Untracht, Oppi. –
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1982.

45 .  The Design and Creation of Jewelry.
Von Neumann, Robert. – Rev. ed. Radnor, PA: Chilton, 1972.
47 .  Silverwork and Jewellery: A Text-Book for Students and Workers in Metal.
Wilson, H. Artistic Crafts Series of Technical Handbooks. London: John Hogg, 2nd ed., 1912.
48 .  The Arts and Crafts of India and Ceylon.
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. – New-York: Noonday Press-Farrar, Straus and Company, 1964.
50 .  Direct Metal Sculpture Creative Techniques and Application.
Meilach, Dona, and Don Seiden. – 
New York: Crown, 1966.
51 . Finishing Metal Products.
Simonds, Herbert R. – ,
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2nd Ed., 1946.
52 .  Methods for Modern Sculptors.
Young, Ronald D., and Robert A. Fennell. – San Rafael, CA: Sculpt-Nouveau, 1981.

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Jewelry Books On Casting

1 .  Centrifugal or Lost Wax Jewelry Casting for Schools, Tradesmen, Craftsmen.
Bovin, Murray. – Rev. Peter M. Bovin. Forest Hills, Long Island: Bovin Publishing, Rev. ed. , 1971.
2 .  Creative Casting: Jewelry, Silverware, Sculpture.
Choate, Sharr. – Ed. Bonnie Cecil De May. New York: Crown Publishers, 1966.

3 . Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture.
Kallenberg, Lawrence. – Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company, 1981.
4 .  Practical Casting: A Studio Reference.
McCreight, Tim. – Boylston, MA: Brynmorgen Press, 1986.

5 .  Metal Alloys and Patinas for Castings for Metalsmiths, Jewelers and Sculptors.
Shearman, William M.- Kent State University Press, 1976.
6 . Handbook of Lost Wax or Investment Casting.
Sopcak, James E. Pico Rivera, – CA: Gem Guides, 1986.

7 .  The Complete Handbook of Centrifugal Casting. Romanoff, Philip. – Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1981.
8 .  Basic Wax Modelling: An Adventure in Creativity.
Tsuyuki, Hiroshi.Tokyo: Asq Corp; 2012 edition, 1999.

9 .  Practical Wax Modeling: Advanced Techniques for the Wax Modeler.
Tsuyuki, Hiroshi, and Yoko Ohba. – Trans. Susumu Satow. N.p.: ASQ Corporation, n.d.

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Jewelry Books On Plating

1 .  The Electroplater’s Handbook.
Ammen, C.W. – Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 1987.
2 .  Principles of Electroplating and Electroforming (Electrotyping).
Blum, WIlliam, and George B. Hogaboom. – 
New York: McGraw-Hill, 3rd. ed. , 1949.

3 .  Metal Plating and Patination: Cultural, Technical and Historical Developments.
La Niece, Susan, and Paul Craddock, eds., – 
Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, 1993.
4 .  Electroplating.
Lowenheim, Frederick A. – New York: McGraw-Hill, 1977.

5 . Practical Goldsmith: Mounting – Joints, Electroplating. Practical Goldsmith 4.
Stuttgart: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 1993.
6 .  Gold Usage.
Rapson, W.S., and T. Groenewald. – 
London: Academic Press-Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
7 .  Electroforming: A comprehensive survey of theory, practice and commercial applications.
Spiro, Peter. –
Teddington: Robert Draper, 2nd ed. , 1971.
8 .  Chemistry for electroplaters,.
Young, C.B.F. – 
Brooklyn: Chemical Publishing, 1945.

Jewelry Books On Patination & Coloring

1 .  Chemische Färbungen von Kupfer und Kupferlegierungen.
Deutsches Kupfer-Institut.4. – Auflage. Berlin: Deutsches Kupfer-Institut, 1974.
2 .  Vergolden und Bronzieren: [Untergrund, Arbeitstechniken, Werkstoffe : e. Handbuch für d. Praxis] (German Edition).
Hebing, Cornelius. – Auflage. München: Verlag Georg D.W. Callwey, 1985.
3 . The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals: A Manual for the Fine Metalworker and Sculptor.
Hughes, Richard, and Michael Rowe. – London: Crafts Council, 1982.

4 .  Rezepte für die Metallfärbung und Metallüberzügeohne Stromquelle.
Kramer, Oskar P.
 Saulgau/Wttbg: Eugen G. Leuze Verlag, 5th ed. , 1977.
5 .  Modern Metal-Working: Materials, Tools and Procedures.
Walker, John R. – South Holland, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 1985.

Jewelry Books On Enameling

1 .  Kunsthandwerkliches Emaillieren.
Brepohl, Erhard. –
Leipzig: Veb Fachbuchverlag, 1983.

Jewelry Books On Gem Cutting, Setting & More

1 .  Lapidary Carving for Creative Jewelry.
Hunt, Henry. – Desert Pr
, 1981.
2 . Practical Goldsmith: Mounting – Settings. Practical Goldsmith 3.
Stuttgart: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 1992.
3 .  Bead Setting Diamonds With Pave Applications.
Wooding, Robert R. – Erlanger, KY: Dry Ridge, 1985.
4 .  Channel Setting Diamonds With Illustrated Procedures.
Wooding, Robert R. – 
Erlanger, KY: Dry Ridge, 1987.
5 .  The Completely Illustrated Course for Developing the Techniques of Master Stonesetting: A Comprehensive Picture/Text Guide on Diamond and Colored Stone Setting.
Wykoff, Gerald L. – Washington, DC: Adamas, 1986.
6 . Das Edelsteinfassen.
Zeiss, Walter. –
Stuttgart: Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, 1979.

Jewelry Books On Engraving & Etching

1 .  Engraving on Precious Metals.
Brittain, A., and P. Morton. – London: Robert Hale, 1993.
2 . The Thames and Hudson manual of etching and engraving .
Chamberlain, Walter. –
London: Thames and Hudson, 1972.

Jewelry Books On Other Techniques

2 .  Metal Braiding for Jewellers and Metalsmiths: A Translation of Straw Braiding Techniques into Metal.
Harse, Crys. – Calgary: privately printed, 1994.

Books On Jewelry Repair & Maintenance

1 .  The Jewelry Repair Manual.
Hardy, R. Allen. –  Dover Publications, 2nd Revised ed. edition, 2013.
2 . Jewelry Manufacture and Repair.
Jarvis, Charles.  – Robert Hale
, 1997.
3 .  The Jewelry Repairer’s Handbook.
Replinger, John G. – Peoria, IL: Bradley Polytechnic Institute, 1946.

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Books On Sheet Metal

1 . How to Work Sheet Metal.
Dyer, Herbert J. –  Kings Langley, Herts., Taylor & Francis, 2nd ed., 1979.
3 . Architectural Sheet Metal Manual.
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association. – Vienna, VA: Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association, 3rd ed. , 1979.
4 .  Sheet Metal Machine Processes.
Zinngrabe, Claude J., and Fred W. Schumacher. – N.p.: Delmar, 1975.

Books On Blacksmithing & Ironwork

1 .  Edge of the Anvil: A resource book for the blacksmith.
Andrews, Jack. – Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 1977.
2.  Geschmiedetes Eisen vom Mittelalter bis um 1900.
Stuttgart: J.F. Steinkopf, 1971.
3 .  Decorative Antique Ironwork: A Pictoral Treasury.
D’Allemagne, Henry Rene. – 
New York: Dover, 1968.
4 . Kunst aus dem Feuer: Sechzehn Kunstschmiede aus sieben Landern/Art from the Fire
Hoffman, Gretl. – [text in English and German]. Stuttgart: Julius Hoffman, 1987.
5 .The Modern Blacksmith.
Weygers, Alexander G.  – New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1974.

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Books On Knifemaking

1 .  How to Make Your Own Knives … etc.
Blandford, Percy W – Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books, 1979.
2 . Knives Illustrated [quarterly journal: ISSN 0898-8943].
McMullen & Yee Publishing: Knives Illustrated Subscription Dept., McMullen and Yee Publishing, P.O. Box 70015, Anaheim, CA 92825-015, U.S.A.
3 .  Custom Knifemaking (10 Projects from a Master Craftsman).
McCreight, Tim. – Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1985.

Books On Tools, Machines & Machine Processes

1 .  Machine Tool Operation, Part I: The Lathe; bench work and work at the Forge.
Burghardt, Henry D. – McGraw-Hill Book Company
.

4 .  Machine Shop Practice Book One and Two ( 1 & 2) – REVISED LATER EDITION.
Jones, Harry A. – 
Toronto: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1952.
5 . Punches and Dies, layout, Construction and Use.
Stanley, Frank A.  – 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill,2nd ed., 1936.

Books On Materials Sciences For Jewelry Goldsmiths

1 .  Adhesive Bonding Alcoa Aluminum.
Aluminum Company of America. – Pittsburgh: Aluminum Company of America, 1967.
2 .  Forming Alcoa Aluminum.
Aluminum Company of America. – Pittsburgh: Aluminum Company of America, 1962.
3 .  FORMING ALCOA ALUMINUM With a Supplement Forming Alcoa Magnesium.
Aluminum Company of America. – Pittsburgh: Aluminum Company of America, 1953.
4 .  Machining Alcoa Aluminum.
Aluminum Company of America. – 
Pittsburgh: Aluminum Company of America, 1967.
5 .  Soldering Alcoa Aluminum.
Aluminum Company of America. – Pittsburgh: Aluminum Company of America, 1972.
6 .  Alcoa Aluminum Handbook.
Aluminum Company of America. – Alcoa Aluminum Company Of America; 1957 .
7 .  Principles of Physical Metallurgy.
Coonan, Frederick L. – 
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1943.
8 .  Materials and Processes in Manufacturing.
DeGarmo, E. Paul. – 8th ed. Wiley, 1997.
9 .  Woodworking for Industry: Technology and Practice.
Feirer, John L. –
 Peoria, IL: Charles A. Bennet, 3rd ed., 1979.
10 . The New Science of Strong Materials, or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor.
Gordon, J.E. – Princeton University Press; Revised edition, 2006.

11 .  Metal Technics.
Gray, T.A., and T. McCormick. – Milton, Qld: Brooks Waterloo-Jacaranda Press, 2nd ed. , 1989.
12 .  Introduction to Precious Metals.
Grimwade, Mark. –  London: Brynmorgen Press, 2009.
13 . Technology In the Ancient World.
Hodges, Henry.  – 
London: Pelican-Penguin, 1970.
14 .  Metall und Wasser: Eine kleine Korrosionskunde.
Hömig, H.E. – Essen: Vulkan-Verlag Dr. W. Classen, 1961.
15 .  Refiners. How Old Gold Is Refined. Bulletin 447.
Hoover and Strong, Inc.,Buffalo, NY: Hoover and Strong, Inc., Refiners, 1949.
16 .  The Metalsmiths. The Emergence of Man.
Knauth, Percy. – 
New York: Time-Life Books, 1974.
17 . The Recovery of Gold From Jewellery Sweeps. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Project Report No. 44/2.
Loewen, Roland. – London: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 1982.
18 .  Small Scale Gold Refining.
Loewen, Roland. – 
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Project Report No. 44/1. London: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 1980.
19 .  Small Scale Silver Refining.
Loewen, Roland. –
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Design and Technology Committee Report No. 53. London: Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, 1984.
20 . Aspects of Tibetan Metallurgy. British Museum Occasional Paper 15.
Oddy, W.A., and W. Zwalf, eds – London: British Museum (Research Laboratory and Dept. of Oriental Antiquities), 1981.
21 .  Materials in Industry.
Patton, W.J. – Subsequent edition
. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986.
22 .  Gold Usage.
Rapson, W.S., and T. Groenewald. – 
London: Academic Press-Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.
23 . Metal Alloys and Patinas for Castings for Metalsmiths, Jewelers and Sculptors.
Shearman, William M.  – Kent State University Press, 1976.
24 . Elementary Metallurgy and Metallography.
Shrager, Arthur M. –
 New York: Dover, 3rd Rev. ed.1969.
25 . Noble Metals. Planet Earth. Alexandria,
St. John, Jeffrey. , VA: Time-Life Books, 1985.
26 .  Metals in the Service of Man.
Street, Arthur, and William Alexander. – London: Penguin, 10th ed. , 1994.
27 .  Metal Techniques for Craftsmen: A Basic Manual on the Methods of Forming and Decorating Metals.
Untracht, Oppi. –
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968.
28 .  Contemporary Patination.
Young, Ronald D. – Escondido, CA: Sculpt-Nouveau, 4th ed. , 1997.