Working with Gemstones: A Bench Jeweler’s Guide



Working with Gemstones: A Bench Jeweler’s Guide
by Arthur Skuratowicz and Julie Nash

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

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 2 in