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Metropolitan Jewelry by Sophie McConnell, 1991

This beautiful volume takes readers on a very special tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, highlighting wonderful pieces of jewelry from ancient and modern cultures in every part of the world. Of special interest are the fabulous objects…

Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria, 1552

This unique manuscript was commissioned in 1552 by Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria, the founder of what is today the Bavarian State Library. The manuscript is an inventory of the jewelry owned by the duke and his wife, Duchess Anna, a member of the…

How to Make Jewelry by George S. Overton, 1914

Practical Instructions From A Practical Manufacturing Jeweler.

This 1914 book is composed of articles drawn from the Magazine “The Manufacturing Jeweler”. At 240 pages of eclectic, informative articles it is a treasury of jewelers secrets…

Simple Jewellery by R. LL. B. Rathbone, 1910

A practical handbook dealing with certain elementary methods of design and construction written for the use of craftsmen, designers, students and teachers.

This 1910 book is a hefty 300 pages packed with great information on jewelry history…

Copper Work, By Augustus F. Rose, 1908

An illustrated text book for teachers and students in the manual arts
By Augustus F. Rose

This is a 1908 book by one of North America’s really important metals writers at the beginning of the 20th century. He was an educator, writer, influential…

Silversmiths Handbook by George E. Gee, 1885

This 1885 book (republished in 1921) was written by George Gee, a real hero of the trade for decades, a pioneer in writing for the jeweler, the goldsmith and silversmith. You can tell that the author ran an excellent working shop – the voice of…

Repousse Work for Amateurs by L. L. Haslope

(subtitled “Being the Art of Ornamenting Thin Metal with Raised Figures”)

Another book essential for the serious chaser! This one concentrates on details of chasing, tools, working methods. Includes a number of metal working techniques…

Brass Repousse for Amateurs by Gawthorp, 1902

This 1902 book is the third edition. It is 98 jam packed pages of great chasing and repousse information. The author taught many people (including royalty) to do repousse and chasing as a hobby pastime, a recreation. It is clear that at the turn…

Doming Silver Beads by Nancy Howland, 2008

Nancy Howland’s manual on making silver beads, “Doming Silver Beads”, is now available to the members of Orchid and Ganoksin. Nancy passed away in 2009 and the second printing of her book was sold out so her family has decided to make her book…