|B O O K S|
|Pertaining to FACETING|
Facet Cutters Handbook
|Edward Soukup||Everything one needs to know in order to facet a gemstone.
Has 22 different designs to cut. 64 pages
Simon & Schuster's
guide to Gems
and Precious Stones
May be out of print
[check for availability]
Over 450 full color photos and comprehensive entries
on all major gems and stones of the world.
An attractive, informative guide to gemstones. 376 pages.
One of the best gemstone books for the price.
Audubon Guide to
Familiar Rocks and Minerals
|Chesterman||4" x 6" pocket guide with full color photos and informative text.
Excellent for beginners. 192 pages.
Has a section on gemstones.
Gemstone and Mineral
|Sinkankas||Practical reference with complete lists and tables
of properties of gemstones and minerals.
|Master Gemcutting Tips||Gerald L. Wykoff||A comprehensive selection of practical gemcutting tips
and techniques for immediate use by anyone seeking to
excel in gemstone faceting, carving, or cabachon cutting.
Soft cover. 166 Pages.
The Techniques of
|Gerald L. Wykoff
Out of print
[No longer available]
A must for faceters. This superbly written and illustrated book takes you through each state of faceting, from an encrusted hunk of rough crystal to the cleaning and preparing...from planning and orienting to the actual faceting and the final treatment operation. 149 pages.
|Master GEM POLISHING||Gerald L. Wykoff||Provides many techniques to polish all kinds
gemstones as a result of seven years of research. Whether faceting
or cabbing, it takes an effective polish to bring out the optical
personalities and spectacular glow of a gemstone.
Soft cover. 311 Pages.
Diagrams for Faceting
|Glen & Martha Vargas||An excellent companion book to faceting for Amateurs.
Starts with the very simple, moves to the more complex
and ends with a section of unusual shapes for faceted gems.
160 diagrams. 184 pages. Hard cover
Diagrams for Faceting
|Glen & Martha Vargas||Included are diagrams that will cut 132 different gems,
plus drawings from Ernest Wollert.
Most of the diagrams in this book have never been published before.
Diagrams for Faceting
|Glen & Martha Vargas||Included are diagrams that will cut 133 different gems.
Book is divided into eleven sections. 149 pages.
Faceting for Amateurs
2nd revised edition
|Glen & Martha Vargas||This is an excellent book on the art of faceting.
Well organized and covers all aspects of selecting and buying gem rough,
orienting before cutting, and how to get the best from your gem rough,
and the use of faceting equipment. 122 illustrations. 24 tables.
19 cutting diagrams. 342 pages.
|Art of Gem Cutting||Dake||Tells how to buy the rough, cut the gems,
choose and use the equipment. Detailed instructions and illustrations.
Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones
Out of print
[Used Books may be available]
First reference source containing data on every known species and variety of gemstone. Cross indexes familiar gem names and information on each gem, including chemical formula, crystal structure, cleavage, optics, and hardness. Gem cutters will appreciate special graph relating critical angle and refractive index. (1st Edition at right)
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