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Facet Cutting HandbookFacet Cutting HandbookFacet Cutters Handbook is a faceting primer written for the primary purpose of helping the beginning faceter and those who still consider themselves in this class. Separate sections explain dopping, polishing, faceting angles, and index conversion. Detailed instructions and diagrams are provided for cutting the Standard Brilliant, French aka Calibre, Triangle Step, Double French aka Cardinal, Emerald, Six-Rayed Star, Pentagon, Cut-Corner Triangle, Step Cut, Cardinal Kite, Cut-Corner Kite, Keystone Step, Keystone Cardinal, Cut-Corner Keystone, Oblong Hexagon, Modified Square Brilliant, Don Diego, Step Cut round, Double Bar, Bar Cut Pendeloque, Hexagonal Brilliant, Opposed Bar, and Scintillator Brilliant. First published in 1962, Facet Cutters Handbook is an enduring classic which has weathered the test of time. Compact and concisely written, this primer provides a lot of faceting information and how-to for a modest cost.
Facet Design Volume 1Facet Design Volume 1Facet Design Ovals Volume 1 provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the oval shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 89 different oval cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 17 complete oval designs by the authors including Double Fan and Bar, Eight Main Oval, Long Lazy Oval, Supernova SHM 6x9, Longer Lazy Oval, Roval A, Poval, Oval for GGG 6x8, Barion Oval, Lavo 6x8, Lavo 6x9, Commercial Oval, Ten Main Oval, Choval, Another Lazy, Checker Oval, and Longest Lazy Oval. Additionally, a mix and match section provides detailed cutting instructions for 9 alternate pavilions and 6 alternate crown designs at each of the L/W ratios 1.20, 1.25, 1.33, 1.40 and 1.50. Incorporated techincal discussions include Interpreting Faceting Diagrams, Definitions, General Formulas, Tangent Ratio Translation, The Oval, Approximate Oval, True Elliptical Oval, Eight Main Oval Brilliant, MHA and CAM Preforms, Meetpoint Faceting, and Faceting Ma
Facet Design Volume 2Facet Design Volume 2Facet Design Navette Marquis Volume 2 provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the navette/marquise shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 50 different marquise cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 23 complete marquise designs by the authors including Meetmark, Highmark, Marquise for GGG, MPM Marquise, MPM Marquise 20 Segment Girdle, MPM Marquise 24 Segment Girdle, MPM Marquise 28 Segment Girdle, MPM Marquise 32 Segment Girdle, MPM Marquise 16 Segment Girdle, Harlmarq, Scotchmarq, Parquet, Marquise MP96, Chisel Marquise, Brilliant Marquise MPM, Commercial26arquise, Brilliant Marquise Modified, Lazy Marquise, Navette 18 Segment Girdle, Navette 22 Segment Girdle, Navette 18 Segment Girdle, M&M Marquise, and Navette 14 Segment Girdle. A preform section provides cutting instructions for twelve 10-segment marquise preforms at various L/W ratios, ten 12-segment marquise preforms at various L/W ratios, nine 14-segment marq
Facet Design Volume 3Facet Design Volume 3Facet Design Heart and Pear Volume 3 provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the pear and heart shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 54 different pear and pendeloque cuts and 24 heart cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 18 complete pear and pendeloque designs and 11 heart designs by the authors including Superpear 64, Superpear 96, Lazy Pear 1, Lazy Pear 2, Lazy Pear 3 (Little Fatty), 8 Main Pear Meetpoint, Parabo Pear, Nine Main Pear Meetpoint, Seven main Pear Meetpoint, Commercial Pear, Oval End Pear, Lazy Pear 3 Recut Option, Lazy Pear 1 Recut Option, Lazy Pear 2 Recut Option, Pendeloque, Lazy Pendeloque, Three Arc Pear, Three Arc Pendeloque, 13 Main Heart, 10 Main Heart, Heart-In-A-Heart, Lazy Heart, Brilliant Heart 72, Brilliant Heart 64, Highlight Heart 64, Cam-Brill Heart 64, Cam-Hili Heart, Cam-Brill Heart 72 and Cam-Brill Heart 64. Incorporated technical discussions include Heart and Pear Nomenclature,
Facet Design Volume 4Facet Design Volume 4Facet Design Cut Corner Rectangle Emerald provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the cut corner rectangle/emerald shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 70 different cut corner rectangle/emerald cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 21 complete cut corner rectangle/emerald designs by the authors including Scissorem, ECED End 1.40-8-2, Scissor Z, ECED End 1.40-1-5, Ember, Recut-Em 6x8, Super Emerald, ECED End 1.40-2-1, ECED End 1.40-2-2, ECED End 1.40-3-1, ECED End 1.40-3-2, ECED End 1.40-4-1, ECED End 1.40-4-2, ECED End 1.40-5-1, ECED End 1.40-5-2, ECED End 1.40-6-1, ECED End 1.40-6-2, Golden Scissor, ECED End 140-9-2, Tourmaline Special and ECED End 1.40-7-2. Incorporated technical discussions include Cut Corner Rectangle, ECED End Emerald Outline, Ideal Step Cut, Step Cut Crowns (General), General Design Considerations, and Design of Typical Scissor Crowns. A shape classification diagram is provided inside the fr
Facet Design Volume 5Facet Design Volume 5Facet Design Rounds Volume 5 provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the round shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 340 different round cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 12 complete round designs by the authors including SRB Unstacked Mains, SRB Stacked Mains, Six Main Hilite, Six Main Hilite Zircon, PR Seven Main Brilliant, PR Nine Main Brilliant, PR Eleven Main Brilliant, 6/12 Multifacet, Six Main Highlight, Wild Rose 96, Six Four Fan and Eight Main HiLite. Incorporated technical discussions include Table Size Definition, Girdle Thickness and Finish, Cutting Sequence, Designing for Brilliance and Apex Facets. A shape classification diagram is provided inside the front cover showing profiles and nomenclature for 46 different stone shapes and outlines.
Facet Design Volume 6Facet Design Volume 6Facet Design Barions provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the Barion faceted gemstone. This book breaks away from the other 6 volumes in Long and Steele's Facet Design series in that it is dedicated to a transcendent design and cutting technique as opposed to a specific category of gem shapes. Planviews are provided for 92 Barion cuts by various designers encompassing all the standard gem shapes. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 52 complete barion designs by the authors including SPE Triangle, CC Triangle Barion, CC Barion Triangle, CC Triangle Split Barion, CC Triangle Double Barion, CC Triangle Barion, Barion Square, Square Barion, Split Square Double Barion, Superflash One, Split Facet Barion Emerald, Barion Split Facet Emerald (Senaal), SP Barion Pentagonal, SP Double Barion Pentagonal, CC Barion Pentagonal, CC Double Barion Pentagonal, SP Hexagonal Barion, CC Hexagonal Barion, SP Hexagonal Barion #2, Octagonal Barion, Diamond Barion, Barion F
Facet Design Volume 7Facet Design Volume 7Facet Design Antique Square Cushion provides an extensive treatment of the design and cutting of the antique cushion shaped faceted gemstone. Planviews are provided for 91 different antique cushion cuts by various designers. Detailed cutting instructions are presented for 20 complete antique cushion designs by the authors including Apex Crown, Step Apex, Split Side Cushion, Cullinan Variation 1, Cullinan Variation 2, Shallow Pavilion 1, Basic Barion Antique Cushion, Split Facet Barion, Barion Cushion (Large Stones), Large Checker, Small Checker, Step Star Crown, Highlight Barion, Simple Cushion, Shallow Pavilion II, Barion Cushion, Square Cushion Stacked Barion, Reverse Barion, Fan Step Barion, and Square Side Barion. Incorporated technical discussions include Brightness and Reflection Plots, Brightness Contour Plots, Brightness Contour Plot (Quartz), Brightness Contour Plot (Topaz), Brightness Contour Plot (Corundum), Brightness Contour Plot (Cubic Zirconia), MinMax Pavilion Angle, Ap
Falling StarsFalling StarsFalling Stars presents a straightforward and practical guide to all aspects of meteors and meteorites including meteor and meteorite origins, meteor watching, meteor showers, meteorite falls and finds, meteorite craters, meteorite classification, tektites, collecting and preserving meteorites, meteorite verification laboratories, meteorite organizations, meteorite museums, meteorite dealers and more. Written by an authority who has authored many scientific papers in the fields of astronomy and planetary science, Falling Stars provides a comprehensible introduction and primer for understanding, observing, collecting and appreciating meteors and meteorites. Chapters include: 1 Falling Stars!, 2 Meteor Watching, 3 Meteor Showers, 4 Meteorites, 5 Meteorite Classification, 6 Collecting Meteorites, 7 Meteorite Craters, 8 Tektites. Appendices include Bibliography, Organizations, Meteorites and Museums, Meteorite Dealers, Meteorite Verification Laboratories, and Sample Meteorites.
Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S.Much more than a fee mining guide, Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S. is a treasure trove of interesting sites to see and things to do related to rocks and minerals, gemstones, crystals, fossils, gold and other treasures. It describes a total of 270 sites of potential interest to rockhounds and their families including 75 digging sites for collectors, 79 museums for viewing and learning, 68 cave and cavern adventures and tours, along with many historic and natural points of interest. Whether you are an experienced rockhound or prospector, or a family on vacation, you'll find fun, adventure, and maybe precious gems, gold or hidden treasures of man or nature. Fee Mining and Mineral Adventures in the Eastern U.S. will show you where to mine for Herkimer diamonds in New York, genuine diamonds in Arkansas, dive for treasure in Florida, pan for gold in North Carolina, explore caves from Missouri to Pennsylvania, dig for fluorescent minerals in New Jersey, beachcomb for fo
Fluorescent Mineral, Stuart SchneiderFluorescent Mineral, Stuart SchneiderSeeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colors are so pure and the glow is so seemingly unnatural, that it is hard to believe they are natural rocks. Hundreds of glowing minerals are shown, including Aragonite, Amazonite, Feldspar, Hardystonite, Leucophanite, Microcline, Smithsonite, plus many more. But don't let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 800 beautiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under the UV light, and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide. Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this one of the most complete
Fundamental FacetingFundamental FacetingFundamental Faceting is published by the Graves Company as a faceting primer and manual for the Graves faceting machines. While the illustrations employ Graves machines, there is also a good deal of general how-to information for any new faceter in this booklet. Section I Introduction covers History and Terms. Section II Gems covers Selection of Faceting Rough and Type Of Cuts. Section III Machine Description covers General, Faceting Head and Machine Description. Section IV Faceting Procedures covers Faceting Sequence, Types Of Laps, Dopping, Preforming, Preforming Procedure, Cutting The Girdle and Pavilion Facets, Transferring, Cutting The Crown, Cutting The Table, Polishing and Faceting Tips. Section V Light covers Refraction, Reflection, Critical Angle and Dispersion. Section VI Diagrams and Tables covers Angles In Faceting, Gem Material Data, Diamond Polishing, Round Brilliant Cut With Faceted Girdle, Square Step Cut, and The Emerald Cut. Section VII Equipment Maintenance covers Me
Gem and Jewelery AppraisingGem and Jewelery AppraisingGems & Jewelry Appraising is the premier book of its kind, now updated and expanded. Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 2nd Editioncovers all the standards, procedures, and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry, and other valuables. Each step involved in conducting an appraisal is fully explained, with photos, case studies, key documents, worksheets and pricing data included. Registered Master Value Anna M. Miller gives professional guidance and step-by-step instructions on how to Build a Clientele, Set Fees, Get Publicity, Handle Insurance Replacement Claims, Photograph Gems and Jewelry, Research and Write Reports, Test Metals, Research Provenance, Master the Different Approaches to Valuation, Use Price Guides, Understand Legal and Ethical Aspects of Appraising, and more! This resource offers all the information that practicing or aspiring appraisal professionals will need to establish an appraisal business, handle various kinds of appraisals - for insurance, divorce, inheritance, liquidation,
Gem and Precious StonesGem and Precious StonesSimon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties - density, hardness, refraction - occurence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional geologists use to evaluate the stone's weight and optical properties. Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones is organized into three major sections: Natual Stones and Gems, Organic Gems, and Synthetic and Artifical Products. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.
Gem CareGem CareGlamour, intrigue, romance, the quest for treasure... those are all vital aspects of humankind's eternal search and love for gemstones. As long as people have roamed the world, the have placed extraordinary value on our incredible gifts from the land and sea. And once they found or purchased gems, the owners discovered their treasures lasted longer and looked more beautiful with proper care. Gem Care offers simple, straight-forward, accurate information on the safest and easiest methods for wisely taking care of your gems and jewelry. Because gems have different characteristics, there is no single safe way to care for them. Much depends on the hardness of the gem, its toughness, and its susceptibility to heat, light, and acids. By using all the tips and sound advice in this book, your gems and jewelry should be safe and look like new for decades. Specifically covered gemstones include alexandrite, amber, apatite, beryl (aquamarine, emerald, green beryl, heliodor, morganite, red beryl
Gem Identification Made EasyGem Identification Made EasyGem Identification Made Easy is the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems and separate them form imitations and look-alikes. The book's approach is direct and practical, and its style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification. Using a simple, step-by-step system, the authors explain the proper use of essential but uncomplicated instruments that will do the identification tasks, what to look for gemstone by gemstone, and how to set up a basic lab at modest cost. Three of the instruments are inexpensive, portable, pocket instruments which, when used together, can identify almost 85% of all precious and popular stones. The key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognizing profitable opportunities is know both what to look for and what to look out for. Gem Identification Made Easy will help you: Open your eyes to the types of imitations, synthetics, look-alikes an
Gem Trails of ArizonaGem Trails of ArizonaArizona is known the world over for the abundance and variety of its geological treasures. In a landscape as diverse as the minerals themselves, this rich trove of gemstones can be found in sites ranging from arid desert to pine-covered peaks. Newly revised, the fourth edition of this best-selling guide contains the latest updates on the familiar sites and features twenty new locations for collecting rocks, minerals, crystals, and fossils, more than 90 collection sites in all! Gem Trails of Arizona features detailed text describing where to go and what to look for at each site, maps for each site pinpointing the best supplies of specimens, photographs depicting the collecting areas, a new glossary to help you identify your finds, and a full color photographic portfolio of spectacular Arizona gems. Filled with expert advice based on years of experience, Gem Trails of Arizona is an indispensable handbook for the rockhound who is just starting to explore the wealth of this colorful state
Gem Trails of British ColumbiaGem Trails of British ColumbiaMaps, photos and descriptions help novice and expert rockhounds plan week or weekend trips through ten regions of British Columbia: • Highway 99 North • Chilliwack to Hope • Hope to Princeton • Hope to Merritt • Hope to Cache Creek • Cache Creek to Kamloops • Cache Creek North to 100 Mile House • North Kamloops to Little Fort • North British Columbia • Kootenays Gem Trails of British Columbia details sites where you can find and collect agate, jasper, garnet, serpentine, epidot, fluorite, tourmaline, jade, petrified wood, zeolites, amber, gold, silver minerals, soapstone, pyrite, bornite and other copper minerals, calcite, opal, travertine, geodes, crystals, fossils and more.
Gem Trails of ColoradoGem Trails of ColoradoColorado is known for its mineral and geologic diversity formed over the eons by violent tectonic and volcanic forces. This updated and expanded second edition of Gem Trails of Colorado features over 90 locations, including 27 new sites, where collectors can explore the mineral, gem and fossil treasure troves of Colorado in areas as varied as the minerals themselves. Your trips will take you through spectacular scenery, fascinating history, and interesting cities and towns. These sites offer enthusiasts the opportunity to study or collect over 80 different minerals and numerous types of fossils. Agate and jasper, amazonite crystals, blue barite, feldspar, fluorite, garnet, geodes, opal, rhodochrosite, quartz crystal, topaz and tourmaline are just some of the specimens that rockhounds can add to their collections. This indispensable guide features clear maps and directions, detailed descriptive text, numerous site photos, a full color specimen photo insert, safety tips and collecting
Gem Trails of Idaho and Western MontanaGem Trails of Idaho and Western MontanaIdaho and western Montana are two of the Northwest's most popular rock and gem collecting destinations, overflowing with beautiful scenery, mineral riches and rockhounding adventure. In this long-awaited guide to the Gem State and western half of the Big Sky State, geologist and best-selling author Lanny Ream is your personal guide to 99 of the best collecting sites in this geographically dramatic and varied region. An ideal field guide for both amateur and more experienced rock and fossil hunters, each site's write up has an "at-a-glance" info box that tells you what specimens you'll find, the best season for collecting, GPS coordinates, recommended tools and nearby attractions and facilities. Discover and collect: agates, jasper, gold, garnet, sapphires, geodes, thundereggs, amethyst, fluorite, quartz varieties, tourmaline, pyrite, topaz, trilobites, chrysocolla, petrified wood and more. All site descriptions include a brief overview and explanation of the collecting area, a deta
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