Set the mood - one exquisite stone at a time. Gem lovers, rejoice! The most in-depth technical guide to stone setting is here. With Gemstone Settings you will fall in love with an encyclopedic technique overview featuring extensive stone-setting processes, detailed information about stones and metals, and gorgeous photos and illustrations for visual support. Learn how to set your most beloved, precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to pearl or coral everyday favorites. In addition, you'll explore: �The suitability of specific stones and metals �What makes a design wearable and durable �Pre-made verses handmade settings Capture riches in your settings with this essential reference guide. Contents include: Chapter 1: Introduction to Design: History of Gem-set Jewelry, Contemporary Gem-set Jewelry, Gem Cutting, Design Inspiration, Starting with the Stone, Design Considerations, Using Bought Settings, Commissions, Outsourcing Chapter 2: Gemstone Directory: Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Spinel, Aquamarine, Topaz, Chrysoberyl, Zircon, Tourmaline, Peridot, Moonstone, Labradorite, Sunstone, Amazonite, Opal, Chalcedony, Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Agate, Hematite, Iolite, Kunzite, Quartz, Tanzanite, Diopside, Fluorite, Malachite, Obsidian, Coral, Shell, Pearl, Amber, Man-made stones Chapter 3: Techniques Directory: Getting Started, Useful Tips and Troubleshooting, Hand Tools, Stone-setting Tools, Tool Shapes, Basic Fabrication Techniques, Advanced Fabrication Techniques, Wax Carving and Casting, Computer-aided Design and Manufacture; Rub-over Settings: Basic Bezel Setting, Tube Setting, Dome Setting, Tapered Bezel Setting, Bezels with Corners, Flush Setting, Channel Setting; Prong Settings: Crown Setting, Basket Setting, Closed-back Prong Setting, CAM Prong Setting, Applied Prong Setting; Grain Settings: Grain Setting, Five-grain Setting, Square-grain Setting, Pav� Setting, Micro-pav� Setting; Fancy Settings: Combination Setting, Multiple and Cluster Setting, Tension Setting, Caged Setting, Wobbly Stones, Swiveling Setting, Built-up Setting, Protective Setting, Setting from Behind, Upside-down Setting, Capping, Precious Metal Clay, Casting, Soldering Stones into Place, Setting Odd-shaped Stones, Settings for Interchangeable Stones, Spectacle Setting, Wrapping, Settings as Functional Devices, Mixed Materials and Other Metals; Pearls and Gem Beads: Working with Pearls, Stringing Pearls and Gemstone Beads, Wired Beads Chapter 4: Reference: Conversions, Stone Shapes, Templates for Settings, Glossary, Suppliers and Services, Further Reading, Galleries, Fairs and Organizations

Gemstone Settings

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