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Gem and Lapidary Materials

Author : June C. Zeitner
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A complete handbook of common materials used in lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.

The Lapidary Journal

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Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
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Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.

Minerals Yearbook

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Reports and Documents

Author : United States. Congress
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Handbook for the Amateur Lapidary

Author : James Harry Howard
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Man was cutting, carving and polishing gems long before he began to leave written records of his doings. Many Museums have countless examples of the lapidary work done by those artisans and artists, who wrought from raw materials, with exceedingly primitive equipment, objects of art that our modern workers would be hard taxed to surpass. Today, in the Far East, native artisans with hand or foot driven wheels are producing perfect polishes on difficult gems, showing workmanship of which we amateurs with full complement of tools may well be envious. Gem cutting is only one of many arts that are old. Ceramics, wood working, metal working and so forth are old arts. The thing that is peculiar is that these other arts all have their extensive literatures. One may go to any public library and find many volumes on any of these subjects except gem cutting. These volumes are all-revealing, authoritative and detailed. But the subject of gem cutting is shrouded in mystery. Few have written even in generalities on the subject. The Author, several years ago, conducted a search for such literature. He found absolutely nothing. Much later he learned of and borrowed, a copy of Oliver Byrnes, “Handbook for the Mechanic, Artisan and Engineer” and found in it an exceedingly interesting chapter on gem cutting. But the volume was written about 75 years ago, probably had a very limited circulation, was never reprinted, and not one library in fifty ever heard of it. That is the only volume the Author has ever found that treats even briefly of gem cutting. This excludes of course such texts as “The Gem Cutters Craft” by Leopold Cleremont which have chapters on the technique of cutting, but that treat of it so generally that they cannot be used as instructions. The art for some reason has always been passed down from generation to generation by apprenticeship only. When the Author began the above mentioned investigation he was told “The cutting of gems can be learned only through an apprenticeship.” There is no desire here to picture the art as an easy one to learn nor to minimize the skill that is shown by the work of the professional lapidaries, nor to intimate that the professional could, if he would, reveal all his secrets in one brief volume. The desire is to lift the cloud of mystery that has always surrounded the operation and show that actually there is nothing mysterious in the practices of the profession, but only certain basic rules, which, if obeyed, will bring definite results. It is hoped that the instructions herein given are sufficiently explicit that the beginner in the work will have no especial difficulties. It is hoped also that they are not so tedious but that they will be readable by those who do not propose to cut gems but who are, nevertheless, interested in the operation.

SP033 Proceedings of the 39th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals

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Faceted Gems A Historical Article on the Methods and Equipment Used in Lapidary

Author : Richard M Pearl
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "The Optical Properties of Gemstones and Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Faceted Gems" contains information on the methods and equipment used in lapidary. Intended to illustrate the main features of faceted gems it is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and to understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Handbook for the Artisan Mechanic and Engineer

Author : Oliver Byrne
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Earth Science Digest

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The Crafts Supply Sourcebook

Author : Margaret Ann Boyd
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Some 2,500 detailed supplier listings in two broad categories--general arts, crafts and hobbies; and needlecrafts, sewing and fiber arts--are followed by a comprehensive resources section with listings of information, supply, and publication resources for those in or about to enter a crafts business. Published by Betterway Books, 1507 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Gems and minerals

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Earth Science

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Desert Magazine

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Photographing Minerals Fossils and Lapidary Materials

Author : Jeffrey A. Scovil
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Describes all the techniques and tricks for photographing mineral, lapidary, and fossil specimens.

The Creative Lapidary

Author : Frank W. Long
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A Complete Treatise on Perfumery

Author : P. Pradal
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The Desert Magazine

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Descriptions of Gem Materials

Author : Glenn Vargas
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The Mineralogist

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