Recommended Books on Jewelry Manufacturing
Great books to learn more about the art of jewelry manufacturing.
Brepohl, Erhard. (2001) The theory and practice of goldsmithing. Brynmorgen Press, Portland, ME.
Grether, P. A. (1984) The technology of setting. Editions AR, Switzerland.
Hoke, C. M. (1940) Refining precious metal wastes: gold – silver – platinum metals, a handbook for the jeweler, dentist and small refiner. Metallurgical Publishing Co., New York.
Lewton-Brain, Charles. (1994) Cheap thrills in the tool shop: inexpensive equipment options and bench tricks for goldsmiths. Brain Press, Calgary, Alberta.
Lewton-Brain, Charles. (2007) The jeweler’s bench book. MJSA/AJM Press, Providence, RI.
Loosli, Fritz, Herbert Merz and Alexander Schaffner. (1982) Practical jewelry making. Berne, UBOS/SCRIPTAR, Switzerland.
Maerz, Jurgen J. (2006) Adventures at the bench: tricks to overcome a jeweler’s daily challenges. MJSA Press, Providence, RI.
McCreight, Tim. (2004) Complete metalsmith. Student ed.: Brynmorgen Press, Portland, ME.
McCreight, Tim. (2004) Complete metalsmith. [Professional ed.]. Portland, ME: Brynmorgen Press, Portland, ME.
McCreight, Tim. (1997) Jewelry: fundamentals of metalsmithing. Hand Books Press, Madison, WI.
Metals technic: a collection of techniques for metalsmiths. (1992) Ed. by Tim McCreight. Brynmorgen Press, Cape Elizabeth, ME.
O’Keeffe, Stephen. (2003) Jewelry making: tips and tricks of the trade. Krause Publications, Iola, WI.
Olver, Elizabeth. (2001) Jewelry making techniques book: over 50 techniques for creating eyecatching [sic] contemporary and traditional designs. North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH.
Praktikum Goldschmieden = Practical goldsmith: the latest techniques presented in a series of clear illustrations and informative texts. Series: no. 2-13. (1991-2004) Rühle-Diebener-Verlag, Stuttgart.
Revere, Alan. (2004) 101 bench tips for jewelers.: MJSA/AJM Press, Providence, RI.
Revere, Alan. (2011) Professsional jewelry making: a contemporary guide to traditional jewelry techniques. Brynmorgen Press, Brunswick, ME.
Revere, Alan. (1999) Professional jewelry repair series: ring repair. Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Revere, Alan. (2008) Professional jewelry repair series: setting repair. Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, San Francisco, CA.
Skuratowicz, Arthur A. and Nash, Julie. Working with gemstones. MJSA/AJM Press, Providence, RI.
Smith, Ernest A. (1980, 1933) Working in precious metals. NAG Press, London.
Todd, Gregg and Greg Gilman. (2002) At the bench: an illustrated guide to working with gold & silver. MJSA/AJM Press, Providence, RI.
Untracht, Oppi. (1982) Jewelry concepts and technology. Doubleday & Co., Garden City, N.Y.
Wooding, Robert R. (1985) Bead setting diamonds with pave applications. Dry Ridge Co., Erlanger, KY.
Wooding, Robert R. (1987) Channel setting diamonds with illustrated procedures. Dry Ridge Co., Erlanger, KY.
Wooding, Robert R. (2002) The diamond setting manual: procedures & techniques. Dry Ridge Co., Erlanger, KY.
Wooding, Robert R. (1984) Diamond setting: the professional approach. Dry Ridge Co., Erlanger, KY.
Wykoff, Gerald L. (1986) The completely illustrated course for developing the techniques of master stonesetting: a comprehensive picture/text guide on diamond and colored stone setting - prongs - beads -bezels - with special emphasis on pave and cluster setting. Adamas Publishers, Washington, D.C.
Zeiss, Walter. (1984) Setting of gemstones. Rühle-Diebener, Stuttgart.
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