Gemstone Settings offers an in-depth resource on stone setting, with comprehensive instruction for setting any gem from beautiful, tough diamonds to organic and fragile gems such as pearls and coral. Explore a range of setting types, including bezel, pave, prong, carre, clusters and more! Learn techniques including wax-carving, casting and CAD to design your stone settings, and master basic to advanced fabrication. Even explore all the tools you'll need to achieve the best results. Practice your new skill through the creation of nearly two dozen fancy settings including cluster, cage, swivel and tension—even learn how to make a setting for odd-shaped stones.
This beautiful book includes a history of gemstone jewelry along with a comprehensive discussion of the different kinds and cuts of gemstones.