I have two Dictionaries
Jewelers’ Dictionary 3 rd ed. McNeil, Donald S., Edited by Radnor, PA:
Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone/Chilton Company, 1976. HB/DJ; 3rd Ed;
268pp; tall 8vo; compiled for “…the jeweler, watchmaker,
silversmith… whether a retailer, wholesaler, manufacturer,
designer, collector or student…you will find more than 7,000
entries; nearly 2,000 refer to terms, items and processes established
within the last twenty-five years”; some 700 B&W illustrations,
charts, & tables, which provide a more in-depth explanation.
MY COMMENT - Nice hardback but ( 2 or 3 times ) higher priced and
no better illustrated than the second dictionary
An Illustrated DICTIONARY of JEWELRY Newman, H. 2530 Entries
including definitions of jewels, materials, processes, and
styles, and entries on principal designers and makers, from antiquity
to present day. Thames&Hudson London 1996 reprint of 1987 p/b edn
[1st 1981], 253O terms, 685 ills, 16 in colour, sm4to (16x25cm) card
p/b, new mint. Standard reference. also available in hard back.
MY COMMENT - Available in Hard back . I have the Trade Paper back .
Well illustrated ,lower priced and more up to date.
Hope that this helps.