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Favorite jewelry related books


Hi everyone,

I’m working on a website ( which began as a
local group here in Asheville, but has gotten internet members from
around the world. I’m working on a list of favorite jewelry related
books and web resources to list on the site. I need some suggestions
of ‘must read’ books or ‘must visit’ sites to add to these pages.

Jeannius Designs


This is what we ran while in school as far as books and it seemed to
be a good starting place:

No. 1 Reference book:

Jewelry Concepts & Technology, Oppi Untracht, Doubleday, August 1982


Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing (Jewelry Crafts,) Erhard Brepohl,
Tim McCreight, Charles Lewton-Brain

Great Gem ID starter:

Gemstones of the World, Walter Schumann, Sterling, December 1997


Gemstones of the World: 3rd Edition, Walter Schumann, Sterling,
November 2006


Silver-smithing, William Seitz, Chilton Book Company, June 2003

Chasing and Repousse:

Moving Metal, Author: Adolf Steines translated from the German

Good additions:

The Complete Metalsmith, Tim McCreight, Sterling Publishing, December


Complete Metalsmith: Professional Edition, Tim McCreight, Davis,
February 2005

The Jewelry Workshop Safey Report, Charles J. Lewton-Brain

Patinas for small studios, Charles Lewton-Brain

Forming using metal characteristics: Fold forming : introduction and
technical procedures, Charles Lewton-Brain

K. David Woolley
Fredericton, NB
Diversiform Metal Art & Jewellery