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Gem facetting books

While I’m on the subject of stone “cutting” (previous post)–

I have Sinkankas “Gem Cutting” and Vargas “Facetting”, but neither
of these books goes very far into the nitty-gritty of the kinds of
problems one encounters when actually cutting real stones. An
ongoing class or a mentor would be great, but doesn’t seem to be
available here and now. I could waste an awful lot of time and rough
learning by trial and (lots of) error.

Does anyone know of a book(s) with more detailed about
the processes of faceting? Any suggestions would be much
appreciated.

The Jeweler’s Selected Bibliography > Gemstone Cutting
http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/list/f/Gemstone_Cutting.htm

–Noel

Noel,

I usually just lurk, but now I can help someone so I’ll speak up.
Jeff Graham offers a book, “Learn to facet the right way”, that can
be purchased on his website, http://www.faceters.com. This is
almost as good as a mentor over your shoulder.

Enjoy!
Olivia

Noel,

The book “The Techniques of Master Faceting” by Gerald Wykoff in
addition to the books you already have should be all you need. The
rest is just practice. Alpha Supply’s catalog has several others as
well. I found “Introduction to Meetpoint Faceting” by Long and
Steele along with several of the design books to be really useful.

The Techniques of Master Stonesetting
By Gerald L. Wykoff

http://www.ganoksin.com/jewelry-books/us/product/0960789235.htm
Price: $24.50

Media: Hardcover
Manufacturer : Adamas
Release data : 01 October, 1986

Jerry in Kodiak

Hi Noel,

An excellent practical step by step instruction book is available
from www.faceters.com:

Cheers,
Karen

Hi Noel,

   Does anyone know of a book(s) with more detailed information
about the processes of faceting? Any suggestions would be much
appreciated. 

If I were you, I’d check out color-wright.com This is a good site
for things related to faceting. The fellow that owns the site is a
faceting instructor as well as a dealer in machines, supplies &
rough.

Dave