I’ve searched the wonderful Orchid archives but haven’t found this
specific question asked or answered so I thought I’d float it out
there to see what’s what.
I would like to get a good hands-on book focused on gem setting,
something for the intermediate teach-yourself crowd.
The ideal book would have step-by-step stone setting diagrams such
as those that Oppi provides on pages 615 and 621 of “Jewelry Concepts
and Technology” (1985). Detailed setting fabrication procedures such
as Alan Revere offers in a few of his chapters in “Professional
Goldsmithing” would be most welcome.
Contemporary designs are fine but by no means preferred. In or
out-or-print, both are good. Any suggestions?
Many thanks, for this and all things Orchid that have gone before
it, Trevor F.