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Helping clients understand metals and gemstones


#1

I ask this as a beginner, but in all seriousness, lets say from a
clients point of view. 2 books (I say 2 because if there is only one
that goes into everything then tell me) If ya’ll could only have 2,
in order for reference for yourself and to help clients understand
metals and which could ya’ll not live without?


#2

Gems – Gemstones of the World by Schumann
Metals – The Complete Metalsmith by McCreight

My choices,
John


#3
2 books (I say 2 because if there is only one that goes into
everything then tell me) If ya'll could only have 2, in order for
reference for yourself and to help clients understand metals and
which could ya'll not live without? 

No such book or books exist! The key is to build a library. It is a
multi-year and multi-thousand dollars project, but it is the only
way.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#4
No such book or books exist! The key is to build a library. It is
a multi-year and multi-thousand dollars project, but it is the only
way. 

oh so true leonid, but the original poster stated two books only, so
if i can only have two (which i don’t, i have several hundred) these
would be my first two.

john


#5

The “Jewelry Handbook” by Renee Newman is a good volume that covers
a lot of different things to do with jewelry and is aimed mainly at
the consumer although it has enough detail to help some industry
people too.

It also goes into gems to a certain extent. (Pictures of some of my
gems made it in the book. ; )

The price is affordable at $19.95 retail, you can probably also
contact the author to buy in bulk at a discount if you want to give
them to select clients.

See http://reneenewman.com/jewelry.htm for details

Regards,
John Dyer
www.johndyergems.com