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Gemstone Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making: A Simple Guide to Finishing Rough Stones

Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine. This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know: tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more. It pertains to a wide range of popular gemstones, from agates to turquoise, and it provides information about recommended equipment and supplies. Plus, it introduces jewelry making with seven projects. By following the authors' simple approach, you'll create finished stones worthy of displaying, selling or making into jewelry.

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Gemstone Buying Guide, Second Edition: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select and Care for Colored Gems

This is a quality buying guide that is recommended for purchase to consumers, gemmologists and students of gemmology--irrespective of their standard of knowledge of gemmology. The information is comprehensive, factual and well presented. Particularly noteworthy in this book are the 189 quality colour photographs that have been carefully chosen to illustrate the text.