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Reference Books

These books are recommended reading and considered valuable resources for the prospective jeweler. Students may wish to utilize one or all during classroom projects. We offer students the opportunity to purchase preferred books or tools at a discount. There is also an extensive library for your use while at school.

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The Complete Metalsmith

Best techniques of working with gold, platinum, copper, brass, steel, plaster, and more. "Surprisingly comprehensive." -The New York Times. "A gem of a handbook." - Wole Earth Catalog. "No metalsmith or jewelry maker is 'complet' without this easy to use resource." - Lapidary Journal.

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Practical Casting by Tim McCreight

A studio reference for jewelers, metalsmiths and sculptors. Hundreds of drawings and concise descriptions. A complete appendix includes charts and tables not available else where. Of special note are the thorough safety considerations that make this book a unique addition.

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Diamond Setting

The Professional Approach


Author: Wooding

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Jewelers Resource

A Reference of Gems, Metals, Formulas and Terminology for Jewelers


Revised Edition


Author: Bruce G. Knuth

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Jewelry Wax Modeling

A practical guide for the jewelry maker


By Adolfo Mattiello

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Four month training to become a Bench Jeweler

Learn to fabricate jewelry from flat and wire stock.

Create Jewelry using wax carving techniques.

Learn to cast your wax in precious metals.

Make silicone molds to duplicate your designs.

Learn stone setting techniques from master setter.

Soldering and welding techniques throughout the course.

Learn to do repairs on all forms of jewelry.

Basic stone identification and precautions for working with them. 

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