The How-To's of Cabbing and Carving Montana Agates and other Chalcedonys, by Tom and Jim Harmon ..
This is a wonderful book, just wonderful, and written by the world authorities on Montana Moss agate, Tom Harmon and his son Jim. Any lapidary artist will have to have this book in their library. The photographs are unbelievable, the quality of the specimens are amazing. Chapters are as follows: 1) Reading the Rough, 2) Dimensional Cutting, 3) Dimensional Slabs. Under Chaper one are the following headings: Nodules and limb-casts, Ribbon banded agate nodules, layered dendrite agate nodules, thin-line dendrite lim-casts and nodules, thin-line floating dendrites, fracture line dendrites and more! Under Chapter two you have instructions on standard slabbing, specialty cutting, cutting layered dendrite agate and more! Under Chapter three is cutting cabochons, building cabochons, freeform agate carving and even more. This book is finely detailed, and will teach even the most accomplished lapidary artist something new. It's just a wonderful book and I only have a few left so don't wait very long. 46 pages
The Art of Gem Cutting, by Dr. H.C. Dake .. A compact book tells how to buy rough stones, cut the gems, choose and use equipment. It gets the reader started on the right path and builds an interest in many phases of the hobby of gem cutting. 96 pages
Cabochon Cutting, by Jack R. Cox ... Illustrations, photos, and detailed instructions show how to cut a cabochon. Answers all of the questions from dopping to setting stones. 64 pages
How to Tumble Polish Stones, by Jerome Wexler ... This book will give you all of the details about gem materials, supplies, equipment, and techniques needed to tumble polish stones yourself. Many photos. 31 pages
The River Runs North, by Tom Harmon .. A book written by the word's foremost expert on Montana Moss agate beginning with the history of the River to finding the now elusive stones, to turning them in to something beautiful. Extensive photographs, easy to read, well written book. These are not just stories but collections are shown also. This is an exquisite book. Autographed. Limited supply. Don't wait too long!
Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide, by Renee Newmann, GG .. A traveler's guide to buying diamonds, colored gems, pearls, gold, and platinum jewlery. Get good value for your money by using this little book. You'll find out what to look for when buying gems and what questions to ask jewelers. You'll discover how gems are enhanced to make them appear better than they really are and how marketing terms are used to mislead you. You'll even learn how to avoid hassles with customs. This book is an indispensable resource. 156 pages
Facet Cutters Handbook, by Edward J. Soukup .. This book contains everything one needs to know in order to facet gemstones expertly. Includes twenty-two beautiful cuts. 64 pages
Advanced Cabochon Cutting, by Jack R. Cox ... Learn how to master special shaped cabochon cutting, assembed stones, star stones, and cat's eyes. Special sections on opal and jade. 64 pages
How to Use Diamond Abrasives to Cut Gemstones, by Aurthur L. Riggle .. Cutting, Grinding, and Polishing the Diamond Way is fast, clean, and cool. Equipment is compact, a benefit for those with limited space. This book will teach one to cut cabochons and small flat stones. Several methods are covered. The author had extensive experience and the book is full of photos. 30 pages