In this book, amateur faceter Tom Herbst lays out the steps necessary to transform a shapeless lump of rock into a glittering jewel that is unique and valuable. Along the way, he explains not only the "how" but also the "why," and provides helpful tips in dealing with many of the pitfalls that confront the beginning gem cutter.
At a bare minimum, this book should help you appreciate the craftsmanship that gives life to the jewelry you love. Hopefully, however, you will be inspired to attempt your own first gemstone, the initial step in what may be a lifelong involvement in the captivating hobby of amateur gemstone faceting.
Happy cutting, and may you make all your meets....Continua