Gem lovers, rejoice! This essential reference guide for jewelry makers offers an in-depth technical guide to stone setting. Learn how to set your most beloved precious, semiprecious, and organic stones with projects that range from elegant diamond masterpieces to pearl or everyday favorites. In addition, you'll explore the suitablity of specific stones and metals, what makes a design wearable and durable, and pre-made versus handmade settings. Hardcover.