Gem and Lapidary Materials : For Cutters, Collectors, and Jewelers


Gem and Lapidary Materials : For Cutters, Collectors, and Jewelers

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A complete handbook of common materials used in the lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full color photographs. While rocks, minerals, and gems are the foundation of an important field of science, they are also the materials of timeless art. Lapidary work is ageless, classless, and transcends national boundaries; it has contributed to social customs, religious beliefs, rites, superstitions, and trade. The author has written a complete overview of the materials used in the lapidary arts throughout history and up to the present. Her book is a showcase of the art form as well as a history of the art. June Culp Zeitner is well known for her prolific writing on lapidary arts, gems, and minerals and has been an avid gem and mineral collector and lapidary for over fifty years. She has published several books and has been writing for Lapidary Journal since 1970.She originated the "state stone" program and now 46 states have official gems, minerals, rocks, or fossils as a result of her efforts. In 1976, as part of the bicentennial celebration, she was presented with the "First Lady of Gems" honor at the White House.
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