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Gemstone Resources

 

My Favorite Books

1. Newman, Renee.  Gemstone Buying Guide: How to evaluate, identify, selsect and care for colored gems.  International Jewelry Publications, 2010.

2. Matlins, Antoinette and Bonanno, A.C. Jewelry & Gems: The Buying Guide.  Gemstone Press, 2009.

3. Newman, Renee.  Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide.  3rd Edition.  International Jewelry Publications, 2009.

4. Crowe, Judith.  The Jeweler's Directory of Gemstones.  Firefly, 2006.

Also worth checking out is Richard Wise's Secrets of the Gemstone Trade. 

 

Miscellaneous for The Advanced Designer

Round Halo Melee Layouts for Different Pave Settings

Here's the downloadable layout sheet for you. The sheet will print out to scale so you can lay gems on it upside down to see which layout they fit. Printable Round Melee Layout Sheet

Round Melee Layout Sheet

Oval Melee Layout

Here's another downloadable layout sheet that will print to scale: Printable Oval Melee Layout Sheet 

Oval Melee Sheet

 

Diamond Size and Weight Chart

Diamond Size and Weight Chart

 

Metal Conversion Chart Including Wax to Metal

 

  

Platinum

F. Gold

18K

14K

10K

Sterling

Wax

Platinum

  1.00

  0.90

  0.70

  0.60

  0.53

  0.48

21.45

F. Gold

  1.11

  1.00

  0.78

  0.67

  0.59

  0.54

19.32

18K

  1.42

  1.28

  1.00

  0.85

  0.76

  0.68

15.50

14K

  1.66

  1.50

  1.17

  1.00

  0.89

  0.80

13.40

10K

  1.88

  1.69

  1.32

  1.13

  1.00

  0.90

11.60

Sterling

  2.06

  1.87

  1.46

  1.25

  1.11

  1.00

10.40

Wax

21.45

19.32

15.50

13.40

11.60

10.40

  1.00