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If you would like to look good in your jewellery and be a smart buyer, consult this Handbook. It's like a 'Jewellery 101' course on the fundamentals of jewellery metals, settings, finishes, necklaces, chains, clasps, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, pins, clips, manufacturing methods and jewellery selection and care. Written for professionals, and lay people, this Handbook outlines the benefits and drawbacks of the various setting styles, mountings, chains, and metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, titanium, stainless steel and tungsten. It also provides information and colour photographs on gemstones, birthstones, and fineness marks and helps you to select versatile, durable jewellery that flatters your features.
Table of Contents
Why Wear Jewellery?; Jewellery Metals: Key Facts; Manufacturing Methods; Selecting the Setting; Selecting the Finish; Basic Facts about Gems; Birthstones and Zodiac Gems; Choosing Flattering Jewellery; Selecting Necklaces; Selecting Chains; Selecting Rings; Selecting Earrings; Selecting Bracelets; Brooches, Pins and Clips; Making Jewellery Versatile; Jewellery Tips for Men; Caring for Your Jewellery; Bibliography; Index.