Jewelry Concepts and Technology by Oppi Untracht

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Jewelry Concepts and Technology has over 850 pages of information imperative to jewelry makers of all skill levels. Jewelry Concepts and Technology took over 10 years to prepare and produce, and believe us, it's well worth the wait.

Start your journey through the jewelry-making world by learning the history and the origins of some of your favorite jewelry, discovering basic tips and tricks for organizing your work areas and tools, diving into metal and its basic characteristics, learning traditional and innovative techniques that will boost your designs, and much more!
Inspiration is near with over 900 photos of beautiful jewelry that will be filling your very own jewelry box in no time!

Historic, ethnic, and contemporary designs created by over 300 jewelers from over 25 countries will give your designs the unique and distinct characteristics you’ve been looking for.

Jewelry Concepts and Technology will provide you with over 350 detailed illustrations that will show you the tools and process behind common and rare techniques. In addition, there are over 30 step-by-step photo demonstrations that show master jewelers working from raw materials to finished jewels; some of them are revealing their methods for the very first time!

Supplemented by an extensive index, glossaries of jewelry findings, and international sources of supplies, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is indispensable for anyone interested in any aspect of jewelry making.

Packed within these pages you’ll find:

  • Step-by-step photos and detailed illustrations that will help you master a variety of techniques.
  • A detailed history of jewelry, from why we wear it to the uses and values placed on jewelry.
  • Inspiration from photos of incredible jewelry you’ll remember for all of your future designs.
  • An extensive overview of tools and materials, including tubing, fabrications, wirework, surface ornament, metal finishes, stones and settings, natural materials, casting, and much more!


Format: Hardcover


Format: Hardcover