The Jewelry Handbook is a full-color guide to selecting, wearing, understanding and caring for jewelry. Written for professionals and lay people, it 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. This book is like a Jewelry 101 course on the fundamentals of necklaces, chains, clasps, bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches, pins, clips, manufacturing methods, finishes, settings and jewelry selection and care. The Jewelry Handbook also provides information and color photos on gemstones, birthstones, and fineness marks and helps you select versatile, durable jewelry that flatters your features. If you'd like to look good in your jewelry and be a smart buyer, consult the Jewelry Handbook.