Packed with hundreds of how-to photographs and time-tested tips, this guide is an essential addition to every jeweler's library. All the basics are comprehensively covered-sawing, piercing, soldering-along with advanced skills such as granulation, enameling, stone setting, and casting. Create the stunning Bubbles Brooch by hollow-forming silver and adding pearls. Or, make a handsome lapel pin by cuttlefish-casting 18-karat gold; then set a brilliant sapphire on the textured surface. Plus, every section is accompanied by a gallery of contemporary pieces.