This practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of an often-underrated craft. It includes advice on setting up a workshop, tools, and compounds; a guide to finishing methods (including satin finish and oxidizing); step-by-step examples of polishing bangles, rings, and cutlery, as well as finished photographs showcasing a range of exquisite work; tips on best practice for designers; and specific advice for different surfaces and gems.
About the Author
Stephen M. Goldsmith is a master polisher. He originally worked for the crown jewellers Asprey & Garrards, and now works with the society jeweller Theo Fennell. He is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and the only polisher to become a master of the Dutch Guild of Goldsmiths.