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    Default Book Recommendations - Stone setting

    Hi all,

    Fairly simple question I'd like to ask the experts on here today.

    I'm after a quality book, preferably with illustrated examples, on the subject of stone setting. Not just the different techniques such as flush, bead, chenier etc, but just as importantly, how to set different shaped gemstones ( marquise, princess, heart, and so on ).

    Thanks as always,

    Nick

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    I still like Cogswell

    http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Stone.../dp/1929565224 (can't seem to see it in the UK at the moment).

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    Cogswell for me too.
    Didi

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    Good stuff. Amazon order it is then. Thank you.

    Nick

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    If you don't mind investing a bit because they are expensive,I think the videos from Blaine Lewis New approach school are fab

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    I got my Cogswell (and Revere and Brephol) via the US amazon site. Even with the extra P+P it was all about 70 cheaper than buying from the UK site.

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    I'll check them out if possible Josef.. Haven't heard of them before.

    Nick

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    Nick ,
    You can find Blaine Lewis 'stuff' on Youtube, Peter posted this link the other day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77XliTOj1T8 about burr control, I found it really useful and it gives you an idea of his style of teaching.

    Cogswell for me too......that's a great price on ebay Pat!!

    Tabby x

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    YOUTUBE..If you get a book or DVD you only learn the way of the author, there maybe slightly different ways that suit you better.
    There are 3 styles to learn: claw, rubover, grain(bead).

    Every artistic style thereafter is based on one or more of those 3.

    By trawling youtube videos you`ll get an idea how several setters go about things & get the ideas to try yourself...for free!
    Understanding the theory of what your goal is combined with practice/ trial&error is the best way.

    Look for decent setters like Blaine Lewis, Alexander Siderov, Vitalij Kricuk...

    Some books are good reference but abit out of date & I think you get a better idea with motion pictures.
    You can always ask for help here, but it`s difficult to explain everything without writing a long boring essay that`s difficult to picture.

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