Skip to main content

GIA

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) houses perhaps the world’s most comprehensive collection documenting the history, science, business, and art of gems and jewelry. This online collection from the Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center presents some of the most unique and rare books in the library’s collection. GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in gemology and jewelry arts. The Institute’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems a...


rss RSS

919
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
GIA
by Hendley, Thomas Holbein, 1847-1917
texts

eye 7,840

favorite 50

comment 0

With 167 plates (32 in colours, 135 in monochrome). Extracted from the Journal of Indian Art, 1906-1909. "It is certainly the largest, most detailed, and lavishly illustrated monograph ever to appear on the subject. The jewelry of each province of India and Burma is carefully examined and described, with citations from works of early travelers and other authorities giving the native terms and synonomies for specific types of jewels, and, in some instances, for gemstones, jewelry-making...
Topic: Jewelry--India--History
GIA
by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945.
texts

eye 14,507

favorite 52

comment 0

"Russia's Diamond Treasure is composed of the best portion of the State-Jewels and Regalia, formerly the property of the tsars."--Pt. 1, p. 12 "Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April [1922] ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...an​d A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13. "Experts especially appointed ... expert-​jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B....
Topics: Crown jewels--Russia--Catalogs, Gems--Russia--Catalogs
GIA
texts

eye 134

favorite 1

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
by Younghusband, G. J. (George John), 1859-1944
texts

eye 1,190

favorite 14

comment 0

Edition de-Luxe Partial contents: The coronation -- The regalia -- The royal crowns -- The royal sceptres -- The royal orbs -- The lesser regalia -- The king's plate -- The greater gems in the jewel house -- The Throne of England -- The regal vestments.
Topic: Crown jewels--Great Britain
GIA
by Kozminsky, Isidore
texts

eye 5,552

favorite 49

comment 0

39 specimens in color and 22 other illustrations. "An outstanding work, comparable to Kunz's Curious Lore or Magic in respect to authenticity & accuracy of information but not so large in size. Even so, it contains a wealth of material, some of it not to be found in the Kunz works mentioned and making it a desirable complement to them."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3552. Partial contents: Study of precious stones in early times -- The most ancient science -- The ephod of...
Topics: Precious stones, Gems, Charms
A significant and comprehensive work on the folklore and healing properties of gemstones.--description submitted for Facets of GIA exhibit. "An encyclopedic, durable work [...] Apparently Kunz meant this work and its companion volume, Magic of Jewels and Charms [...] to be the ultimate compilations of everything worth knowing on the curious lore of gemstones, and in justice to his effort, it can be said that no works compare to them, even to this day."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems
GIA
by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
texts

eye 2,706

favorite 6

comment 0

Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliography
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
GIA
by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
texts

eye 3,027

favorite 19

comment 0

Originally published: Radnor, Pa. : Chilton Book Co., c1981. "...over 700 references to beryl are presented. In addition, Sinkankas includes an appendix of beryl nomenclature, listing over 500 names for beryl that he encountered during his research. [This book] is the ultimate reference on beryl and is a definite must for the library of anyone interested in gems."--Gems & Gemology, Winter 1981, p. 242. Appendix on derivation of names and terms. Includes bibliographical references...
Topics: Emeralds, Beryl
GIA
texts

eye 2,135

favorite 1

comment 0

Introduction signed: Bower Marsh. "One hundred and fifty copies only of 'Memorial rings' have been printed at my private press."
Topic: Rings
Edited and compiled by William Borsodi.
Topics: Jewelry--Marketing--Handbooks, manuals, etc., manuals, etc.
GIA
texts

eye 2,918

favorite 13

comment 0

Adapted from the English translation of Philemon Holland, London, 1601.--p. v With reproduction of t.p. of the Adam Islip 1601 ed. of the Historie of the world. "Published posthumously from materials assembled and edited by Kay Swindler of the Gemological Institute staff but her services not mentioned."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 333. Partial contents: The author, Pliny the Elder.-- Authorities cited by Pliny -- Pliny as a mineralogist and gem expert -- Roman jewelry...
Topics: Gemology, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800
GIA
texts

eye 3,070

favorite 17

comment 0

"The text covers the entire span of ancient to modern knowledge of the pearl, its host, formation, the natural history of the several shellfish, salt- and fresh-water, methods of fishing, preparation of pearls, marketing, fashion, lore, and many other topics directly or indirectly related to the central theme... [a] truly monumental work..."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3690.
Topic: Pearls
GIA
by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
texts

eye 2,436

favorite 11

comment 0

Part 1 of 2. Part 2 available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartIi/page/n10 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Topic: Gems
GIA
by Asscher, Joseph, 1871-1937
texts

eye 669

favorite 1

comment 0

"Published for presentation only [...] This is the sole authentic photographic record of the cutting of the Cullinan."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 228.
Topics: Diamonds, Diamond cutting
GIA
texts

eye 3,347

favorite 2

comment 0

"[I]t is undisputed that our knowledge of ancient gemology is solidly based on the last book, Book 37, in [Pliny's] treatise."--Gemology, J. Sinkankas, p. 814. Partial contents: L. XXXIII. Naturae metallorum.--L. XXXIV. AEris metalla, & ferri, & plumbi, & stanni.--L. XXXVI. Naturae lapidum et luxuriae marmorum. XXXVII. Origo gemmarum.
Topics: Natural history--Pre-Linnean works, Precious stones--Early works to 1800
GIA
by Studer, Paul, 1879-1927
texts

eye 466

favorite 3

comment 0

"There are three types of mediaeval lapidary [one who studies gemstones] - the mineralogical, the symbolic and the astrological-​are represented in Anglo-Norman versions. Thirteen different lapidaries, complete or fragmentary, have come down to us."--p. xviii "The true severance between magic and science can only be made when magic becomes wilfully irrational, and the eleventh century was an Age of Faith and not of reason in the whole sphere of exact knowledge."--p. xv....
Topic: Lapidaries (Medieval literature)
GIA
texts

eye 779

favorite 25

comment 0

Ouvrage illustré d'un Frontispice en couleurs et de 12 planches hors texte. "A thorough catalogue of the [French] jewelry exhibited at the Milan 1906 Exposition, including contemporary works by Fouquet, Paul Templier, L. Vaguer, Wolfers Freres and others. Ancient and medieval jewelry is also included as well as ethnic jewelry."--J.M. Cohen Rare Books website. "Engraved color frontispiece of the bracelet by Fouquet, designed by Alphonse Mucha for Sarah Bernhardt, first exhibited...
Topics: Jewelry--France--History, Jewelry--Italy--Exhibitions, Jewelry--Design--France--History, Exposition...
GIA
by Fersman, A. E. (Aleksandr Evgenevich), 1883-1945
texts

eye 2,090

favorite 7

comment 0

Volume 1 of 2.  Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/DragotsennyeiTsvetnyeKamniRossiiTom2 Summary: "This monumental work, still unsuperseded even by modern works published in the USSR, was prepared by Fersman to place on record all of the important facts that he could locate on the gemstones of the USSR for the purpose of publicizing these resources and encouraging exploitation to aid the economic recovery after the Revolution."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2041. ...
Topic: Precious stones--Former Soviet republics
GIA
by Follot, Paul
texts

eye 1,884

favorite 63

comment 1

12 colored plates heightened by hand, and 12 black-and-white plates of Art Nouveau jewelry and decorative items. Publication date provided in lot description.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
GIA
texts

eye 76

favorite 1

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
by Lacroix, Alfred, 1863-1948
texts

eye 1,334

favorite 1

comment 0

Volume 2 of 3. Contents: t. 1. Geologie, mineralogie descriptive. 1922.--t. 2. Mineralogie appliquee lithologie. 1922.--t. 3. Lithologie. Appendice. Index geographiques. 1923.
Topic: Mineralogy--Madagascar
GIA
texts

eye 88

favorite 1

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
by Tagore, Sourindro Mohun, 1840-1914
texts

eye 3,074

favorite 8

comment 0

Part 2 of 2. Part I available at:  https://archive.org/details/Mani-malaOrATreatiseOnGemsPartI/page/n22 "Bibliography of precious stones": v. 2, p. 988-1015; "List of works consulted": v. 2, p. 1034-1037. "On all counts one of the most remarkable and important works on gems ever published, particularly so because its Indian author stresses the knowledge of gems and their cultural significance in the Indian lands. [...] It is the product of many years research in...
Quaritch's general catalogue ; pt. 2. Books on gems included in physical and mathematical sciences section; also sections on mining and metallurgy, and occult sciences. See index for additional subject listings.
Topics: Natural history--Bibliography--Catalogs, Mines and mining--Bibliography--Catalogs, Precious...
This edition noted in Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4891. The most important poem, or hymn, for the gemologist is the Lithica, "where in 770 lines the virtues of some thirty gems are set forth with considerable allusion to magic...From the content, the form, the viewpoint and the style of this poem, it is most apparent the composer could only have lived...before the Emperor Constantine and not long after Emperor Valentine."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, v. 2, p. 775.
Topics: Precious stones--Poetry, Precious stones--Early works to 1800, Precious stones--Therapeutic...
GIA
texts

eye 1,164

favorite 4

comment 0

Volume 3 of 4. Translation of: Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia. Includes glossaries, phrases, and vocabularies of the Malay language (v. 2) and the Chinese language (v. 4) Contents: v.1. Containing a voyage to to the southern parts of Europe and to the Cape of Good Hope in Africa, in the years 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773. -- v.2. Containing two expeditions to the interior part of the country adjacent to the Cape of Good Hope, and a voyage to the Island of Java; performed in the years 1773, 1774, and...
Topics: Thunberg, Carl Peter, 1743-1828--Journeys, Voyages and travels--Early works to 1800, Precious...
vom direktor derselben Dr. jur. Julius Erbstein. mit zwei abbildungen. Dritte Auflage. Plan of museum on back cover. "The stupendous collections of ornamental objects in the Green Vaults of the Royal Palace (Saxony) in Dresden, are here described in eight rooms or salons."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1931. Noted in Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1933.
Topic: Art objects--Germany--Dresden--Catalogs
Volume 5 of 5. "This monumental work describes the minerals of France and its colonies, including Madagascar; numerous gemstones are included, especially from Madagascar, but more complete information is found in Lacroix's work on them minerals of Madagascar ... Among many topographical mineralogies that have been published this work stands without peer, being extremely thorough, neglecting no important aspect, and lavishly illustrated."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3736.
Topics: Mineralogy--France, Mineralogy--France--Colonies
GIA
by Caustier, Eugene, 1864-
texts

eye 1,299

favorite 4

comment 0

"A beautifully, lavishly illustrated work on the underground world in general but actually placing most emphasis on mineral resources and their recovery... On the whole it is a fair summary of the major facts, especially on the diamond...."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1201.
Topics: Structural Geology, Economic Geology, Mines and mineral resources
"Astounding work, both for its content involving an enormous amount of research into the literature, and its commentaries upon nephrite and jadeite jades as then known from all parts of the world and in all cultures." "The second and by far the largest part, 63-318 that surely must still be the most exhaustive survey of the cultural-historical-scientific literature pertaining in whole or part to jade that has even been assembled within the covers of one book; it remains truly...
Topics: Jade, Stone age, Ethnology--Miscellanea
GIA
texts

eye 4,269

favorite 42

comment 0

Volume 3 of 3. An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-Philippe.--II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Vol 2-3 paged continuously. Volume 1:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900I.Consulat.Empire Volume 2: ...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
GIA
by Raymond, Jehan
texts

eye 1,724

favorite 65

comment 0

Art Nouveau designs for leather work. Each plate accompanied by guard sheet with outline drawing of objects represented. Partial contents: Porte-​cartes.-​-​Cadres.-​-​Porte-​monnaie.-​-​Boites a cigarettes. Boites a allumettes.-​-​Trousses de poche pour couture.-​-​Buvards et sous-​main.-​-​Porte-​cigares et porte-​cigarettes.-​-​Reliures.-​-​Ceintures. Boutons et coupe-​papier.-​-​Calendriers et blocs-​notes.-​-​Rouleaux a...
Topics: Art nouveau, Leather work
GIA
texts

eye 215

favorite 4

comment 0

"Issued to celebrate the crowning of King Edward VII (1841-1910) in August 1902; it contains much original artwork specially created for the occasion, not to mention the elaborate decoration of the book itself. The first chapter treats crowns and thrones generally, followed by a chapter on the regalia, and others on ceremonies."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4024.
Topic: Coronations--Great Britain
GIA
by J. Lynn & Co.
texts

eye 565

favorite 20

comment 0

Jewelry trade catalog.
Topics: Jewelers--Catalogs, Jewelers--19th century
"An auction catalog of considerable historical interest because of the items sold, namely a part of the treasure of the Turkish Sultantate that the last sultan, Abdul Hamid II, was able to remove after his exile in 1909....The items consisted largely of diamond-set jewelry, numerous unset diamonds and single pearls, with many of the unset diamonds being over 35 carats and a number over 50 carats."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 6. 
Topics: Auctions--France, Jewelry--Catalogs, Abdülhamid II, 1842-1918--Art collections. Sultan of the...
"A rare book."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1255.  "Psychological properties of minerals 223-65, same for gemstones 267-320, the last including topaz, amethyst, coral, rock crystal, emerald, diamond, ruby, turquoise, sapphire, red garnet and carbuncle. For each is given some curious lore, sometimes a little mineralogical information, and a discussion of the influence of these upon the wearer and also a synbolic [sic] line drawing, reminiscent of the kind alchemists...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Occultism, Gems--Therapeutic use, Gems--Folklore
GIA
by Bratley, Geo. H. (George H.)
texts

eye 1,258

favorite 32

comment 0

"A most interesting work, much valued for its subject matter and the views of its author who states, in the preface, that 'much of the matter in Sections II. and III. is original, and the outcome of years of study and investigation.'​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinknakas, entry no. 900. "First section on historical charms, ie, jewelry, gems and coins, vases, goblets, weapons, stones, buildings, skulls, animals, and other curious objects supposed to possess inherent supernatural...
Topics: Gems--Folklore, Gems--Religious aspects, Jewelry
GIA
texts

eye 121

favorite 2

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
texts

eye 1,942

favorite 48

comment 0

Twenty photographs from the original drawings in The British Museum. "Issued essentially as a pattern book to be used in 'schools of art and amateurs'".--lot description.
Topics: Art nouveau, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--19th century, Jewelry--Europe--Design--History--20th...
GIA
by Rolfe, Charles Wesley, 1850-1934
texts

eye 15

favorite 0

comment 0

"Together with a table for the determination of minerals."
Topics: Petrology, Rocks--Classification and nomenclature, Mineralogy, Determinative
Written in Italian by Antonio Neri, and translated into English, with some observations on the author. Whereunto is added an account of the glass drops made by the Royal society meeting at Gresham College. "The first English translation of the first general treatise on glass-making"--bookseller's description. Translator's dedication to Robert Boyle signed: C.M. [i.e. Christopher Merret].
Topics: Glass-Early works to 1800, Glass manufacture--Early works to 1800, Precious stones, Artificial
Topics: Hairdressing, Hair-work
GIA
by Dunstan, B. (Benjamin), 1864-1933
texts

eye 386

favorite 1

comment 0

Geological Survey of Queensland. Publication no. 172. "The first geological-​mineralogical report on the famous Anakie gem corundum field and almost as interesting for its remarkable color plates as for its text. Describes general geology, details on specially productive areas, advice to prospectors, and much incidental information also useful to the lapidary and gemologist as washing sapphire-​bearing gravel, the crystal forms of corundum, zircon and spinel, a note of a diamond...
Topic: Sapphire mines and mining--Queensland
GIA
texts

eye 1,984

favorite 7

comment 0

Partial contents: Old World roots of the American cut -- Mechanization, ingenuity, and Henry Dutton Morse -- More innovations and the emergence of optics -- Merchandising and the early years of the American cut -- Tolkowsky, Shipley, and GIA -- Putting it all together : appearance, proportions, and the American cut.
Topics: Morse, Henry D., 1826-1888, Shipley, Robert M. (Robert Morill), 1887-1978, Wade, Frank B.,...
Volume 1 of 2. From King's 'Antique gems and rings', v. 1, p. 467: "[W]ritten as an explanatory catlogue of the 15800 pastes made by Tassie from gems of all classes and periods. A most serviceable commentary, illustrated with short dissertations upon the history of the different series, and the myths of the more interesting designs, interspersed with curious remarks upon the artists and collectors, making the work still an invaluable companion and guide to the study."--Gemology by J....
Topics: Gems--Catalogs--Early works to 1800, Art objects--Catalogs
GIA
texts

eye 550

favorite 20

comment 0

Catalogue édité par La Collectivité des Bijoutiers-Joailliers-Orfèvres de Paris "This is a collective trade catalogue of members of the French Collective "La Collective des Bijoutiers-​Joailliers-​Orfevres de Paris" ... containing 53 photographic plates, one or two per company, each displaying 20 or so pieces of jewelry or silver; most have the company name printed on the plate ... the named companies include P. Brunet, L. Jourdan, M. Capy, Jean Desmares, P. Fauvin,...
Topics: Jewelers--France-Catalogs, Jewelers--France--20th century
Black Letter (Fraktur) and Roman letters. "Quite rare."--lot 356 description, Pacific Book Auction Galleries (Sept. 1999). Auctore Martino Rulando.
Topic: Alchemy--Dictionaries--Early works to 1800
GIA
texts

eye 158

favorite 1

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.-​-​Jewelers' Circular-​Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe...
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
texts

eye 108

favorite 2

comment 0

Jewelers' Circular, the first jewelry trade magazine, was founded in 1870. It had 4 roots: 1) the American Horological Journal, founded in 1869 and later merged with The Jewelers' Circular. 2) The Jewelers' Weekly, founded in 1885 and 3) The Jewelers' Review, founded in 1887. 4) The Keystone was established as a house organ in 1881.--Jewelers' Circular-Keystone, January 1935, p. 41. Name of publisher varies: Robert W. Robins (1887-1888) -- S. H. Steele (1893-1894) -- B. Thorpe (1896-1905)....
Topics: Jewelry trade--Periodicals, Clocks and watches--Periodicals
GIA
by Sinkankas, John, 1915-2002
texts

eye 3,032

favorite 6

comment 0

Volume 1 of 2. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/GemologyAnAnnotatedBibliographyVol2
Topics: Gems--Bibliography, Precious stones--Bibliography
GIA
by Guidus, Joannes, the elder
texts

eye 1,085

favorite 4

comment 0

"'...Guidi was a jurisconsult and the volume is chiefly concerned with legal questions involving alchemists, gems, and so forth.' [Thorndike, History of Magic, 7, 252]"--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2608. Partial contents: Liber I. De metallarus; De artificius metallorum; De alchimistis.--Lib. II. De metallis; De auro, & argento; De gemmis; De ferro, & armis; De salinis.--Lib. III. De moneta; De thesauris; De rebus aureis, & argenteis; De ornamentis; De vistibus...
Topics: Alchemy--Italy--History, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Gems--Early works to 1800, Precious...
Winter's school of jewelry engraving.
Topics: Engraving (Metal-work), Jewelry making, Metal-work, Winter Engraving Company, Winter School of...
GIA
texts

eye 2,314

favorite 11

comment 0

An introductory account of the origin & object of the treatises and of Cellini's position as a craftsman and author by C.R. Ashbee. Colophon: Here end The treatises of Benvenuto Cellini on metal work and sculpture, made into English from the Italian of the Marcian codex by C.R. Ashbee, and printed by him at the Guild's Press at Essex House, with the assistance of Lawrence Hodson who sought to keep living the traditions of good printing refounded by William Morris, the master craftsman, and...
Topics: Goldwork, Sculpture
GIA
texts

eye 156

favorite 0

comment 0

"Werk met goud bekroond in den prijskamp uiteschreven door de Provincie Antwerpen." "Alle rechten van uitgave en vertaling en alle landen voorbehouden." "An instructional manual designed to provide apprentices in the diamond cutting industry with a fund of information on the nature and properties of the diamond, details on all aspects of the cutting craft, and a general background in other matters concerning the diamond and the industry....At the time, this was the most...
Topics: Diamonds, Diamond cutting, Diamond industry and trade
GIA
by Foote, W. M. (Warren Mathews)
texts

eye 532

favorite 2

comment 0

Compiled by W. M. Foote ; 216 pages, illustrated. Contents: pt. I. Mineral collections and material for the laboratory.-​-​pt. II. Descriptive account of choice specimens. Meteorites. Price list of individual specimens. Classified table of minerals according to Dana's system with index. Metallurgical classification of minerals.--Rare minerals for manufacturing purposes supplied in commercial quantities, see page 98.
Topics: Minerals, Mineralogy--Catalogs and collections
GIA
by Encyclopedia Britannica
texts

eye 1,069

favorite 6

comment 0

Portion from vol. 11 of 18 volume set. Other title: Encyclopaedia Britannica or, a dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature, Vol. XI. Partial contents: Microgrpahy -- Micrometer -- Of single microscopes -- Of double microscopes, commonly called compound microscopes -- Of solar microscopes -- The camera obscura, or lucernal, microscope -- Description of the parts of a microscopical appartus, common to most instruments.
Topics: Microscope and microscopy, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
GIA
by Marbode, Bishop of Rennes, 1035?-1123
texts

eye 1,425

favorite 5

comment 0

"[B]riefly describes 60 gemstones...and gives for each their magical and medicinal virtues."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 4168.
Topics: Gems--Early works to 1800, Gems--Poetry, Lapidaries (Medieval literature), Medicine, magic, mystic,...
GIA
by J. R. Wood & Sons
texts

eye 308

favorite 14

comment 0

J. R. Wood & Sons catalog. 1919. Catalog is primarily finished jewelry for sale to jewelers. Color and clarity grades for rough diamond (p. 18-19); value charts for color and clarity of rough (p. 20-21). "Highest grade Japanese cultured pearls"--p. [140] Twelve leaves of order forms bound in at end of book.
Topics: J. R. Wood & Sons--Catalogs, Jewelry--Catalogs, Diamonds--Valuation--Tables, Jeweler's...
GIA
texts

eye 169

favorite 2

comment 0

"One of the most important modern scientific monographs on the pearl."-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The first part of 10 chs is general, taking up pearl in antiquity, pearl characteristics & chemical/physic​al properties, valuation, pearls in jewelry (particularly as worn by famous persons), distinguishing real & culture pearls, and pearl classification.​"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 843. "The second part of 7 chs deals...
Topic: Pearls
GIA
by Klebs, Richard
texts

eye 24

favorite 0

comment 0

Separatabdruck aus dem Jahrbuch der königl. preuss. geologischen Landesanstalt für 1882. " Thorough study of commercial grading practises [sic] in the amber industry of Prussia: historical notes, much detail on specific types of amber, legal aspects in the trade & in commerce, uses of various types of amber, etc."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3442.
Topic: Amber
GIA
texts

eye 1,185

favorite 4

comment 0

"The present volume, misleadingly entitled 'metallicum,'...describes an amazing hodge-podge of poorly organized data....The work is divided into four books, namely, (1) metals and ores, but with numerous fossils integrated in the text, (2) earths, (3) 'succi concreti,'...(4) minerals, stones, and including gemstones...."--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 72. Includes index.
Topics: Natural history--Catalogs and collections, Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Metallurgy--Early works...
"A curious assemblage of the original sales catalog (see description under Sotheby & Wilkinson, 1859), with additional half-title which states that the Hertz Collection belongs to Joseph Mayer of Liverpool, and a new full-title as given above, and also includes a special list of the lots sold and their purchasers. This list has its own title on a bound-in wrapper cover!"-​-​Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 2923. "The large catalog of the extensive collection formed by...
Topics: Art--Private collections, Classical antiquities--Catalogs, Art, Ancient--Catalogs
GIA
by Dufrène, Maurice, 1876-
texts

eye 1,225

favorite 48

comment 0

Portfolio consists of "20 photographic plates of Art Nouveau jewelry pieces or designs.."--lot description.
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--Pictorial works, Jewelry--History--20th century--Pictorial works,...
GIA
by Reunert, Theodore
texts

eye 14

favorite 0

comment 0

At head of title: Kimberley South African and International Exhibition "This contribution, specially prepared for a new edition of the Cape of Good Hope Official Handbook, is now published...to furnish full and accurate information to visitors to the Kimberley International Exhibition of 1892..."--preface signed: J.C. Juta & Co. Map: General plan of the diamond fields Griqualand West, South Africa
Topic: Diamond mines and mining--South Africa
GIA
texts

eye 1,369

favorite 8

comment 0

Volume 1 of 5. For more information on this work, see Conklin's article James Sowerby, his publications and collections, Mineralogical Record, vol. 26, no. 4 (July-August 1995), p. 85-105.
Topic: Mineralogy--Great Britain
GIA
texts

eye 2,843

favorite 21

comment 0

Volume 1 of 3.  An encyclopedic three-volume history of 19th century French jewelry, written by a noted French jeweler with numerous high quality black & white photographs and illustrations. Contents: I. Consulat. Empire. Restauration. Louis-​Philippe.-​-​II. Le second empire.--III. La troisieme republique. Volume 1 includes loose 4 page pamphlet advertising the three-volume set. Volume 2:  https://archive.org/details/LaBijouterieFrancaiseAuXixeSiecle1800-1900.Ii.LeSecondEmpire...
Topics: Jewelry--History--19th century--France, Costume--History--19th century--France
GIA
by Azpeitia Moros, Florentino
texts

eye 110

favorite 0

comment 0

"Publicado en la «Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales, de Madrid». Tomo XXI: 6.° de la 2.a serie, cuaderno 3.º"
Topics: Mineralogists--Spain, Minerals--Spain
Volume 2 of 2. See Volume 1: https://archive.org/details/ElementosDeOrictognosiaODelConocimientoDeLosFosilesDispuestosSegun Contents: V. 1. Las tierras, piedras y sales -- v. 2. Combustibles, metales y rocas, seguidos de la introduccion a la pasigrafi­a geologica del senor baron de Humboldt. "Comparing the handwriting upon the interleaves of this set with that on p. 173 of Weeks' 'Discovery of the elements', 4th ed., strongly suggests that this two-volume set...belonged to Del Rio and...
Topics: Mineralogy--Early works to 1800, Paleontology--Early works to 1800, Petrology--Early works to 1800
"Greatly enlarged with additional engravings and bound-in plates, the latter in the large text section on hitherto unpublished antiquities."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 1517.
Topics: Horus, Classical antiquities--Early works to 1800, Glyptics--Early works to 1800
Topics: Silver--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Silver alloys--Handbooks, manuals, etc., Silverwork--Handbooks,...
GIA
by Kirchmann, Johann, 1575-1643
texts

eye 1,052

favorite 1

comment 0

"An extremely thorough, scholarly work on the finger-rings of antiquity, covering their significance, uses, types, metal rings, rings set with engraved gems, signet rings, talismanic & magical rings, official rings, etc."--Gemology, by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 3426.
Topic: Rings--Antiquities--Early works to 1800
GIA
texts

eye 1,590

favorite 8

comment 0

Lithiaka was original title. This is a later printing in which "Lithiaka" is dropped from title.--Gemology by J. Sinkankas, entry no. 410. Partial contents: Pt. 1. General history of gems: Introduction -- Precious stones among the ancients -- Precious stones among the Romans -- Gems among the Gauls, Goths, and Franks -- The 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th centuries --The 16th century -- The 16th and 17th centuries -- The 18th century -- The 18th and 19th centuries. Partial contents: Pt. 2....
Topics: Precious stones, Gems
GIA
by Quénioux, Gaston
texts

eye 116

favorite 8

comment 0

830 gravures, 2 planches en couleurs.
Topics: Decorative arts--France, Decoration and ornament, Art--France
GIA
texts

eye 807

favorite 0

comment 0

Volume 2 of 2. Volume 1: https://archive​.org/details/Ph​ysiskBeskrifnin​gOfverJordKlote​tForraBandet
Topic: Physical geography--Early works to 1800
Topics: Gems, Pearls