Suggestions For Your Library
Here’s a short list of books that SVGMS members might want to read or add to their library.
Some may be out of print or only available as a used book.
Gem Cutting Shop Helps - The Best Selected from 17 Years of the Lapidary JournalHugh Leiper, F. G. A. Editor, Pansy D. Krauss, Assistant
C. 1964, Lapidary Journal, Inc.
A book of reprints from bygone days on all manner of lapidary topics. Information is still useful and valuable
Gem and Lapidary Materials - For Cutters, Collectors, and JewelersJune Culp Zeitner
C. 1996, Geoscience Press, Inc.
A compendium of information on a majority of the lapidary materials in circulation today, with characteristics, history, and treatment details
The Rockhound’s Handbook - Revised Expanded EditionJames R. Mitchell
C. 2008, Gem Guides Book Co.
Overview guide for all phases of rock collecting
The SVGMS does not have any financial interest in any of these books and is only mentioning them as a convenience to our site’s visitors.