Lapidary Journal Magazine August 2000 Artisan Gem Cutting Silversmith Jeweler Rockhound

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Lapidary Journal Magazine, August 2000 for Artisans, Gem Cutters, Silversmiths, Gemologists, Crafters and any interested in the Geosciences

Years ago, when it took real talent, time and money to become published, and photography was EXPENSIVE, Lapidary Journal set the standard for the gem and mineral hobby.

Some of the photographers are now world-renowned and, some of the small hobbyists are now famous in various fields.

The best part of these magazines is that most of the articles are still timely. The gemological arts progress, but do not change a lot. What this means is that these magazines are packed with information that is from some of the leading experts in the world, and it is still valid.

The prices in the old ones will astound you. The articles and ads will amaze you. If you buy antique jewelry, or collect minerals or gems, the photos will help you date it.

For instance, the ubiquitous “International Gem and Jewelry Show actually started as a small show run by a family out of Bethesda, MD. (The founder taught me how to cut gems) If you are familiar with the ads of today, you will crack up at the old ones.

Great historical items, hard to find, all are mostly mint condition, and are from a personal collection. Due to life circumstances, the owner had to discontinue reading them, and some are still in the original plastic wrapping.

If you would like to purchase more than one, let us know, and we will reserve them and find the best shipping method for you. (Lower, of course, lol)

Year: August 2000

Volume/Month: 54, No 5

Publisher: Lapidary Journal

Printing type: Glossy color

Pictures: Multiple color and black and white

Pages: generally more than 100

Size: 8 ½” x 11

Condition: All have been well-cared for, and are complete. There may be wrinkling, or the magazine may be perfect. If you need a detailed condition report on a particular magazine, please ask.These are being sold for instructional purposes, but are in excellent shape.

Comments: Please see photos for articles. Shipping will go down dramatically if more than one item is purchased.

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