Polishing and finishing is a highly skilled specialist craft; a professional finish will transform a piece of jewellery or silver into a work of art. Written by a leading polisher, this practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of this often under-rated craft. Topics covered include: setting up a workshop, tools and compounds; finishing methods including satin finish and oxidizing; polishing bangles, rings and cutlery and there are finished photographs showcasing a range of exquisite work.
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. His work is displayed in palaces and museums around the world, and is worn by the rich and famous. As well as having a string of awards and accolades to his name, he regularly teaches his trade skills. He is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths and the only polisher to become a master of the Dutch Guild of Goldsmiths.