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Jewelry MakingThe Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.

Ganoksin is dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.

Ganoksin maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; many of which were authored by some of the most esteemed writers within their respective fields. In addition, this site contains a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.

Ganoksin also provide members blogs and forums for the exchange of information and opinion; with contributors from all over the world speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, covering a full range of topics of interest to the jeweler and the gemologist.
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Winners of the Orchid Raffle 2014 are Announced!

Winners of the Ganoksin Orchid $10,000 Rio Grande Gift Certificates Giveaway are Announced!

Many thanks to our friends at Rio Grande for their generous donation for making the Ganoksin Orchid Giveaway 2014 a hit!

Rio Grande is your online source for innovative jewelry-making products, great service and technical know-how. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional jeweler, metalsmith or artisan, Rio Grande share your passion.

Also, a HUGE thanks for those who participated in making a donation or purchased our rare historical Metalsmithing ebooks collection.! Thank you!

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Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer is now on sale through the Ganoksin Project for $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.

Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Order your copy of Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer today!

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Choosing The Right White Gold - By Daniel Ballard

The popularity of white gold has us all looking to the most perplexing gold we use. Perplexing a variety of ways. Why would we want to 'colorize' gold at all? Design creativity of course, but the color purists (you know who you are) have their say too. After all there are two other precious metals...

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Manufacturing a Custom Antique Coin Pendant - By Mark B. Mann

This article features manufacturing steps for a custom designed 14-karat yellow gold and diamond coin pendant. The coin pendant featured in this article was designed and rendered by Lainie Mann using Matrix. It will be cast in two pieces because the bail will be movable....

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The Earliest Cloisonne Enamels from Cyprus - By Dr. Panicos Michaelides

An island in the eastern Mediterranean, with a history of more than 8000 years, Cyprus was one of the earliest producers of copper in the world, had a flourishing metal industry and during the "Golden Age" of Cyprus, the island enjoyed a high level of prosperity. This brought a great number of...

Tags: | Jewelry History | Enameling History | Cloisonne Enamel |

Tanzanite - A blue and purple beauty - By Arthur Anton Skuratowicz and Julie Nash

Due to tanzanite fragile nature, the stone is very easy to abrade, scratch, or chip during the setting process. When hammering or tightening a tanzanite, use great care and develop a habit of regularly checking for proper fit and metal contact with the stone as you go. Abrasions and scratches often...

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Gold and Silver - The noble kind and Queen - By Sandra I. Smith

Gold and silver have long been esteemed as the king and queen of metals, for good reason. No other members of the mineral family surpass these two metals in nobility....

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