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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.
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Winners of the Orchid Raffle 2013 are Announced!
4 lucky winners share a grand prize pack valued at $ 10,000 to purchase tools and equipemnt sold online at Rio Grande
First prize: $ 5,000 Rio Grande gift certificate goes to Bonnie McKinnon, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Second prize: $ 3,000 Rio Grande gift certificate goes to Christine Halaburka, Los Gatos, California, USA
Third prize: $ 1,500 Rio Grande gift certificate goes to David Lumia, Manalapan, Florida. USA
Fourth prize: $ 500 Rio Grande gift certificate goes to Joanne Johnson, USA
The 2nd annual Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is a juried competition for metal work using foldforming techniques. Submission fee is $25. Rio Grande will provide gift certificates for top prizes as follows: 1st Place $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100, and Honorable Mention $50. Additional entries are recognized as Notable Submissions in a Jurors' Choice round. A 2013 video and the publication of an art book of curated entries from the Lewton-Brain Foldform Competitions 2012-2013 will follow this year's CLB 2013 conference.
John Peacock is a fashion designer's best friend. Over the years, this former BBC costume designer has published a dozen easy-to-use sourcebooks covering 40 centuries of fashion, making them the most comprehensive record of fashion and accessories ever published. Peacock has finally compiled a...
Fine jewelry represents much more than its trade value in diamonds, gemstones and precious metals. It is a personal representation of the owner´s lifestyle, status, emotion, recognition, commitment and more. That significance only amplifies how devastating the loss of a gemstone is for the...
With a simple corrugation tool and basic metalsmithing skills, you can make these great earrings. The newest toy in my studio is a Microfold Brake. I have been having a wonderful time learning what can be done with this tool, experimenting and making metalwork that combines microfolding with my...
Though emerald is undoubtedly precious, it is certainly not among the new precious stones. Before the discovery of emerald in Colombia in the sixteenth century, the green variety of corundum was called oriental emerald. The only source of true emerald known to early Mediterranean cultures was the...
There are hundreds of different types of chains, each with its own system of assembly. Most chains are assembled from individual links. In some chains, such as the foxtail, the links are individually soldered closed and then assembled. In other chains, such as the mesh and rope chains, the links are...