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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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The 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition

The 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldform Competition is calling for entries by midnight U.S. ET July 24, 2016.

Always global publicity. Prizes to 1st-2nd-3rd Places and Honorable Mention, with an Innovation Award available at jury discretion. Jurors' Choice selections also recognized. JURY: Charles Lewton-Brain, Foldforming Pioneer (Alberta, Canada), Dr. E. Aspler (Hanuman), Founder, The Ganoksin Project (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Merle White, Editor-in-Chief, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist magazine (Pennsylvania, USA). DIRECTOR: Sue Lacy, Creative Strategist (Ohio, USA).

SPONSORS: Rio Grande, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, Craftsy, Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, The Ganoksin Project.

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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!

Featured Articles

Red Labrodite? - what is it? - By Diana Jarrett

Orange and red stones of every kind stood out at this years sensory-overloaded Tucson gem and mineral shows, but one major puzzle for gem lovers was an orange-red feldspar with an identity crisis. ...

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Fortune, Gods, & Gems - Gems and Jewelry Role in India's Culture - By Kamala Thiagarajan

From early history through modern times, gemstones and jewelry have played a vital role in India's culture. Forget diamonds. An Indian woman's best friend is most likely to be her ruby ring, or the string of pearls her mother gave her for her tenth birthday, or perhaps the giant garnet earrings that...

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Speeding Up Polishing The Inside of a Ring - By Jim Binnion

Trying to get a really high polish on the inside of a ring can be frustrating. Because inside ring buffs have such a small diameter and the surface speed is quite low, it takes a long time to get much done. In addition, the heat from the extended use of the buff makes holding the ring painfully...

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Creation and Innovation In The Bunz Jubilee Year - By Stefan Hencke

The renowned jewelry and watch manufacturer Bunz will celebrate its 30th anniversary in June 2005. Since the company was launched in 1975, the world famous jewelry designer, Georg Bunz, has enthralled the specialist audience and numerous consumers with his exceptional and significant creations....

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Casting Gold to Platinum - By Jurgen J. Maerz

The principle of bi-metal casting is really very simple: A wax model is invested, cast and finished. A secondary wax is created, which is going to become part of this piece. The wax is attached to the first casting, re-invested and the metal is cast on, thus creating a piece that is made with two...

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