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Articles by Suzanne Wade
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[486] Bench Designers Talk About colored gemstone Jewelry Design and Repair
An experienced bench jeweler will often be able to create almost any design that doesn't actually violate the laws of physics. But colored stones are softer and typically less durable than diamonds, and a setting designed for a diamond may spell disaster with an opal or an emerald. The resulting creation may be beautiful when you first present it to the customer, but if the piece is worn frequently, it's likely to make a quick return to the jeweler's bench for repair. In this article expert gem setters share their tips and warnings for working with colored stones.... (2004)
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Releated Categories:[Jewelry Design]|[Repairs]
ISBN: B000060MIL

 

[616] Chinese Freshwater Pearls - Fresh Possibilities
When Chinese freshwater pearls began flooding the market several years ago, craft artists took notice. It is not that pearls were new to them. Studio jewelers had been incorporating pearls into their designs for decades, long before the current wave of Chinese freshwater pearls reached these shores. But the growing availability of Chinese freshwater pearls has allowed artists to indulge their passion for pearls as they never could before.... (2004)
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Releated Categories:[Behind The Design]|[Pearls]
ISBN: B000060MIL

 

[281] Close Knit - Michael David Sturlin crochets with gold
This crocheted necklace is created by weaving interlocking loops of 18k gold wire into a chain, using a needle. Because the chain is built loop by loop, it is a time consuming process: It can take up to three hours to crochet one inch..... (2003)
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ISBN: B00006K39S

 

[766] Colored Stone Annual Retail Survey 2005
A decade ago, emerald, ruby, and sapphire routinely topped Colored Stones annual best seller list, as befitted the colored stones known in the trade as the "Big Three." They were "precious" stones, while their equally colorful but lesser-known cousins held the dubious distinction of being "semiprecious." But the Big Threes once-unassailable dominance has faded in recent years. In 1999, tanzanite cracked the top three, pushing emerald to fourth place. Pearl followed suit in 2001, when it appeared in the number two slot, as did fancy sapphire in 2004... (2006)
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Releated Categories:[GemBiz]
ISBN: B000060MIL

 

[671] Crafting a Better Show
For jewelry artists, it iss an opportunity to sell work that has become difficult to place at price-conscious mainstream jewelry stores. For the public, it iss a chance to buy innovative jewelry that they might otherwise never have seen. And for the savvy retailer -- be it a gallery owner or just an independent jeweler looking for something to set her store apart from the crowd -- it iss a great place to find new sources.... (2005)
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Releated Categories:[Business & Marketing]
ISBN: B000060MIL

 

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