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[498] Alloying 22KT Gold for Granulation
An alloy is by definition a mixture of two or more metals to create different strengths and colors. For granulation, the following formula is preferred. It is important to start with pure metals. Even trace amounts of impurities can result in flaws in the metal.... (2005)
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[93] Amber - Frozen Moments in Time
Amber begins as resin exuded from trees millions of years ago. All known deposits of amber come from various tree species which are now extinct. Baltic amber was produced by a tree called Pinites succinifer, a tree sharing many characteristics of the currently living species Pseudolarix. In appearance it would have looked something similar to a pine or spruce tree.... (1998)
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[116] Amber - Petrified Sunlight
Amber's warmth and rich glow convinced our earliest ancestors that it was petrified sunlight. Later, others believed it to be the hardened tears of a goddess. Those who were more earthy described amber as fossilized lynx urine.... (2002)
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[875] Bench Ergonomics - Sitting and Looking at the Bench
In the Jewelers Bench Book, the MJSA/Ganoksin project published in spring 2008, there is an extensive look at what happens in the working space, where you sit and move as a goldsmith. Two of the areas addressed including sitting and looking at objects.... (2008)
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[137] Beryllium - A bevy of brilliant cousins
Beryllium is a hard and shiny metallic element. Extremely rare, it's prized in industry for its high melting point and conductivity. Combined with other elements, it forms beautiful gemstones that are hard and brilliant.... (2001)
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