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[502] Beyond the Blue Box - The Tiffany & Co. conservation Lab
The conservation lab, located at the Tiffany & Co. manufacturing facility in Parsippany, NJ, is a long, stark room with high ceilings and cold fluorescent light. It is oversees the collection of nearly one million design drawings, production records, and correspondence that had been accumulating since the early 1850s.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Metalsmith Magazine]|[Anne Larsen Hollerbach]
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[511] Bohemian Rhapsody - Importing Barbara Seidenath
When Venetian glassmakers sold out their state secrets to Czech glassmakers, Jablonec began its hegemony in glass beads. The region also became renowned for through its production of costume jewelry during the second half of the 18th century, and together the two industries helped it survive numerous European conflicts and two world wars. After World War II, however, the Germans were expelled and resettled in NeuGablonz, the German name for the old Czech town. Jablonec, however, still exists as the center of Czech glass beadmaking.... (2002)
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Show me more articles from: [Metalsmith Magazine]|[Marjorie Simon]
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[859] Charles Loloma - Hopi Modernist
Master jeweler Charles Loloma was a Hopi spiritual leader -- a member of the Badger Clan and a Hopi snake priest. His powers of charm extended through his ritual life and into his compelling jewelry. In daily life, Loloma never talked about Hopi religion. But his jewelry limns the Hopi landscape and expresses a world of spirit. Shaped by gems and woods cut into miniature topographies, the jewelry contours geology and time. It proposes intervals in which what is just now visible might shift with a slant of light or a flick of the wrist into the ineffable. Lustrous, flat surfaces abut plugs of jagged stone. Iconography rooted in Hopi imagery intersects with motifs from ancient Egypt. Color and decoration revel on the body like brilliant plumage.... (2006)
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Show me more articles from: [Metalsmith Magazine]|[Ellen Berkovitch]
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[459] Conspiracy Theory: Gems & Junkies in Burma
Author Richard W. Hughes discusses Gem and drug smuggling in Burma, along with the CIA and British involvement in the Burmese drug trade. The Author follows the smugglers routes and politics involved from the 17th century opium trade until present days.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [RWH Publishing]|[Richard W. Hughes]
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[877] Cool Hunting in the Jewelry World
One of my roles for the last few years has been that of an innovation awards judge for MJSA. This means I cruise the aisles of trade shows in New York, Tucson and Las Vegas, trying to spot new shifts and upcoming changes. This allows me a small identification as a cool hunter. This short article is about some of my finds.... (2008)
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Show me more articles from: [Brain Press Publications]|[Charles Lewton-Brain]
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