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Spheres of Influence - The Jewelry of Holly Lee - By Nina Graci

It takes an interesting person to make interesting jewelry and Holly Lee fits the bill. Originally from a family that moved every three years, Lee blossomed in the two years she studied at Tai Pei American high school in Taiwan. "This school's open-minded and innovative way of teaching formed much...

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Kyanite - Polymorphic Aluminum Silicate Gem - By Edna B. Anthony

Andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite all contain identical amounts of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen, combined with other trace elements. I find it intriguing to note the differences in how the chemical formulas for these three minerals are expressed by many well-known authorities on gemstones. That...

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Gemstone's Glossary - By Sondra Francis

Tags: | Gemology |

Kliar Adds Vibrant Hues and Tarnish-Resistance to Precious and Base Metal Jewelry - By Shannon L. Brown

Adding vibrant colors to jewelry can involve any number of methods -- from careful enameling by hand to the high-tech physical vapor deposition (PVD) process. But what if you could use a simple method similar to rhodium plating in your shop to apply a vibrant, durable color in 17 different hues to...

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[Book Review] Delightful Beaded Earring Designs - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This small paperback book is written and illustrated by Jan Radford. At 8.95 it is an affordable introduction to ´Indian´ style beaded earrings made with small glass beads. It has a somewhat dry, thin feel to it, but for someone interested in a straightforward text on the subject it...

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