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Project Management for Jewelers - By Mary Linford

I came up with this system to solve some production and prioritizing problems at a small custom jewelry store. We used this system mainly for custom jobs, however it can be adapted for repair or stock production as well....

Tags: | Business & Marketing |

Quartz: Amethyst, Citrine, Chalcedonies, Agates, Chrysoprase and Bloodstone - By Sondra Francis

Quartz is generally divided into two groups: the transparent crystalline varieties and the translucent to opaque chalcedonies that are microcrystalline forms of quartz. There are many different varieties in these two types but they have one thing in common: they are low in cost. Some are downright...

Tags: | Handbook for the Gem Buyer | Gemstones Information |

950 Palladium: Gemstone Setting Considerations - By Mark B. Mann

Setting gemstones in 950 palladium alloys is a bench jeweler's dream. Stone setters will agree that the combination of palladium's malleability, superior strength and the near absence of memory (spring-back) when it is bent or formed all set the foundation for success, regardless of the...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication | Stone Setting |

Firing Created Moissanite and Diamonds into place in PMC - By Deric Metzger

PMC is not a traditional material, and so a few pioneers went about tentatively setting cubic zirconia's, and lab grown corundum into the clay. For almost a decade it has been believed that natural stones would be destroyed in the sintering process. And so nobody took the risk. A few brave souls...

Tags: | Metal Clay | Stone Setting | Gemstones Information |

Copper Mesh Plique a Jour - By Jaime Frechette

Interested in illuminating my work and using experimental techniques, I came across copper mesh. There are many kinds of mesh, but only a few are easily obtained without buying in bulk from industrial suppliers. I have been using the 'Impressions' mesh, from American Art Clay Co., with transparent...

Tags: | Plique-a-jour |

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