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Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing - Granulation - By Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl

The revival of granulation in our century has been accompanied by many wrong ideas and misunderstandings, many stemming from the incorrect notion that the secrets of a mysterious process were long lost. To better understand granulation, we should therefore start by examining the myths and laying...

Tags: | Granulation |

Spinel - By Sondra Francis

The most famous ruby in the world is actually a spinel! It is the "Prince Edward Ruby" which is the center of attention on British Crown of State: this crudely shaped cabochon weighs about 167 carats. It is a magnificent red color. Spinels and rubies are often found in the same gem gravels and for...

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

Etymology of Enamel - By Woodrow W. Carpenter

Most people in our discipline use the word Enamel to identify both the glass which is fused to metal, and the finished product. However, we should not be as possessive as the art potter who believes the word CERAMICS always refers to a pot made of clay....

Tags: | Enameling History |

Goshenite Beryl - By Edna B. Anthony

Goshenite is the transparent, colorless, alkali-bearing pure beryl that was discovered in Goshen, Hampshire County, Massachusetts. The Lily Pond mine in a pegmatite near a small lake was the source of crystals accompanied by other pale greenish-blue, bluish-green, yellowish, pink, and white beryl...

Tags: | Gemstones Information |

Cuff Link Hinge Pins - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Cuff-links can work well as a plain three-part hinge. There are some basics to the construction of cuff-links. The cuff-link consists of three parts: the front decorative part you see in use....

Tags: | Hinges & Catches |

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