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Some thoughts on computer use in the Metals/jewelry Field - By Charles Lewton-Brain

If you are involved with computers you know how rapidly things are changing, prices are sinking and capabilities increasing. Computer use in increasing in the jewelry field and at some point, probably sooner than you think you will see computers used in ordinary jewelry stores to manufacture jewelry...

Tags: | CAD/CAM | Jewelry Design |

A Discipline Transforming Computer Design of Jewelry - By Susanne Heuer

Although jewelry design by goldsmiths and designers is characterized by unique pieces, unlike the industrial production of jewelry, ever greater numbers of jewelry designers are starting to tap the possibilities of computer-assisted design technology. This does not take away any of the value of the...

Tags: | CAD/CAM |

How much of a difference does cut make in a gem's value? - By Suzanne Wade

Imagine, if you will, two colored stones. Both exhibit good color. Both are relatively inclusion free. Both tip the scale at about the same weight. But one was cut better, and it's simply more beautiful. Should you pay a premium price for it? Conventional wisdom holds that the answer is yes....

Tags: | GemBiz |

Foldforming: Making a Leaf or Ruffle - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This fold is an example of forging on the open side, and introduces how to use hardness dams in foldforming. Dams are work hardened spots, lines, or patterns within the sheet. This form illustrates the way we can use hardness dams to direct the movement of metal under force....

Tags: | Fold Forming |

Walking a Tightrope, Circus, Circus By Pierre-Yves Paquette - By Shannon L. Brown

Children and adults alike enjoy the spectacle of the circus. For jewelry designer Pierre-Yves Paquette of Pierre-Yves in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, Canada, the circus inspired an award-winning jewelry design. Fascinated by the colors under the big top, Paquette created the Circus, Circus ring, winner of...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

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