Orchid is a daily online forum where questions relating to jewelry are discussed. Topics can include tips, techniques, supply sources or just helping a person with a fabrication issue.
Orchid is both a reservoir of content and network of active relationships for the benefit of the gem and jewelry industries. Through Orhcid, participants may resolve their questions about virtually any subject relevant to the broad spectrum of involvements surrounding the gem and jewelry industries. Of course there exist on the Net a variety of mailing lists that address certain aspects of these industries, but Orchid is plainly unique. Conceived and maintained free of charge by jewelers, for jewelers, both the experienced professional and the beginner - Orchid is dedicated to the exchange of substantive technical content, covering the full range of information requirements. With list members from all over the world speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, this lively forum addresses questions about every aspect of jewelry making today.
Orchid is more than this however....Orchid is a comprehensive technical archive, sorted by date and subject. Orchid is also a gallery site where forum members can display their work.
In short, it's a connections to a world of resources for the contemporary crafts jeweler.