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Kenya New Double-Barrel Color-Change Garnet - By Raja Shah

Kenya s new color-change garnet performs miracles in different lighting environments. In fluorescent light, it looks the bluest any garnet has ever looked; in incandescent light, youd swear it was a very fine alexandrite....

Tags: | GemBiz |

Book Review - Making the Most of Your Flex-shaft - By Alan Revere

A welcome addition to the literature now coming out for bench jewelers, Making the Most of Your Flex-shaft by Karen Christians is an informative compilation of material for anyone who takes tools seriously. Everyone with a flex-shaft understands what a valuable tool this is. Here is a chance to...

Tags: | Book reviews |

Get Buffed: Is Raking or Singeing Better Buff Prep? - By Ann Cahoon

Myth: Singeing buffs to prep them is faster and more effective than raking them. ...

Tags: | Polishing | Bench Tips & Tricks |

Tips for modeling prong settings in CAD - By Charlie Herner

If you´re designing jewelry using CAD, understanding how the piece will be cast and then set and finished at the bench can mean the difference between failure and success. When modeling prong settings, there are a few tricks you can use to ensure the best results for your pieces. I learned the...

Tags: | CAD/CAM | Stone Setting |

Testing the Wolf Adjustable Trimmer in the shop - By Mark Maxwell

In my 25 years of working as a goldsmith, I have always looked for tools that make my life easier -- tools that make me more efficient and therefore more profitable. And I´m not an easy sell. Although I have embraced CAD/CAM in the past few years and produce many of my models on a milling...

Tags: | Wax Working | Shop Machines |

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