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Anticlastic Raising Basics - By Tim McCreight

The word synclastic describes a form in which the dominant curves both move in the same direction. When the two dominant axes curve in opposite directions the result is known as an anticlastic form. A bowl is a synclastic form and a saddle is an anticlastic form....

Tags: | Beginner's Corner | Fabrication |

There Is More Than One Way to Choose A Birthstone - By Sandra I. Smith

"My birthstone is emerald," a potential customer recently told me. "But I don't like green," she continued, "so I never buy gemstones." Do we, and our customers, have choices when it comes to selecting a birthstone? What can we do when we don't like or can't afford the gemstone assigned to our month...

Tags: | Gemstones Lore |

Green, Yellow-Green, and Brownish-Yellow-Green Beryls - By Edna B. Anthony

Yellow-green beryl has achieved 'desired gem' status with consumers just within the last few years. Museums were eager to acquire spectacular specimens, while connoisseurs sought it for their collections. However, fashion trendsetters ignored it. As in aquamarine, the iron incorporated into its...

Tags: | Gemstones Information |

Carat Gold Solders - By Chris Corti

In many countries, regulations govern the caratage of gold solders used to make jewellery and, with few exceptions, gold solder alloys should be of the same caratage as the jewellery. One problem with the production of solders is to ensure a good colour match with the jewellery being assembled....

Tags: | Metallurgy |

950 Palladium: Finishing Procedures - By Mark B. Mann

Practicing specific procedures for pre-finishing and polishing of 950 palladium will make a stunning difference in the final presentation of this fine jewelry product. ...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication |

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