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World Mining Report 2005 - North America - By Morgan Beard

Colored gemstone mining is a hard thing to pin down. The vast majority of mining is still done by independent, small-scale miners, working in remote locations and selling to buyers who pay cash and may or may not declare their gems on export. For many producing countries, particularly in Africa, the...

Tags: | GemBiz |

Studio Visit - Daniel Jocz - By J.E. Paterak

Upon reaching the porch of Daniel Joczs Cambridge studio and home, I recalled having been there briefly for a party during one of Mass Arts successful symposiums more than seven years earlier. Jocz and I met again at Haystacks New Works workshop last September. For five days the school becomes for...

Tags: | Studio Visit |

Installing Sizing Beads - By Alan Revere

Arthritis is a common malady which affects many people as they age. People with arthritis often have enlarged knuckles which make it difficult to wear rings. A ring that barely squeezes over an arthritic knuckle may be so loose on the finger that it slips around and around. The simplest solution is...

Tags: | Repairs |

Slabbing, Shaping and Polishing Turquoise Cabs Using Foredom Handpiece - By Lee Epperson

This paper will describe the process of slabbing, shaping and polishing turquoise cabs using Foredom Handpiece and various grinding discs. Other stone materials require different polishing methods and will not be covered in this paper....

Tags: | Lapidary |

Designing Jewelry - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Boy these people are really good at what they do. I’d love to watch them drawing sometime. Like their previous work ‘The Art of Jewelry Design’ this book belongs in your collection if you are interesting in drawing jewelry and need some basic design principles and information, especially about...

Tags: | Book reviews |

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