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Basic Gypsy (flush mount) Setting - By Charles Lewton-Brain

First the stone's diameter is measured at the pavillion and a dent is made in metal for the pilot drill (about 1mm diameter). Then the metal is drilled The metal is drilled again until the hole is about 3/4 the size of the diameter. Lubricate the drill bit. As long as there is a 0.3 mm seat left...

Tags: | Stone Setting |

Paul Klecka Jewelry Design: Joining the Digital Revolution - By Mark B. Mann

Without a doubt, jewelry designer Paul Klecka has joined the digital jewelry design revolution. Evolving from a traditional business model wherein his company took orders for his designs, manufactured the product and then shipped to some of the worlds top retailers, Klecka has reinvented his...

Tags: | CAD/CAM |

Nephrite and Jadeite - By Sandra I. Smith

Two gemstones bear the name jade: nephrite and jadeite. Nephrite, first known as yu, was treasured by the Chinese for centuries. Its current name, and the word "jade," both came from the Europeans via the Spanish conquistadores who....

Tags: | Gemstones Lore |

Making a Three-Stone Dangle Pendant - By Mark B. Mann

The assembly of this three stone pendant pendant appears simple but when using traditional methods to position and join the tiny parts it can be tricky and time consuming. Each of the bezel units will be connected by jump rings and will dangle when finished. Tack- and pulse-arc welding technology...

Tags: | Fusing & Welding |

Opal - Water filled with fire - By Sandra I. Smith

The fragile opal first flashed its fiery colors at mortals millennia ago, igniting a love affair that has survived the fickleness of the human heart. Its faults, like softness and lack of stability, are overlooked by those entranced by its beauty....

Tags: | Gemstones Lore |

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