The Gem and Jewelry World's foremost Resource on The Internet.
  Welcome to the Ganoksin Project
The Gem and Jewelry World's foremost Resource on The Internet. Open to the public, Free of Charge!
We are here to build a strong pool of information for the benefit of Web's jewelers and craftsmen - and those interested in jewelry and gemstones.
Gravers - By Mark B. Mann

Gravers are small cutting tools used for stone setting, texturing, de-burring and applying decorative embellishments and traditional hand engraving. Steps required to prepare new gravers include mounting, sizing, shaping, sharpening and proper storage. Gravers are among the most useful tools at a...

Tags: | Small Tools | Stone Setting |

The Work of Judith Hoyt - By Marjorie Simon

For more than 20 years Judith Hoyt has parsed the human figure in metal and mixed media. Beginning with a salvaged scrap of metal, wood, a book, or other material with a history, she fashions solitary or paired figures, often with a surprised or pensive mien, She is a metallist to the extent that...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

Are There Differences Between Lead Bearing and Lead Free Enamels? - By Bill Helwig

The question about the differences between lead bearing and lead free enamel is the same as the questions about the difference between lead bearing and lead bearing, or between lead free and lead free. There are more differences between enamelists than there are between enamels when it comes to...

Tags: | Enameling |

A Modern Method of Creating Enameled Filigree Jewelry - By Leon Hornstein

After making jewelry and doing lapidary work for twenty-five years, I began looking for another type of jewelry making which would be a bit different. While on a visit to the Walter’s Art Gallery in Baltimore I became fascinated with the filigree work done by the ancient Etruscans, Greeks and...

Tags: | Filigree | Book reviews |

World Mining Report 2005 - Australia - 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 |

  Put an Orchid on your Bench
Join the most popular online community for jewelers, The Orchid forums. Joining Orchid is easy, fast and FREE! Sign me up!

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter that will keep you up to date with events taking place at; such as new updates, features, events, and site revisions.

You can read the latest issue here:

Your Email:

Note: Ganoksin does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies except for services you've requested