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Jewelry MakingThe Ganoksin project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided free of charge and to the benefit to all.

Ganoksin is dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.

Ganoksin maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics; many of which were authored by some of the most esteemed writers within their respective fields. In addition, this site contains a sizable collection of art and jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.

Ganoksin also provide members blogs and forums for the exchange of information and opinion; with contributors from all over the world speaking from a wide range of technical and aesthetic experiences, covering a full range of topics of interest to the jeweler and the gemologist.
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Winners of the Orchid Raffle 2014 are Announced!

Winners of the Ganoksin Orchid $10,000 Rio Grande Gift Certificates Giveaway are Announced!

Many thanks to our friends at Rio Grande for their generous donation for making the Ganoksin Orchid Giveaway 2014 a hit!

Rio Grande is your online source for innovative jewelry-making products, great service and technical know-how. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned professional jeweler, metalsmith or artisan, Rio Grande share your passion.

Also, a HUGE thanks for those who participated in making a donation or purchased our rare historical Metalsmithing ebooks collection.! Thank you!

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Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer

Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer is now on sale through the Ganoksin Project for $19.95 (You Save: 43%)

This 24 minute instructional video is full of close-up photos of the torch firing process in real time. In addtion to showing the firing of the uncdercoat, counterenamel and top coat, Chris shows you his interesting technique of carving through an overlay of gold foil to "draw" a design.

He also includes several different options for the torch firing set-up. Viewing this will help beginners without kilns or anyone wanting to try an alternate way of firing enamels.

Chris Hierholzer has been involved in metals for 50 years, in foundries, welding shops, and jewelry. He is fascinated with the process and its constantly changing creative aspects. He started creating enamels during the 1980's and during that time he was part time assistant to William Harper.

Order your copy of Torch Fired Enamel DVD with Chris Hierholzer today!


Featured Articles

The Tahitian Black Pearl - By Richard W. Wise

The black pearl was not known at all in the West in ancient times. Black pearls first came on the market in 1845. Originally they were not highly esteemed, selling for a fraction of the price brought by white pearls from the traditional sources in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Mannar. The Empress...

Tags: | Pearls |

Some patination information on the Net - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Here are some patination sources on the internet. ...

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Road Testing Argentium Sterling - By Cynthia Eid

Invented in 1996 by Peter Johns, a professor of silversmithing at Englands Middlesex University, Argentium[R] Sterling Silver, like traditional sterling silver, is at least 92.5 percent pure silver. But unlike traditional sterling, which is 7.5 percent copper, Argentium sterling has a small amount...

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In a New Light - Faster, more efficient laser welders - By John Shanahan

Since their introduction to the jewelry industry, laser welders have been lauded for their speed, accuracy, and convenience of use. Retail stores and job shops have made sizable investments in these machines, which are guaranteed to simplify day-to-day repairs such as fixing damage next to stones...

Tags: | Jewelry Mass Production | Shop Machines | Fusing & Welding |

The Nautilus, A Metal Corrugation Project - By Trish McAleer

The act of contraction into repetitive wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves. When studying nature forms, corrugation is regularly seen adding innate strength to what might be otherwise considered a frail form. Corrugation has been adopted by industry and used in utilitarian fashion for the...

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