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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.

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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.

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Featured Articles

Stone Setting - A Crowning Achievement - By Bradney W. Simon

Often jewelers are called upon to hand fabricate a crown to fit a stone. This is necessary when either the stone is a non-standard shape, or the crown needs to fit a particular design. Although one will seldom hand fabricate a simple round basket crown, constructing one gives the jeweler the basic...

Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Stone Setting |

Engraving Tools and Preparation - By Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl

Many industries have need of specialized engravers, for instance those who make dies, who cut stones and glass, and others who carve reliefs. Though a goldsmith might call on a specialist for certain jobs, it is useful to have a general understanding of the technique and sufficient skills to use...

Tags: | Engraving | Tools |

Why The Line Between Fine And Fashion Jewelry Is Disappearing - By Tina Wojtkielo Snyder

Ask someone to define "fine jewelry" and you´ll usually hear something about gold, platinum, diamonds, and other traditionally "precious" materials. But go to any high-end jewelry trade show today, and you´ll find that the fine jewelry in the cases rarely matches this limiting...

Tags: | Jewelry Design | Jewelry Mass Production |

Project - Box Clasp Fabrication - By Alan Revere

One of the most important types of closures used in jewelry is the box clasp. This clasp and its many variations are usually built into jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and chains. However, as an exercise, this project demonstrates the fabrication of a sample clasp as an independent unit..... ...

Tags: | Hinges & Catches |

Seal of Approval: A Quick Tip for Improving Casting Quality - By J. Tyler Teague

Every caster has seen his or her fair share of investment inclusions. You´ll be polishing a casting when suddenly a whole will pop up with a bit of investment inside. You then have to dig out the investment and fill in the hole with wire, using a laser welder. It´s time consuming -- not...

Tags: | Casting | Bench Tips & Tricks |

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