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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

Gemstone Coloration and Dyeing - The Blues: Iron Process - By George W. Fischer

There are several reactions well known to chemists, involving iron compounds and prussiate compounds (ferrocyanides and ferricyanides) that yield characteristic blue precipitates. All are applicable to chemical coloration of gemstone, but since they do not differ significantly for our purposes, only...

Tags: | Gemstone Coloration and Dyeing |

Tanzania Mining, Interrupted - By Hamza Kondo

While a worldwide shortage in gem rough sends prices spiralling upward, gem deposits in Africa are lying unworked, or underworked, due to lack of development funds. A prime example of the problem is northern Tanzania -- including the well-known tanzanite mines at Merelani....

Tags: | GemBiz |

Full Bezel Setting for Cabochon Stones - By Gerald N. Lewy

One of the most basic designs in stone setting is "Bezel Setting". It is so rudimentary in its concept. It is very pleasing to the eye also in its simplicity. This concept blends with the smooth vertical shape of the stone. There are no sharp corners, only gradual flowing lines to conform to the...

Tags: | Stone Setting |

Foredomís Stone Setting & Engraving Micro Motor Kit - By Mark B. Mann

This article features Bill Holman who bezel sets a 2.55 ct. trillion diamond, 0.03 ct. round brilliant diamonds and engraves a platinum ring and matching pendant using Foredom's Stone Setting and Engraving Micro Motor Kit.....

Tags: | Tools | Stone Setting |

Some Notes on Depletion Gilding - By Charles Lewton-Brain

This is an academic paper, not a technical 'how to' guide. Many of the procedures described are unsafe in practice....

Tags: | Depletion Gilding |

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This Month Orchid Message Archive Contains 273 Messages.

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Cuff Links

luis moreno demonstrates how to fabricate silver cuff links...,

By: luis_f_moreno

|cuff |links |

once the onglette graver is secured in the wooden handle, i will get the 'feel' of the new blade....

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Day Light...

three arm man hit a jewelry store in day light

By: hanuman

|robbery, |crime |

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