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Some basic metal working tools for beginners - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Making jewelry is sometimes seen as a difficult or an expensive proposition. In reality a basic metal working shop can be set up quite inexpensively. Cutting (separating materials), soldered construction and finishing are the three main things that jewellers do and what follows is a list of basic...

Tags: | Tools | Beginner's Corner |

Adding Color to Titanium with a Torch - By Holly Gage

Adding or changing the color on your sculpture Titanium can breathe new life or change the character of a piece. It is also lots of fun to see the color develop and change in front of your very eyes! The color on the surface of our titanium has a permanent oxide layer that can only be removed with...

Tags: | Metals |

Modify Your Prong Pushers to Make Them More Versatile - By GIA Staff

Many stone setters would agree that one of the most challenging aspects of prong setting is getting the prongs down tight on the stone. It´s easy to take this process for granted. If it´s done well, you might never notice. But doing it poorly can result in damaged or lost gemstones, or...

Tags: | Bench Tips & Tricks | Customize Your Tools | Stone Setting |

Design Briefing - A Ticket to Successful Jewelry Collections - By Barbara Schmidt

In times of increased price competition and global producers, cooperation with designers is also an important factor for large jewelry companies in order to develop new collections in a rapid and targeted manner. Increasing numbers of companies are attempting to sharpen their profiles by drawing on...

Tags: | Jewelry Design | Business & Marketing |

Alberto Zorzi - From Strict To Amorphous - By Dr. Christianne Weber-Stober

People who think exclusively of geometric forms when they hear the name Alberto Zorzi only know half the story. His jewelry combines avant garde design with traditional goldsmith techniques. Born in Santa Giustina in Colle in the Province of Padua in 1958, Alberto Zorzi now lives in Loreggia, close...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

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