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World Mining Report 2005 - 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 |

From Design to the Finished Pieces; Palladium and Pearl Earrings - By Mark B. Mann

These 950 Palladium earrings were designed by Tom McLaughlin of Lennons Jewelers, Syracuse, NY. The top portion of the design is bead set with small round brilliant diamonds on one side. When worn, the bottom portion swivels and is bead set with small round brilliant diamonds on both sides. The two...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication |

The Work of Jennifer Crupi - By Sarah Tanguy

Cool, glistening, and vaguely human, Jennifer Crupi's sculpture and jewelry arouse curiosity even as they evoke fear. While the power of body language in art is typically linked with dance, theater, and especially mime, the interplay between thought and gesture takes center stage in Crupi's work. At...

Tags: | Behind The Design |

An Introduction to Goldsmithing Health Hazards - By Linda Weiss

Very little research has been done on the medical problems of artists as a direct result of occupational health hazards. Most research has been done for industrial-type situations. In many cases, industrial workers have greater volume of exposure but, in industry, there are better facilities to deal...

Tags: | Health Hazard |

Metals Suitable for Enameling - By Woodrow Carpenter

The purpose of this article is two fold. First, we receive a number of inquiries as to whether or not certain metals can be enameled. This article will answer most of those questions. Second, we have all read statements such as, 'Gilding metal can be fired no more than two times,' or 'Platinum can...

Tags: | Metals | Enameling |

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