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Enameling, Then and Now - By Karen L Cohen
Through the years, a variety of enameling techniques has been developed. Some involve how the metal is prepared and some involve how the enamel is applied. The following defines the most prevalent, but by no means all, techniques....
Tags: | Enameling History |
Casting Investment Powder Performances - By Ralph Carter
In each step of manufacturing jewelry, there are many factors that can adversely affect quality. Because of this, process control is very important. Investing is one of those steps in which process control is vital. Most investment manufacturers help the investor control the process variables by...
Tags: | Jewelry Mass Production | Lost Wax Casting |
Tips For Working With Alternative Metals - By Chris Ploof
With the high price of gold, jewelry makers are looking to incorporate alternative metals into their lines. I frequently work with palladium and stainless steel in my shop. The following are a few tips and tricks you can use to work more effectively with these metals. Soldering Secrets Whenever I...
Tags: | Palladium Fabrication |
Bracelet Tongue Replacement - By Bradney W. Simon
With the popularity of tennis bracelets over the last 20 years replacing broken tongues has become a common repair in the jewelry shop. Typically these are replaced by soldering a new tongue in place. However, using a torch to solder a tongue onto a bracelet creates two problems....
Tags: | Fusing & Welding | Repairs |
The Rubies and Spinels of Afghanistan – A brief history - By Richard W. Hughes
Afghanistan's ruby/spinel mines are one of the great mysteries of gemology. Historically, rubies and red spinels have been produced from four areas: Burma, Sri Lanka, the Thai/Cambodian border (ruby only; no red spinel) and Afghanistan. While extensive accounts exist regarding the other deposits, in...
Tags: | Gemstones Information |