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Himalayan Ruby Hunt

…discovered the deposit in the 1970s while searching for uranium and other strategic ore deposits for the former Soviet Union. Primary and secondary deposits of rubies were found over an…

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Metalsmith ’90 Fall: Exhibition Reviews

…Anna Font and Marta Breis. These jewelers form a part of a new avant-garde movement that continues to question, search and redefine the nature of jewelry. Ramon Puig Cuyas, The…

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Intergem: First Address for Gemstones

…laboratory facilities with state of the art equipment mean that DGemG is Europe’s largest teaching and research institute for gemstones. This is where one can learn about properties, deposits, identification…

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Toolmaker’s Tools of the Trade

…Their early machines were often complex; some of the contraptions they came up with were amazingly complicated.” What began as a search for ways to ameliorate the craftsman’s problems at…

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Enameling Care and Considerations

…bother purchasing. It’s a good way to figure out what colors you want to use before making a bigger investment.” A quick online search shows that 2 oz. jars of…

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5 Tips to Improve Your Social Media Presence

…socializing on Google Plus, when you update your brand’s page on Google Plus, it’s more likely to show up in Google’s organic search results. Tip: To save time, savvy jewelers…

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Blue Spinel Turning Heads

…on before. Enter “blue spinel” into an online search engine, and you’ll come up with dozens of online sellers of the inexpensive variety. To their credit, many dealers present several…

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Ars Ornata Europeana July 2007

…year is “inside out” and encourages a search across disciplines for new and fascinating inspiration and offers a forum for dialogue and discussion around the following points: “exposing the seams,…

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The Inventive Jewelry of Earl Pardon

…Each piece is an experiment; successes and failures are relative only to the ongoing search. For him, it is the next piece that is all important. Those artists who move…

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Redefining Fine Jewelry

…gold have embraced sterling silver, while others have gone a step further in search of alternative metals such as titanium, tungsten, and stainless steel to achieve their visions. “When designers…

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Managing Quality Problems

…quality police, ready to search and destroy any problem they encountered, and I answered, “By not producing bad quality in the first place.” All the inspection energy and standards (and…

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Jewellery Career Options

…serious, committed hard working person. After several years of fruitless search he withdrew the offer and retired. A definite career option with respect for the work and a lack of…

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Organize Your Bench

…Then he noticed this cutter worked very fast-faster than he would have if he had been forced to search for a tool every time he needed one. Our parents’ instruction…

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How to Make a Bezel

…curd soap. But this is not a must. Visit Youtube and search for “Making a bezel” and you’ll find five short videos about bezel setting. I think it is worth…

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Carol Kumata: Pandora’s Box

…adornment and domestic wares, allowing a search for self-image to take its own course. It is easy to see how an elementary consideration of building enclosures could encourage rumination over…

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Metalsmith ’88 Winter: Exhibition Reviews

…investigation of tribal textiles is apparently a search for a primitive base for material sensibility, a regression to the childhood riches of rags and crayons, free from the barriers of…

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Metalsmith ’95 Spring: Exhibition Reviews

…nothing homey about this work. Margo Mensing is an artist who resides in Stevensville, Michigan and teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Searchings in Metal: Robin…

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2007 Complex Individualism

…are Ninetto Terzano’s Oversized Ring collection. Search for Tranquility After an explosion of eye-popping primary and neon color at the turn of the century, fashion has gradually toned down, reflecting…

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Studio Visit – Metalpeople

Search of an Anchor, 1999 Copper, brass, patina, wood shelf, oil paint 36 x 15 1/2 x 9 1/2″ Photo: Angela Webster When they leave school, students often face many…