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Self Defense And The Art of Jewelry Buying – Chapter 2

What do you mean by “Cabochon Stone”? In the world of jewelry, a cabochon is a stone that is cut with a flat or slightly domed base and a curved or domed top. Rose cut cabochons have triangular or square … Continue reading

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Self-Defense and the Art of Jewelry Buying – Chapter 1

What is Sterling Silver and Why is My Finger Turning Green? Sterling silver is made up of mix (an alloy) of at least a couple of different metals. It is always 92.5% fine silver (by law), which doesn’t tarnish but … Continue reading

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Our Vote for Most Unusual Engagement Ring

An over one hundred years old, twenty cent silver Newfoundland coin, turned into a ring? Sounds odd, and who would destroy such a coin from history? Can such a coin even become a ring? Well to answer these questions, a … Continue reading

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A Custom Piece, From Start to Finish

The beginning of any fabrication project always looks about the same…wire and sheet, maybe some bezel strip, and the idea of where you want to go. When I was asked to do a custom piece for Nicole Wakelin, podcaster and … Continue reading

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A Crowning Achievement

When one of your favorite customers ask you to make a pair of crowns for their upcoming story book wedding, what else is there to do but enthusiastically agree? With a design in mind, several pieces of graph paper, and … Continue reading

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The best description I have heard of a rolling mill was an observation made by one of my students who, after watching me roll out a piece of metal exclaimed, “A pasta roller for metal! Cool!” Although it can have … Continue reading

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