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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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Our Origin Story…How Moonkist Came to Be

Welcome to Moonkist My name is Gena Robinson, an admirer of beautiful things and a collector of hobbies. But metalworking…that is my true passion! I started cutting cabochons when I was 12 years old. Then, as a teen, I worked … 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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Inspiration

Art Smith wrote in the 1969 catalog of his one man exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft: “A piece of jewelry is in a sense an object that is not complete in itself. Jewelry is a ‘what is it?’ … 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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Mokume Gane Wedding Band

Mokume Gane Wedding Band

Final image of the band made in the last post!

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