Tag Archives: bench jewelry

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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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Today, with metal prices soaring, jewelry artisans can’t afford to ignore the scrap that they generate at the bench. By carefully fitting and measuring, jewelers try to create as little scrap as possible, but there is always something left over. The first option … Continue reading

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Reticulated Silver

One of my absolute favorite materials to work with is reticulated silver. This silver alloy is 80% fine silver and 20% copper, which gives it some unique properties. First, through a process called depletion gilding, you can create a layer … Continue reading

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