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  • [] Why I recommend that you hire or buy Jewelry Cad Dream
    by Allan Straton
    Hi my name is Allan Stratton and my Jewellery business was established in 1929 by my grandfather. Let me explain why I choose  Jewelry Cad Dream over all other Jewellery Cad programs currently on the market. With Jewelry Cad Dream, as you create the items file,  a history is created down the left hand side of the screen. This history is a file that is a detailed account or map of how the pattern or item was constructed. At any....

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  • [] Sotheby’s New York Auction of MAGNIFICENT JEWELS - April 29th
    by Robyn Hawk
    Sotheby’s New York Auction ofMAGNIFICENT JEWELSFeaturing Singular Colored Gemstones&Jewels from the Estate of Eydie Gorme:American Entertainment IconNEW YORK, 29 APRIL 2014Sotheby’s annual spring auction of Magnificent Jewels in New York will be held on 29 April 2014. The auction will offer more than 450 lots at a wide range of estimates, together expected to achieve more than $37 million*. Highlights from the sale have traveled to three continents this spring, and will return to New York for exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries beginning....

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  • [] Terry Kovalcik: Dimensional Painting with Metal Clay
    by Metalwerx
    More than two decades into a successful career as a visual artist, Terry Kovalcik experimented with precious metal clay. The fork in the road became a two-lane highway when he developed a slip painting technique that has gained him recognition the world over. He first heard about PMC from his wife in 1999. Within a year he was certified by the PMC Guild after completing an intense, three-day course in which one must demonstrate expertise in a variety of fabrication....

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  • [] Cool Azure Tool.
    by hansmeevis
      Firstly, thanks to Marko for giving us a heads-up for the Azure tool. It goes without say that everyone who is an active member of Orchid is by default a tool junkie. I am no different, and when I saw the tool displayed in the video here, I literally stopped everything and made myself one.   I used 5mm square steel that one buys at the hardware store. In fact everything for this tool is easily available at the....

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  • [] Creating amazing gold objects through Science
    by CGM Findings
    It might be a little hard to wear around your neck, and one of the craziest gold objects, but to help raise awareness for Science World's current Treasures exhibit, they produced this billboard made out of real 22 karat gold to communicate the fact that only 2 oz. of gold can cover 200 sq. ft -- which also happens to be the size of this billboard. They actually did it in 2010 to promote their treasures exhibit to prove just....

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  • [] #TucsonGemShow - Jeffrey Bergman Brings a Rare Treat To Tucson, Burmese Trapiche Sapphire
    by Robyn Hawk
    Jeffrey Bergman has been collecting trapiche sapphires for over a decade and has assembled the largest collection known, rivaling the quality of pieces in the finest museum collections.While the vast majority of trapiche sapphires are either opaque blackish blue with gray spokes or translucent dark gray on light gray, very occasionally, he would acquire a translucent gemmy vivid blue on snow white trapiche sapphire.  The collection  on display at the Gem & Jewelry Exchange (GJX) in Tucson this year was made up of  is....

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  • [] #OCBS Orange County Bead Society Presents Their 20th Annual Art of Adorning
    by Robyn Hawk
    This year marks the 20th Annual Art of Adorning. It’s a huge sale in the outdoor courtyard, all day long, and its free to browse. The proceeds help support the Bowers, as the Bead Society of OC is an affiliate council of the Bowers. Details are below, help us spread the word about this event.....

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  • [] my style in sea foam, marigold and smoke
    by kim
    After seeing a bunch of braided hairstyles online I decided to try one out on my long locks. As a girls who always had french braids in my hair, I thought this would be easier, but was I ever wrong. Good thing I have some awesome crafty friends who make hairpins to hide my mistakes.  I complimented [or hid] one side of my messy ends with this lovely hairpin by Jen of the littlest bean. It was the perfect match....

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  • [] Antique Yogo Sapphire Pin
    by james l. sweaney cga fga. gg
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580"] Antique Yogo Sapphire & Diamond Pin[/caption] A client inherited this gorgeous antique Yogo Sapphire pin and asked us to appraise it. Sapphires were known to occur in several areas of western Montana as early as 1865. For the most part, these deposits produced only moderately good sapphires. The discovery of sapphires in Yogo Creek was different. In 1895, famed gemologist G.F. Kunz, working for Tiffany's of New York, labeled them "the finest precious gemstones ever found in....

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  • [] Mój pierwszy pierścionek z kamieniem| My first ring with a stone
    by TW
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  • [] Innovative Bezels with Alison Antelman
    by Revere Academy
    April 26-27, 2014, at Revere Academy Here is a chance to learn how to design and create a unique linked bracelet using unusual components, one-of-a-kind stones, and a variety of connections. First, create a paper model in which you work out the design and technical details. Then, learn how to fabricate bezel settings for unusually shaped stones. Follow step-by-step procedures for making hinges for irregular shapes. Students are guided through the process of fabricating and assembling a bracelet to take....

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