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  • [] GIA Alumni Events Add to Field Trip Offerings Following Int'l Mineralogical Association 2014
    by Robyn Hawk
    GIA to Host Workshop, Alumni Events Following IMA 2014Institute’s booth is 36-1, Sept. 1-5, in South AfricaFollowing the International Mineralogical Association’s (IMA 2014) 21st general meeting in Gauteng, South Africa, GIA will offer a gemology workshop taught by some of the world’s top researchers. On Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, GIA researchers Dr. James Shigley, distinguished research fellow; Dr. Wuyi Wang, director of research and development; Karen Smit, post-doctoral research associate; Christopher (Mike) Breeding, research scientist; and Dr. Ulrika d’Haenens-Johansson,....

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  • [] Creative Jewellery Design
    by Michael Wain
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  • [] Silver deity pooja - Varalakshmi Pooja
    by Kavitha Balakrishnan
    This is a very important pooja that we do, especially in South India. This pooja is exclusively done by women to the Lakshmi Goddess. This Goddess bestows good health and prosperity and all other good things on people who do this pooja. I personally love to do this pooja. It generally falls in August. In some houses they draw the Goddess face on the wall and do this pooja. This was done predominantly in the villages. Here in cities we....

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  • [] Mermaid Earrings at InArtStudio2
    by lianabennett
    My daughter Marjory, is now making and selling all my Mermaid Earrings in her store, InArtStudio2. Due to demand, I have asked my daughter to take over creating and selling all my earrings. With her energy and sparkling personality, Marjory is a natural at selling. She started selling during her high school years, gathering unwanted items and hosting yard sales at our house. Next, came her Ebay store experience. During this time, Marjory learned photography, and how to create listings.....

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  • [] LIVING THE JEWELRY CAD DREAM. THE NEW RELEASE 2014.
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] A Quick Introduction
    by mitchelandco
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  • [] A few jewelry design favorites we spotted
    by CGM Findings
    We love handmade and we also love good jewelry design. The amount of work out there is pretty vast. Good jewelry design and nice craftsmanship narrows it down quite a bit and speaks for itself. It's just like art - when you see it the craftsmanship and quality just really stands out at you. Almost or incompletely duplicated, a unique creation that stands it's own. We haven't written an article in a while, so for now we just thought we....

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  • [] Making Tools.
    by hansmeevis
    Cross posted and sanitized from my main blog. I made this nifty ring clamp for myself after I saw a similar clamp being used by a Russian master setter. I have got the proper GRS inside ring clam but it only expands from one side . I don’t like that much because it puts expanding pressure on only one side of the ring. And anyway, there is absolutely nothing I like more than making gizmo’s and tools. Components. The center....

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  • [] Pulse Arc Welding for Jewelers: The Revolution is Now!
    by Metalwerx
    There’s a micro-revolution happening in studios. It takes place one pulse at a time but can add up to big savings of time and money. Developments in pulse arc welding technology are giving jewelers an alternative to soldering that can ultimately free them to indulge in more creative pursuits. “We finally have something for the little guys,” says Sessin Durgham, technical support agent at Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. He has seen a boom in smaller, more affordable micro-Tungsten Inert Gas....

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  • [] happy August sale!
    by kim
    Just in case you haven't seen this august sale yet I thought I would remind you here. Use code 'peridot' to get 20% off any frost or an olive colored hue in the August Sale section of my website. happy august!xo, kimPlease leave a comment, I would love to see what is on your mind.....

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  • [] Amazonite and Silver Set
    by sheltech
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  • [] The Creative Process in Us All
    by james l. sweaney cga fga. gg
    The creative process is one of the things that makes us human. All of us have creative impulses and abilities. From the raw data of our senses and our life experiences, our minds build ideas based on thought, image, and emotion. We use these ideas in our daily life for such mundane things as everyday speech, signing our name, or making a sandwich. We express them more permanently through literature, art and music. At Mardon, we're privileged to participate in the ideas....

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  • [] August 2014 - Local Club Shows
    by Robyn Hawk
    August 20141-3—NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Orcutt Mineral Society; Nipomo High School; 525 N. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 60 indoor dealers, outdoor tailgaters; contact Wes Lingerfelt, PO Box 176, Nipomo, CA 93444, (805) 929-3788; e-mail: info@omsinc.org; Web site: www.omsinc.org1-3—PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Tim's Toyota Center; Glassford Hill and Florentine Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free; 50 dealers,....

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