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  • [] Golden Celebrities and Golden Statues #OscarJewelry
    by Robyn Hawk
    Lupita Nyong'o layered on the Gold Jewelry from Fred LeightonCelebrities who wore gold jewelry to the 86th Academy Awards this year include:Amy Adams in Gold by Fred LeightonLUPITA NYONG'O* – Fred Leighton 18k yellow gold and diamond headband., 19th Century yellow gold and diamond coiled snake bracelet, 18k yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings​18k yellow gold Frog ring, 19th Century yellow gold, pearl and diamond ring, 19th Century yellow gold and opal ring, 1960's 18k gold, turquoise, and diamond ring.  AMY ADAMS* – Tiffany & Co. Blue Book....

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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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  • [] Titanium Feathers.
    by hansmeevis
    I wanted to experiment with making titanium feathers for my new project called Nest. At first I thought of making them out of silver or copper but the problem is that whether you like it or not, they will always tarnish. So I decided titanium, also because I like the blue that can be made iridescent , much like the Roller, Botswana’s national bird.   I rolled titanium down to 0.5 mm and cut it out with tin snips.  ....

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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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  • [] 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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