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  • [] #TucsonGemShow JCK Heats Up Under the Tucson Sun
    by Robyn Hawk
    from Press ReleaseJCK Heats Up Under the Tucson Sun Tucson, AZ (February 4, 2016) — JCK Tucson welcomed jewelry and gem lovers en masse to its oasis-like enclave at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa yesterday. In its third year, the show is boasting major improvements including a new look with new booth structures, lounges, and a signature coffee shop creating an environment that is both upscale and casual. The designer ballroom features inspired collections by brand names including: Todd....

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  • [] #ChineseNewYear This Year, Think Twice Before Making Changes, You Need To Outsmart the Monkey! .#YearoftheMonkey
    by Robyn Hawk
    Info via Chinese Fortune Calendar2016 is year of the Red Monkey . The Chinese name of 2016 in the Chinese Horoscope calendar is  . Chinese apply Five Elements (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) into the Chinese calendar.  is in the Fire group. The color of Fire is connected to Red.  is the calendar character corresponding to Monkey. Therefore, 2016 is the Red Fire Monkey year.2016 Chinese New Year day is on February 8, 2016. All Chinese Horoscope signs, Rat, Cow, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon,....

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  • [] #Gemshows #Retail & #Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows in February 2016
    by Robyn Hawk
    February 201629-14—MARANA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Miner's Cooperative , Mark Jacob's Sports Park; 6901 N. Casa Grande Highway; Daily 8:30 -5; Free Admission; Enjoy your day shopping in the Arizona Sunshine for all types of rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary supplies, direct from miners across the USA at the 3rd annual Marana Miner's Cooperative Rock Show. Mineral specimens from around the world See thousands of finished stones and gems ready for your next jewelry project. Finished jewelry pieces designed by artisans....

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  • [] Rhodium Plating Notes
    by broda
    I'm sure a lot of people have their own methods of what works best. Please share what works best for you and any additional notes to go along:   Electro Clean 120F  4 volts  2 minutes Rinse in Distilled Water Activator Room temperature no volt 30 seconds-2minutes Rinse in Distilled Water Rhodium Plate: 60F 4.5 volts 20 seconds or so, longest be a minute with multiple pieces Rinse in Distilled Water Steam and dry   I hear some people Rhodium plate....

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