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  • [] Platinum Pairings from Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) and Refinery29
    by Robyn Hawk
    Harry Kotlar Platinum Three Stone Engagement Ring With Radiant Cut Yellow Diamond Surrounded By Signature Harmonie Pave,Just in time for those of you who are planning a Holiday Proposal or just looking for that Fabulous piece for an event...Platinum Pairings,” a custom content series that highlights the unique qualities of platinum and its relevance to today’s style trends." The Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) has again partnered with Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and lifestyle website.  The partnership, which launched in 2013, speaks to millennial....

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  • [] Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair This Weekend!
    by Robyn Hawk
    $2.00 OFF Admission with this email THE CRYSTAL FAIR IS COMING SOONSubject: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal FairDate: November 29-30, 2014Location: Fort Mason Center, Building A2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan)San FranciscoHours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pmAdmission: $8 (good for both days) (under 12 free) and free parking.Info: (415) 383-7837; email jerry@crystalfair.com  website: www.crystalfair.comThe CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 35 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes: Nan Olsen’s Altar Space, Crystal Clan from Mt Shasta, Got Aura, Back Basics....

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  • [] 22nd St. Mineral & Fossil Show Promoter Building A Permanent Tucson Location
    by Robyn Hawk
    The 2015 show is going to soon be known for change and growth - it seems we are getting new announcements weekly, but none as big as the following from Lowell Carhart of Eons Expos...you are probably more familiar with him as the show promoter for the 22nd St. Mineral & Fossil Show as well as shows in New Jersey and Denver.We've been working behind the scenes for four years with a stellar team of architects, bankers, brokers, engineers, investors, lawyers, lenders,....

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  • [] Imaginative Captures with Andy Cooperman. April 27 - May 1, 2015
    by Revere Academy
    $1199 + $35 kit Get ready to expand your jewelry vocabulary and learn new ways to hold things together. Liberate your problem solver as you develop a whole new set of ways to capture and secure the components of jewelry. Your inspiring instructor will offer an approach for incorporating stones, enamel and found objects into your work. Learn the basic principles behind stone setting in order to create new, elegant, more fully integrated setting solutions. Techniques include cold connecting, caging,....

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  • [] Student Spotlight: America Cutter
    by Metalwerx
    Jeweler and perennial student America Cutter took her first class at Metalwerx in 2009.  At that point in her life, she had a young daughter, and had been making beaded and wire-wrapped jewelry for a few years.  (Beading and wire wrapping are, of course, widely viewed as the “gateway drugs” to a full-fledged passion for metalsmithing.)  After that class, she knew metalsmithing/jewelry making was what she wanted to do, but realized that she couldn’t fully take it on just then.....

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  • [] Jewelry Cad Designs. Jewelry Cad Dream software
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Dead End Rivets
    by hansmeevis
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  • [] Tips for Casting with Resins from 3D Printing
    by parisjc
    Casting with resins has created a whole new set of surface problems. Besides burnout problems, resin is porous and needs to be coated with something to ensure and smooth casting. Jewelers are using plastic spray paint and even mineral oil to accomplish this. Here at TIJT one of our students decided to try hair spray…and it worked perfectly! It seemed to be smoother than the paint (which can run if used to heavily) and did not attract nodules like the....

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  • [] We are Gearing up for #TucsonGemShow
    by CGM Findings
    Everyone's gearing up for the Holiday - we are still thinking about it - but even more so, we are gearing up for #TucsonGemShow. The rocks, the bling, the people, and everything under the sun fusing together to create "the Greatest Show on Earth." The odd finds, mineralogy, and the amazing artifacts are what makes it the yearly wonder it is. Now celebrating it's 41st year of the Holidome Gem Show and 61 years for the Tucson Jewelry Show. If....

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