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  • [] DISCOVER THE POWER OF JEWELRY CAD DREAM
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Remarkable Handcrafted English Tudor Collection !
    by Roger Dougherty
    Pictured below are two of a remarkable collection of handcrafted Tudor inspired necklaces. This was a great find for me and an honor to make these available to my customers at Silk and Sterling. The designer artist has borrowed the style of the Medieval Renaissance Era of English history in creating this fantastic collection. I am pleased that she has made them available to me to offer to our American clientele.  As yet I cannot offer them for sale, but....

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  • [] Rare Art Deco Pools of Light Necklace-- with Stars!
    by james l. sweaney cga fga. gg
    [caption id="attachment_6203" align="alignnone" width="580"] Striking Pools of Light Necklace[/caption] We acquired this highly unusual Art Deco Pools of Light necklace almost by accident. We recently purchased an estate of wonderful early 20th century jewelry items, mostly rings and pins. This piece and another interesting rock crystal necklace were included in the group. Since they had no gold content, we didn't think too much about them and paid only a nominal amount. The wonderful thing about the jewelry business is that we learn....

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  • [] Learning Painting in Vitreous Enamels.
    by hansmeevis
    This sanitized and cross posted from my main blog ___________________________________________   Oh my, the enameling that I am teaching myself did not go so well. I start with a cleaned up photoshopped image as the basics.   First firing. I am going to do a whole post on the transfer technique, which I am still learning and refining . It is a whole art in itself. Anyway, I decided to use a blue for the first design imprint, so that....

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  • [] #JewelryBizChat - First #WeeklyTopic - Bring Your Top 5 Productivity Tools!
    by Robyn Hawk
    OK - UPDATE!   We are a go for #JewelryBizChat -at this point we are looking at Tuesdays at 6pm (West Coast should have time to get home from work - East Coast will be able to get the babies tucked in and grab a glass of wine).  If you have never done a Twitter Chat - you can follow along and contribute in a few ways...      1. if you use Hoot Suite or one of the web based....

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  • [] oh poppy! the secret July sale
    by kim
    I decided that this month we are celebrating all July birthdays with 20% off and free shipping. Enter code 'ruby' in my July Sale section to get this discount. [you didn't hear this here, but the sale may extend for a few weeks due to a website glitch.]xo, kimPlease leave a comment, I would love to see what is on your mind.....

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  • [] Gemology 1: Diamond Grading. July 18-20, 2014
    by Revere Academy
    It's still not too late to register for our Diamond Grading class! There is no substitute for hands-on experience when learning about diamonds. Intended for designers, setters, store managers, buyers, sellers, jewelers, hobbyists and consumers, this class teaches you how to determine authenticity as well as to grade and handle diamonds with confidence. Through expert instruction you will learn to evaluate the cut, color, clarity, and carat weight of diamonds using loupes and gemological equipment. 18 hours $439 + $30 kit....

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  • [] Japanese Metal Carving with Patrick Hastings
    by Metalwerx
    Swords have been a lifelong obsession for Patrick Hastings. He made his first sword out of wood when he was a young boy growing up in a small California town. He made his first steel sword at the age of thirteen. Patrick indulged his passion in high school, where he was able to attend two metalworking classes a day. He often returned for night workshops to continue his projects. When he became more experienced at sword-making, he conducted scientific tests....

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