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  • [] At #GIA Dreher Exhibition and Talk With Patrick Dreher
    by Robyn Hawk
    We recently spent an extraordinary evening at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)...You may have seen my announcement recently the Patrick Dreher from the Gem Carving Dynasty from Germany would be speaking at GIA! ...well we didn't hesitate!A Little HistoryThe undeniable Gem Carving capital of the world is Idar Oberstein and I think that many of us are aware of several of the Gem Artists and Styles that have come from that region.  Most have heard of the Munsteiner family and....

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  • [] Brass & Bronze in Theophilus - Understanding Medieval Copper Alloys
    by Jamie Hall
    Note: This article is based on Smith & Hawthorne's translation of On Divers Arts, and the references are written [Book-Chapter], so that [III-10] would be Book 3, Chapter 10. Hendrie's translation has also been consulted, but is not referenced directly, and care should be taken, as the chapter numbers are not quite the same! I recommend purchasing On Divers Arts; you can read a review here. Copper and it's alloys feature heavily in the archaeological record. Tools, weapons, jewellery and....

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  • [] #Gemshows MARCH 2015 - Gem & Mineral Shows - Retail & Wholesale
    by Robyn Hawk
    February 2015-March 201527-1—COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com28-1—JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show;....

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  • [] #TucsonGemShow The Varied World of the Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at the Hotel City Center
    by Robyn Hawk
    This is one of those shows that I recommend to people who have a limited amount of time in Tucson (the other is the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show at the Riverpark Inn).  Both of these shows have everything from Fossils to Finished Jewelry - at varied price points.With its lush green lawns and citrus trees with branches hanging heavy with fruit it is a relaxing sit around the pool that comes with prehistoric friends.So lets take a quick look:There....

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  • [] Student Spotlight: Chuck Tramontana
    by Metalwerx
    Chuck Tramontana is devoting serious studio time to silversmithing, gold granulation, and enameling, and feels he has only just begun.  Chuck retired in 2007 after a long and successful career mostly devoted to fine silver, beginning, after his graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art, as a designer with the Reed & Barton Silver Company.  From there he moved on to become the Assistant Design Director of the Gorham Silver Company, where he was eventually promoted to Director of Design....

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  • [] 2015 Antoinette Matlins “Hands-On” Gem and Jewelry Course
    by Robyn Hawk
    CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION2015 Antoinette Matlins Annual Seminar and “Hands-On” Gem and Jewelry Course for Jewelry Lovers, Collectors and ConnoisseursAre you thinking about making an important jewelry purchase?Do you wonder what you really have and want to know for sure?Have you ever wondered if it is a really good deal or are you being ripped off?Do you know the difference between natural, synthetic and lab-grown?Most stones are treated, enhanced or altered in some way—can you really tell?“What are they?” “What is their quality?”....

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  • [] Discover the power of Jewelry CAD Dream. Lesson 20th February 2015
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Published a book on Amazon Kindle.
    by Kavitha Balakrishnan
    A dream come true. Been thinking of publishing a book on jewellery for a long time. Finally, did it. The title is "How Terracotta (natural clay) jewellery is made in India". A few friends from Orchid too suggested that I publish a book. Thanks for all your support, especially Hanuman.....

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  • [] Introducing Prospector Amanda Adkins Anderson From The Weather Channel's "Prospectors"
    by Robyn Hawk
    Denver’s Own “Prospectors” Introducing Prospector Amanda Adkins AndersonThe Prospectors is self described as a television show that “ follows a rag-tag gang of miners searching for the rarest gems in the U.S. in order to strike it rich.”The show which airs on The Weather Channel is based in several locations in and around Denver,CO.  The Busse’s Mt. Antero claim; the Dorris Family’s claims in Lake George and Mt. Antero; the Aquamarine King Steve Brancato’s work on Mt. Antero; the many....

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