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  • [] #LabGrownDiamonds Are We (As An Industry) Really THAT Afraid Of Them?
    by Robyn Hawk
    Have you seen the gorgeous new line of jewelry by award winning designer Reena Ahluwalia featuring Lab Grown Diamonds?Let me set the stage a little...in the world of bespoke jewelry Reena is the major diamond company's choice for a designer when they are looking for elegant luxury...so this lady is the diamond whisperer!Lets look at the CANOE Canadian Diamond Necklace by Reena Ahluwalia. 28.96 carats Canadian diamonds. 18K white gold. International winner - Canadian Diamonds Master Craftsman, Rio Tinto Diamonds....

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  • [] LIVING THE JEWELRY CAD DREAM.TYPING ON MY SMART PHONE AND THE VIRUS
    by Allan Straton
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  • [] Meet the Authors at the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show October 10,11, and 12
    by Robyn Hawk
    Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show being held in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA this coming October 10,11, and 12. Thank you to Denise, the new educational chairperson, who, with the assistance of John Marshall, has added a "Meet The Authors" event for the Portland Regional Rock and Gem Show. There will be 5-6 popular geology and earth science authors who will give daily presentations and be available to sign books.Stop by and introduce yourself. These authors will be available to answer your questions and share information. Attend....

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  • [] Transferring an Image to Metal.
    by hansmeevis
    Cross posted from my main blog.   I have to make an 18 kt enameled humming bird for Nest. This image sort of had all the elements of what I was wanting. OK, the tail is to short, the head to big and the body to slim, but that is easily correctable. The first thing I do is  to desaturate the image in photo shop. Not really necessary. Now I take some tracing paper and trace the image out and....

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  • [] How has jewellery design changed?
    by piable
    How has jewellery design changed over the last 20 years?  What are the main reasons? cheaper labour? micro setting? .......

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  • [] #GemShow - Meet the Authors at the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show October 10,11, and 12
    by Robyn Hawk
    "Meet The Authors" event brings 5-6 popular geology and earth science   authors giving daily presentations and signing books.Stop by and introduce yourself. These authors will be available to answer your questions and share information. Attend the author’s presentations that will be given every hour on the hour.Authors include:William N. Orr/Elizabeth L. Orr- Oregon Fossils, Geology of Oregon and other books.Garret Romaine-Gem Trails of Oregon, Gem Trails of Washington, Rockhounding Idaho, and other books.John Marshall-The “Other” Lake Superior Agate Agates      Tom T.H.Bohmker – Gold Panner’s Guide to....

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  • [] A Quick Introduction
    by mitchelandco
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  • [] Benitoite & Platinum Engagement Ring--Strictly Custom
    by james l. sweaney cga fga. gg
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  • [] Erica Moody, Alchemy 9.2.5 Scholarship winner
    by Metalwerx
    It didn’t take long for Erica Moody to make use of the techniques she learned in a recent Metalwerx workshop. As the recipient of a scholarship offered by the Belmont-based gallery, Alchemy 9.2.5, she was able to enroll in a class of her choice. She chose to participate in the 2014 Summer with the Masters series, selecting Pat Flynn’s “Precise Fabrication and Mechanisms” as a re-introduction to jewelry making. It had been thirty years since she’d taken a small-scale metal....

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  • [] Silver deity pooja - Varalakshmi Pooja
    by Kavitha Balakrishnan
    This is a very important pooja that we do, especially in South India. This pooja is exclusively done by women to the Lakshmi Goddess. This Goddess bestows good health and prosperity and all other good things on people who do this pooja. I personally love to do this pooja. It generally falls in August. In some houses they draw the Goddess face on the wall and do this pooja. This was done predominantly in the villages. Here in cities we....

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  • [] Mermaid Earrings at InArtStudio2
    by lianabennett
    My daughter Marjory, is now making and selling all my Mermaid Earrings in her store, InArtStudio2. Due to demand, I have asked my daughter to take over creating and selling all my earrings. With her energy and sparkling personality, Marjory is a natural at selling. She started selling during her high school years, gathering unwanted items and hosting yard sales at our house. Next, came her Ebay store experience. During this time, Marjory learned photography, and how to create listings.....

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  • [] A few jewelry design favorites we spotted
    by CGM Findings
    We love handmade and we also love good jewelry design. The amount of work out there is pretty vast. Good jewelry design and nice craftsmanship narrows it down quite a bit and speaks for itself. It's just like art - when you see it the craftsmanship and quality just really stands out at you. Almost or incompletely duplicated, a unique creation that stands it's own. We haven't written an article in a while, so for now we just thought we....

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