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Modern silver goes black, old silver stays white by Chilla
Hi Guys, I thought I float this for your thoughts. My friend has a 10th Century Viking ring... the real deal, not a replica. After 10 centuries it's just starting to take on yellow hue. I see modern silver rings that simply go black within a relatively short time.
February 22nd 10 05:04 AM
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how to dispose of 22k testing solution? by stacy c
I have a little 22k testing solution in a dish because I was told that it was a suitable silver etchant. (It actually did not etch my silver, but perhaps I did not leave it in long enough or my image was too thin.) In any case, I need to dispose of it because it can't go back into the little...
January 15th 10 03:23 AM
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My new website with free jewelry making tutorials by 1 Lucky Texan
On Jan 11, 12:45 am, Janet_of_all_trades wrote: On Jan 7, 8:53 pm, 1 Lucky Texan wrote: On Jan 6, 9:57pm, Abrasha wrote: 1 Lucky Texan wrote: On Jan 2, 12:45 am, Janet_of_all_trades...
January 12th 10 07:35 PM
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Traditional methods of diamond identification:- by Ted Frater
William Black wrote: Abrasha wrote: Dude, it's time you educate yourself and stop with your inane ramblings, and feigned interest in a variety of subjects. He's operating in India, an environment where the only formal training available is in jewellery design, and the...
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January 12th 10 02:39 PM
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Curious about Jade appraisal by [email protected]
Recently visited China (Canton, or Guangzhou) and got pressured into buying two jade bangles. The short story is that I wanted to buy some Jade, and wanted the two bangles to be cut from the same stone; one for me and one for a certain other person. I am somewhat naive and expected US prices of...
January 12th 10 02:37 PM
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Traditional hand drill by Zoot
I am interested in using traditional hand tools for jewelry fabrication. I understand there are several types of hand drills; spiral drill, hand crank drill, and the kind that uses a stick and rope. I have a Dremel and don't want to spend on a flex shaft yet. What is the best bet for a...
December 10th 09 02:18 AM
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Jade Appraisal by chris mckinnell
I was in rural China in 1988, had time to visit a Jade factory. Was advised they only worked in high quality "Burma" Jade. After the visit I was able to obtain a few pieces that I have enjoyed these many years. I am now looking to down size and want to sell in a market where the uniqueness and...
December 8th 09 07:39 PM
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[ADVERT] Networking site for Gems & Jewelry Professionals by 99Carat
www.99carat.com Hello, Are you in the Gems & Jewelry Business? Well then this is the place for you!!! We are pleased to announce soft opening of 99Carat.com, a networking site for the Gem and Jewelry professionals.
November 29th 09 11:07 PM
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Synthetic Coral by Reets
Hi! Can anyone please let me know what is the color fastness of the synthetic coral gemstone? Any additional information will be greatly appreciated.
October 30th 09 03:50 PM
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'Spectacular' new diamond found by Neil[_2_]
No doubt this is old news to some but I've only come across it. In light of the recent discussions regarding diamonds this link may be of interest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8280788.stm -- Neil
October 27th 09 11:33 PM
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What tools please? by Jeremy Pinwhistle
Hi, Could someone advise me on what type of tools/kit I need to buy for shaping small pieces of stone please? The material is really soft - it can be scratched with a point of a nail, and can be cut with an ordinary hacksaw/ drill. What I would like is to make small (around 1cm to 3cm) figurines...
October 18th 09 12:43 AM
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Beaded Halloween Jack-o-lantern Charm with tutorial! by beadangel
I just finished another Halloween charm, it's a 3D Halloween Pumpkin Face basket charm. I made it with orange and black glass seed beads using the right angle and triangle weave technique. Here's the free tutorial to share at: http://beadjewelrymaking.com/2009/project/october.html You can make...
October 16th 09 03:34 AM
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MOVADO Wris****ch ... Real or Fake? by Scott[_5_]
Hello! I recently purchased a "Movado" wris****ch for a very modest price at an estate sale, and I was wondering if there are any telltale ways to distinguish an authentic Movado watch from a potential knock-off piece from a New York City street vendor. In particular, the men's watch I have...
October 13th 09 06:36 PM
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Traditional methods of diamond identification:- by Ganesh
On Sep 28, 3:50 pm, Peter W. Rowe wrote: So, one should rather go with comments from people like "Peter W. Rowe" and others on this. Thanks. But better, educate yourself. Take courses in gemology, or do your reading NOT in the old traditional...
September 30th 09 03:22 AM
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A new American citizen by Abrasha
Yesterday I became an American citizen. http://gallery.me.com/abrasha#100346 -- Abrasha http://www.abrasha.com
September 27th 09 02:41 AM
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meco midget vs little torch for silver fabrication by CM Fox
It's nice to see this board again. I use to post here a few years ago, but drifted away when I moved. I have searched the archives but have some specific questions comparing the Meco Midget & the Little Torch, and how they will work with a wide range of silver fabrication projects. I currently...
September 22nd 09 01:13 AM
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moderator's notice: temporary "vacation" by Peter W. Rowe[_2_]
HI folks. the group's moderation services will be unavailable until late Sunday, so messages you post between now and then, will be delayed. I hope you understand. Peter Rowe moderator rec.crafts.jewelry
September 17th 09 03:49 PM
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Newbie question by SteveB[_7_]
I'm helping a partially blind friend. He has some small pieces of polished Brazilian quartz he wants to drill a hole into. I have found several suppliers on line that will sell 1/16" and 1/8" diamond bits for reasonable prices, around $15 per. Slightly less when bought in threes. Is this...
September 15th 09 03:46 AM
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Ratna Pariksha by Ganesh
I am doing a small research on Ratna Pariksha, I have started this article on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratna_Pariksha and am also going to add "unreferenced" details to my blog. If anyone comes across any information on this ancient treatise please let me know the details.
September 9th 09 10:35 PM
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manufacturers stamp "STAR" by sunny
I have earrings that are stamped with the letters STAR but can't find any information about this manufacturer.. any suggestions ??
September 3rd 09 06:24 AM
by Peter W. Rowe[_2_] Go to last post
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