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Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: what can be used to reglue a pear?, acetone nail polish remover, nail polish remover
acetone nail polish remover, nail polish remover, thin object: The pearl should be secure on the post PRIOR to gluing it down.....here is how to do it: With a pair of FLAT pliers, Gently squeeze and flatten the post almost flat. Now try the attaching the pearl onto the post WITHOUT any glue....it should fit much tighter...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Valuation of very large gray sapphire, glenn innes, emery stone
glenn innes, emery stone, high tensile steel: It could be anything. Star material can be Quartz, Sapphire, sometimes confused with Moonstone (Feldspar). You did well. He should be able to test the stone for you. Good Luck!! Let me know what it is when you find out. Email me back. Thanks for writting...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Value of a bracelet, milor, italian jewelry
milor, italian jewelry, gram weight: Hello Gemma and thank you for your inquiry. Your bracelet sounds like a very popular style that is being made mostly in Italy in sterling. Some of them have actual karat gold and bronze accents, but most are gold over silver. 925 is the standard marking meaning...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Value/identifying bracelet, aztec symbols, 2 birds
aztec symbols, 2 birds, tourist trade: G day Cindee and many thanks for your query If you ve even been over the border you will have seen thousands of similar items all made for the tourist trade. They are not expensive and most carry the Mexico stamp. Silver means it is general goods,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Van Dell and FB Stamped Jewelry, delicate florals, garnet stone
delicate florals, garnet stone, van dell: Thank you for your inquiry. Van Dell Corp was located in Providence RI c. 1939 and produced many sterling, gold filled and vermeil pieces. Many of them were pendant/brooch combinations and could be used either way. Delicate florals were very popular with rhinestones...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELRY, costume jewelry designers, vintage costume jewelry
costume jewelry designers, vintage costume jewelry, aurora borealis: Thank you for your inquiry. You have a vast resource in the internet for researching jewelry. Use your search engine in your browser to check for names and marks. The below site has an alphabetical listing of costume jewelry designers that is very thorough...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Victorian Jewelry, jewelry auction, victorian jewelry
jewelry auction, victorian jewelry, eileen daly: G day Eileen and many thanks for your query, and Peace be with you too ;o) Firstly let me say it is not an option sending me photos, as that would be unethical and in some places illegal for me to comment on just a photo. Sorry... However something strange...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage/Antique/Old jewlery, c jeanenne bell, vintage jewelry
c jeanenne bell, vintage jewelry, designer names: The AB is probably the manufacture/designer name/logo. Sterling is always .925 parts silver. No specific circa for .925. Silver marked .830 is probably European, Italy or possibly Mexican. Dating vintage jewelry is sometimes difficult if there are no markings...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage art deco wedding set, blue bonnet, chamber of commerce in chicago
blue bonnet, chamber of commerce in chicago, fabpage: The company name is listed in the B section of the Trademark resource of the resource database on my site. Below is the url. You can just copy and paste it into your browser address field. The trademark database is dated 1934. http://jarrett.fabpage.com/OJBMAIN.ht...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage cameo, cameo brooch, shell cameos
cameo brooch, shell cameos, thin metal: Thank you for your inquiry. I have not been able to identify the mark you mention U.V. Are there any numbers on the back ? 800 or 925 indicate silver and sterling. The clasp you describe is an older clasp c. 1900. Shell cameos set in silver were popular during...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Emmons Jewelry, emmons jewelry, aurora borealis
emmons jewelry, aurora borealis, sarah coventry: Thank you for your inquiry. You are right in your research that Emmons was a predecessor to Sarah Coventry. Their quality in jewelry carried over to SC eventhough the name changed. Though not as plentiful as Sarah Coventry, Emmons jewelry is still frequently...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage engagement ring, independent appraiser, box style
independent appraiser, box style, karat gold: Hi Amy, Thanks for writing. It s actualy 14KP which means 14 Karat Plumb. - Exactly fourteen Karat Gold. The Plate or square which cradles the diamond is called an Illusion Plate or Box style top. These are sometimes used to make the diamond appear larger...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Gold and Opal Dragon ring, dragon ring, jewelry hallmarks
dragon ring, jewelry hallmarks, two dragons: The 15 is not the Karat of the gold. I think the HB 15 is the complete hallmark from the manufacture. The trouble with these hallmarks is that there are way too many of them and they are not all recorded with a central office such as copyrights and trademarks....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage jade and 14k set, commodity values, costume jewelry
commodity values, costume jewelry, fine jewelry: G day Lynn and many thanks for your query. Please don t call me Mr Foard or Sir as they both refer to my Father. My name is David ;-) Firstly I would have to suggest you take it to your local FRIENDLY jeweler/ appraiser and have them take a look at...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Mens Gold Panther Ring, panther ring, hallm
panther ring, hallm, masons: G day Tami and many thanks for your query Sounds like a very interesting College ring or regiment item. Maybe a Masons design or Simply something your uncle really liked. The Panther has been a popular design for a very long time. The hallmark (AB)...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage Ring?, silver jewelery, elliptical shape
silver jewelery, elliptical shape, jewelry rings: Martina, CZ stones were first on the market to the public in the early 1970 s. I remember selling the first one to a customer likely in the late 70 s and it was going for about $60 per carat. The same stone today would cost only a few dollars. Amazing difference...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Vintage ring markings, british hallmarks, jewelry appraisals
british hallmarks, jewelry appraisals, quality stamp: G day Tracy and many thanks for your query. The jewelry has classic UK (British) Hallmarks where the first letters are the Maker s Mark. The Crown is the quality stamp to prove it is what it is stamped. In this case 18ct gold. The side anchor is the assay...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value of amber, haneline, e mail
haneline, e mail, critters: HI SUSAN, YOUR AMBER SOUNDS INTRIGUING. THERE IS NO WAY I COULD GIVE YOU AN ACCURATE GUESS AS TO THE VALUE. I WOULD HAVE TO EXAMINE IT AND TEST IT. AMBER CAN RANGE IN VALUE FROM EXTREMELY VALUABLE TO ALMOST WORTHLESS. THE SIZE OF THIS PIECE ALONE WOULD...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value of antique lapel pin, jewelry appraisers, upper wings
jewelry appraisers, upper wings, wing span: Hello Russell and thank you for your inquiry. Your pin sounds interesting and I imagine there are collectors for this type of item. I do not do appraisals but can suggest that you check one of the online appraisal services that work from a photograph. There...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value of necklace, black pearl necklace, orange beads
black pearl necklace, orange beads, genuine pearls: Hello Sandy - My original answer was on 11/16. The pearls could be genuine, but to be sure you really need to get a professional evaluation either by an estate jewelry appraiser or gemologist. Another way to tell if they are genuine is to rub a pearl against...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: value, blue lapis, jade tiger
blue lapis, jade tiger, tiger eye: Hello Ross, i only deal with Blue Lapis..what you have to understand ..is that the price for each stone is totally dependant on the quality ..for example deep blue lapis with no inclusions ..is the most expensive ..so if you want to compare these stones ,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: various gemstones, apprasials, gemologist
apprasials, gemologist, gemstones: Hello Karol and thank you for your inquiry. Most appraisal sites will charge a fee for their information. You might check with a local gemologist to see if their fees differ since you only want stone identification and not full appraisal. Might be worth it...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: We've found a ring I love, but it's not platinum, bezel setting, man made diamond
bezel setting, man made diamond, total carat weight: Thanks for the question, Ali. This is real to life in the jewelry world and it is difficult sometimes for the consumer with little knowledge of the business and what is and what simply is not. First of all, 14k white gold is durable. Sure, platinum...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: verify marks on bangle, belden jewelers, kay jewelers
belden jewelers, kay jewelers, gold bangle: It sounds like it might be a Kay Jewelers or Belden Jewelers piece. I m sorry I would need to see the ring to give you more information on it. A.DeMello Gemological Laboratory 60 State Street Boston, MA 02109 http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: victorian gold brooch, jewelry appraisals, 24 carat
jewelry appraisals, 24 carat, carat gold: G day Natasha and many thanks for your query. I not sure what you are asking me here. But I ll assume you want to know about the Hallmarks? The 9 followed by the 375 are the International stamps for 9 carat gold with the 375 being the decimal stamp for...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage bracelet, european jewelry, local library
european jewelry, local library, moro: Hello Cindy and thank you for your inquiry. Your bracelet sounds lovely. The GA is most likely the designer or manufacturer. I was unable to find that trademark in my resources but there is a book on the market or perhaps in your local library by Ginger Moro...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage Chanel jewelry, chanel earrings, chanel jewelry
chanel earrings, chanel jewelry, ebay: Hello Ann, In all honesty I do not know what the numbers mean but my guess is that they are identity numbers for for the different models they produce. Your best bet would be to contact Chanel directly via their website, www.chanel.com and ask them if they...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage costume(?) ring, three diamonds, costume ring
three diamonds, costume ring, spectacular settings: Thank you for your inquiry. Did your jeweler indicate what type of metal the ring is made of - silver or gold - or were there any markings inside the ring besides the initials NEML ? I have not been able to locate a manufacturer or designer with these initials....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage diamond ring, british hallmarks, heart shape
british hallmarks, heart shape, victorian design: G day Katie and many thanks for your query You are right in saying the marks are not UK (British) Hallmarks and that is confirmed by the 14k (for karat) as opposed to 14ct (for carat - the british way). This suggests the item was made in The United States...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage? engagement ring, carat diamond, diamond shape
carat diamond, diamond shape, parantheses: The PT 900 means 90% platinum to 10% iridium. The other mark is a makers mark that I am not familliar with Sorry Thats all I can tell you. Sincerely, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory http://www.jewelryappraiser.inf...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage ladies cocktail watch, leaf pattern, watchmakers
leaf pattern, watchmakers, watchmaker: Hello Marianne and thank you for your inquiry. I have not been able to locate a watchmaker in my resources with the name Stanely. You might try the library for a list of watchmakers in the United States. My resources are limited to mostly jewelry items. I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage platinum/diamond ring, platinum diamond, uncas
platinum diamond, uncas, browser address: Hello Guyna and thank you for your inquiry. Your ring is by Uncas Mfg. Co. and you can find out more information at the below link: Just copy and paste it into your browser address field and hit enter ! http://www.illusionjewels.com/costumejewelrymarksu.html...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: vintage wedding band, gold quality, traveling trunk
gold quality, traveling trunk, laronda: G day LaRonda and many thanks for your query It s unusual to find an item stamped Solid Gold as usually they are stamped with the gold quality, such as 14k or 18ct or similar. I would suggest you take it to your local FRIENDLY jeweler and have them take...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: "I" vs. "H" quality diamonds, carat weight, weight diamond
carat weight, weight diamond, quality diamonds: THE LETTER GRADES USED ARE COLOR GRADES FROM THE GIA COLOR SCALE. IT IS ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR C S OF EVALUATING A DIMAOND. THE OTHER THREE ARE CLARITY, CUT AND CARAT WEIGHT. DIAMOND GRADING IN GENERAL IS A BIT SUBJECTIVE BUT ON THE WHOLE IT IS PRETTY OBJECTIVE....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Watch, gold dots, jewelry appraiser
gold dots, jewelry appraiser, insurance values: Thank you for your inquiry. Usually for insurance values, a written appraisal of the item is required. I would suggest that you check with a local estate jewelry appraiser about providing you with this item. You can also check with the below online appraisal...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Watches?, antique watches, accurate appraisal
antique watches, accurate appraisal, google: I do appraisals... You can go to my web site and send me an e mail with the photos. That is worth a to me. Also look at the back and tell me what is stamped on the back of the watches and the brand etc...just google blacys or my name and go to the contact...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Ways to tell if a ruff diamond is real, moshe levy, diamond tester
moshe levy, diamond tester, rough diamond: Hi There, Weighing it will give you nothing because you can not measure the stone accurate enough to tell if the stone is a diamond or not. A diamond tester is a posibility but since the rough has a shell it might not be 100 percent accurate. Unfotunately,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wedding Band, private jeweler, nick dear
private jeweler, nick dear, jewelry store: Dear Nick, I do not recognize WX - there are literally thousands of stamps in use. But any finish that was on your band can be replicated by a skilled jeweler. Go to a private jeweler - not a mall store. Make sure they do their own work. Almost all worn...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wedding ring resizing, ring resizing, piece of gold
ring resizing, piece of gold, wedding band: if there are NO stones in the band you could have the ring stretched on a special machine which a jeweler who has a shop on premise will have....or if it has to be sized more than one size up you they will cut the back of the band and add a piece of gold to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wedding set, engagment ring, wedding band
engagment ring, wedding band, magnification: Hello Wendy and thank you for your inquiry. Many companies that made wedding sets customized their products with safety or comfort wear mechanisms. Is their a manufacturere name or hallmark inside the ring ? If so, you might try to contact them for information....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wedding set, arrow head, best bet
arrow head, best bet, permanent connection: Hi Wendy. Thanks for the question and the photos. Yes the photos made it to me just fine. The html code worked and got me a good link to the image. I am quite familiar with this old style design with the “slide-in slide-out” little arrow looking...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: West German pendant, western germany, west german
western germany, west german, west germany: Hello Anita and thank you for your inquiry. I am not familar with this mark on West Germany jewelry. I doubt it indicates a fake piece but possibly a manufacturer error in the marking process. I ll do some additional checking and if I find out anything, I...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: WHITE GOLD?, thomas august, pink gold
thomas august, pink gold, true colors: Madeleine, thanks for this question. I am glad you found the allexperts site. If the ring is old, the actual metal may be rose gold, and alloy of gold using more copper in the mix. Rose gold or sometimes called pink gold has a pinker cast to the color....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold, metal refiners, gold engagement ring
metal refiners, gold engagement ring, gold alloy: Dear Ron, First, I believe you may relax a little on the thought of being part of a fraud. You will see why I say this a few lines down this answer. Before going further, do you know if the ring was buffed at the same store where purchased? Was the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold, manufacturing jewelers, peace and happiness
manufacturing jewelers, peace and happiness, gold content: Dear Michelle, I have searched the MJSA(Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America) website under manufacturers and do not find a company with the initials FDC. Why did I look for the name of a maker? You see, the mark you describe is most...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold, necklass, white gold
necklass, white gold, red glow: Hello Tommy, when you put the piece of your neckalce to heat it acts the same as any metal and absorbs the heat acheiving a red glow. The black that occurs after the heat has cooled is oxidisation. The metal reacts with the oxygeon in the air to produce...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold, platinum product, gold gold
platinum product, gold gold, white gold: White gold is the lightest color of gold. It is carated the same as yellow gold. Gold is specially alloided to be whiter in color. The finished product is usually Rhodium plated which is a platinum product. Rhodium is a very white and hard metal. Nickle...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold and platinum, platinum engagement ring, gold wedding band
platinum engagement ring, gold wedding band, gold wedding ring: Hello Nick, The answer to your question is yes, it is possible to re-polish your wedding ring from time to time to maintain the colour. However do be careful over time, the platinum engagement ring will wear out the white gold after years of service. do...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold Rings, reputable store, dear jane
reputable store, dear jane, gold ring: Dear Jane, There are a lot of answers - and questions - here. First of all is your ring and the ring your son bought of the same gold karatage i.e. 14 karat? 18 karat (vs. 14) will show yellow faster and more prominently. What does your son DO with the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold ring stamp, gemstone appraisals, pink sapphires
gemstone appraisals, pink sapphires, gold quality: G day Natalie and many thanks for your query The first thing you should remember is there is NO world registry of Hallmarks and other countries do NOT have to comply with British, European or American Standards anyway. This means basically that anyone...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Gold, gold engagement ring, platinum metal
gold engagement ring, platinum metal, quality ring: Hello Ron, there are several reasons for your daughters ring to change appearance, but to help you decide what to do, you must first understand what is White Gold . Quite simply the colour of gold can be changed by utilising the alloying metals added when...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold allergy, short term solutions, gold content
short term solutions, gold content, newlywed: Bobbie- Check the bottom top section of the ring, does it have a cavity where water and other elements can sit and react with her finger? If the ring is not solid under the top inside section this may be a problem.....if she is just allergic to the nickel...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold - can amateur tell if a piece is made of one?, stainless steel jewelry, nickel silver
stainless steel jewelry, nickel silver, platinum jewelry: Dear Wojtek, Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, there is not a simple at home test to tell the difference between white gold and silver. The tarnishing of silver when put a brown paper bag with some rubber bands for a while is a possibility: Tarnish...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold band distortion, little ridges, pool water
little ridges, pool water, gold band: The answer. _____________________________________________ Thanks for the follow-up. I am not certain if this is a question or you kind comments. Either way, I will say a few more things about the ring situation. As for comments, generally those are made...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold and chlorine, household bleach, gold section
household bleach, gold section, antique jewelry: G day Nicole and many thanks for your query You are not going to know until you have the ring tested. But saying that - the likelihood of a gold ring having a silver setting is very remote. They used to do it in antique jewelry - but not today. Swimming...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold and diamonds, gold and diamonds, gold section
gold and diamonds, gold section, gold head: Without actually seeing your ring it would be a strong educated guess that the white gold you are referring to is the head where the diamond is set, is that correct? usually all diamonds are set in white gold settings unless the ring is cast as one piece...in...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold ? Platinum?, carat weight, jewelry makers
carat weight, jewelry makers, gold platinum: Julia, first of all I really appreciate you reading and noticing that I don t try to identify trademarks. Most questioners do not see that note and ask anyway! Thanks. The earrings are most likely white gold, since the legal mark for 14 karat gold is...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White-gold turned black in chlorine water, power buff, chlorine water
power buff, chlorine water, white metals: Dear Goobie, Chlorine is the bane of white gold, not only sometimes discoloring the metal but also affecting the integrity of the metal. Generally, the discoloration may be buffed away. A jeweler is the best to do this work using power buff machines...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold turning yellow gold???, gold question, household bleaches
gold question, household bleaches, answer tomorrow: Linda, I have to follow-up to your comments or the allexperts drone machine thinks I have left a question unanswered and sends me unwanted mail to get with it . : ) I would be sure the store is using Rhodium. Also, since rhodium is often used by ladies...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold v. platinum, carat golds, jewelry appraisals
carat golds, jewelry appraisals, platinum color: G day Brenda and many thanks for your query. In the precious metals, silver is the cheapest followed by gold and then Platinum. As of today, PURE gold is US$739.40 per ounce while Platinum is US$1365 per ounce. ALMOST DOUBLE. So if you can afford...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White gold, gold engagement ring, nickel content
gold engagement ring, nickel content, white gold: Hi, Lois, Thanks for this question. Let s get right to it! Lois, I see absolutely no reason one alloy of white gold and another should “react” if in contact. This seems to be an urban legend of some sort, likely brought about by misconceptions about...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: White Sapphires, white sapphires, finished stone
white sapphires, finished stone, cut and polish: Hi Ron, White sapphires can be quite inexpensive from 5.00 to 20.00 per carat. It does not matter where it comes from. The larger the finished stone the higher the price. The quality of cut and polish would determine the value. The brighter the stone...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wholesale, loose diamonds, rapaport
loose diamonds, rapaport, retail stores: Hi Mick, Part one I will get back to you on. I will ask some of my clients what they pay. Part two I would say having what they need when they need it. As well as be a good price. Fast service, and make sure your stones are graded fairly and sold...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wholesale, rappnet, loose diamonds
rappnet, loose diamonds, thanks in advance: The questions you are asking are privileged. You need a substantial amount of money to do anything in the industry 10 million could start you. Buy rough and have it cut, then sell in on line. Carat and under are slow currently, Journey diamond is helping...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: William Scully pin, william scully, uniform insignia
william scully, uniform insignia, montreal canada: Hello Again Helen ! I have a lead you may find useful. There is a company in Montreal, Canada called William Scully, Ltée. It has been a manufacturer of military and uniform insignia and accoutrements since 1877. Most of the uniform badges for the Canadian...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Window in Tanzanite, loose gems, barbra
loose gems, barbra, voltaire: Windows (or areas in a gem where light travels directly through, so you can clearly see what is behind it) are indications of poor cutting. A gem with windows is not as valuable as a stone that is properly cut where the majority of light that enters the stone...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Windows In Cut Gemstones, reflection and refraction, gem materials
reflection and refraction, gem materials, colored stones: Hi Joseph, The term window used in the context of colored stones and even diamonds refers to a flaw in the cut of the stone. All crystals of gem materials have a refractive index which is how the stone bends light for reflection and refraction. If the...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Windscreen repair for australian opals, best regard, optical qualities
best regard, optical qualities, rio grande: Hello Mona, yes windscreen repair kits have a special property that makes the fracture almost dissapear . Like Opticon you can buy in USA , it is a fracture sealer that has the correct optical qualities to seem invisible. Most windscreen repair fluid (glue)...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Work for lab, independent jewelry stores, passions
independent jewelry stores, passions, fga: Hello again! Yes I know people that work for labs and they LOVE it. Not only is the work interesting, but they are surrounded with people that have their same interests and passions. It s a constant learning environment. I wish I could work with the GIA....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Wristwatch, watch collectors, french origin
watch collectors, french origin, watch case: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, I do not have this company in my resource. However, the Argent Dore usually means French origin. If you like the watch, try taking it to your local jeweler to see if he can match it with a band for wearing. There...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: WWI ring, sweetheart jewelry, sentimental jewelry
sweetheart jewelry, sentimental jewelry, kind thanks: Hello Lee and thank you for your inquiry. Sweetheart jewelry was very popular during WWI and WWII as well as other conflicts. Usually given by a soldier to his sweetheart or wife. It took all forms from pins to rings usually with some kind of insignia and,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: I want to melt my tennis braclet and to get the 69 diamonds out, tennis braclet, gas torch
tennis braclet, gas torch, oxygen gas: Hello, Hope. Thanks for contacting me. As for melting the gold to remove the diamonds, that is not the way to do it. It sounds reasonable at first but is not. Why? Some of the diamonds may be burned or given a frosty look. The next reason is gold melts...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: watches, ebay internet auction, elgin watch
ebay internet auction, elgin watch, jewelry appraiser: Thank you for your inquiry. On The Elgin watch I suggest reading the following page: http://elginwatches.org/help/serial_number_info.html The Waltham serial number indicates it was made in 1928-1929. Values would depend on the market for that particular...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wax weight to gold weight, casting weight, weight converter
casting weight, weight converter, gold weight: Hello Hugh, for some reason my emails are playing up - I thought I had already answered your question. Anyway, the following link might be of more help to you it s a casting weight converter put out by Shareware, it should solve your problem and any future...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding band, bench jeweler, mark bond
bench jeweler, mark bond, metal quality: Beth, without the band in my hands this is a difficult one to answer. I have to suppose a few things along the way. Fair enough? Generally the term bonded is used to marked gold plated items. This is not an official recognized term in USA federal...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding band, jewelry appraisals, hexagonal shape
jewelry appraisals, hexagonal shape, oval shape: G day Natalie and many thanks for your query. On face value it looks like a British Hallmark, but as I don t know where you live or where your Grandmother got this ring in the first place, I am working a little bit in the dark here - especially as I can...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding ring, eternity band, carrat
eternity band, carrat, demello: Maria, The 2951 is only a stocking number. See a gemologist to do this. The Insurance company needs a signed appraisal in most cases to start your insurance. Let the Gemologist test it for metal type. Thanks for writing, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) A.DeMello...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding ring fake?, error situation, gold plating
error situation, gold plating, cosmetic product: The ring is either 14kt or 18kt yellow or white gold is this correct? Either way, the ring is made with certain alloys to break down the purity of the gold 24K if its 14kt it is 58.5 pure gold and the balance are alloys such as nickel (white gold) or copper...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding ring fake?, jewelry store, brownie points
jewelry store, brownie points, one don: G day Greg and many thanks for your query Many so called experts will tell you straight off the bat - it s not gold. But in truth, and because I can t see or test the ring, there are many reasons why there is a reaction to the wedding band. Simple things,...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wedding ring set turned coppery looking, tubs chemicals, eye loupe
tubs chemicals, eye loupe, gold settings: Hi, Nickie. Thanks for this timely question. The answer is one every person who owns jewelry needs to hear. I have gotten the word out in a very small way on this website and some jewelry stores are informed and tell customers. Unfortunately, most folks...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: whale bone repair??, whale bone, wood glue
whale bone, wood glue, bone jewelry: Hello Wendy and thank you for your inquiry. Since I ve not had to attempt to repair any type of bone jewelry, my answer is pure supposition. Since bone is porous I would think any good super glue such as hypo cement used for watch repair might be good. Another...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: whats the easiest and best way to tell if A piece of jewelry is real or fake gold?, hex wrenches, slate rock
hex wrenches, slate rock, fake gold: John, about the only way to tell if gold is real without using fancy equipment is to go to a reputable jeweler and have the items or items tested. The jeweler will use either an acid test or an electronic tester. Acid tests have these components: Acids...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white 14k gold, jewelry appraisals, south east asia
jewelry appraisals, south east asia, skin reaction: G day Lynne and many thanks for your query. Two points to your question and the first one is Yes an item can be stamped with anything - including the 14k mark - even if it is not real. This is because there are a lot of imitation items out there and as...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white Gold, number stamps, 10k hi
number stamps, 10k hi, pure gold: Hi, Thomas. The legal markings for gold in the USA include either a karat stamp, such as 10k, or a decimal equivalent. The number stamps without a K are popular now and are used a lot in Europe and other parts of the world. The idea is to show the percent...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold, white gold rings, rhodium plate
white gold rings, rhodium plate, jewlery store: Kelly, thanks for this timly question. With white gold so popular today, many folks wonder about the yellow tinges that show on some rings over time. This is a natural process with white gold, moreso with the traditional alloy(metal recipe) which uses...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold., gold band, acid wash
gold band, acid wash, white gold: tracy- Ofcourse it can, take it to a jeweler and ask about the process mainly ask them how they clean the ring prior to the Rhodium finish, they should be using an acid wash prior to the rhodium since it will last longer, and with the price of Rhodium up...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is it white gold, legal recourse, thomas august
legal recourse, thomas august, metal quality: Betty, when it sparkles, I will look for you. : ) No concern here with your ring,Betty. This is marked in accordance with Federal regulation. The law says if a jewelry item is marked with a metal quality mark, then the manufacturer must also put their...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold, david fortier, commercial source
david fortier, commercial source, costume jewelry: Hello Aminah and thanks for the question! I can say with near 100% certainty that your white gold ring is rhodium plated. It is the standard in the industry and it would be unlikely that a commercial source such as QVC would sell white gold that is not plated....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold and alcohol gel?, chlorine chlorine, chlorine bleach
chlorine chlorine, chlorine bleach, chlorine products: Sarah, this is amusing since I now know someone who washes their hands more than I do each day! I use the alcohol gel all the time and liquid alcohol is often used by jewelers to dry jewelry after cleaning. Alcohol is not a problem for your white gold ring....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold opal ring, white gold opal ring, cabachon
white gold opal ring, cabachon, keady: Hi Brenda thanks for your question and image , its a nice big stone and is probably a coober pedy light opal cabachon of maybe 12-15ct in weigght . The 14k indicates it is gold of course , the ACF may be the makers mark , you mentioned another mark inside...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold and platinum, platinum wedding bands, gold engagement ring
platinum wedding bands, gold engagement ring, platinum band: Hello Sarah, The first thing I think you should understand is that your enagement ring is not white gold - It is yellow gold that has been plated with Rhodium. Yes it can be replated but the yellowing will re-occur. Gold can be alloyed with many other metals...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold? ring turning yellow, yellowish tinge, upscale jewelry
yellowish tinge, upscale jewelry, palm side: Dawn- Vietnam must have been a memorable experience for you. As far as the ring, the chemical reaction, probably with the acetone turns white gold to a yellowish tinge...without actually seeing it, the ring may have been Rhodium finished which is a bath solution...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold vs rhodium, white gold jewelry, platinum metals
white gold jewelry, platinum metals, swarovski crystals: Tammy, I am now home and back to answer your question. Rhodium is a very hard and durable metal related to platinum metals. In jewelry use, rhodium is often plated over white gold to help keep the white gold looking white. Try as it can, white gold will...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: my white gold wedding band changed color, white gold jewelry, gold wedding band
white gold jewelry, gold wedding band, copper nickel: Dear Elizabeth, There is no such thing in nature as white gold . Pure gold is a brassy yellow metal. White gold is produced by adding white metals to pure gold. Your 14 karat rings are 58.5% gold. The balance is other metals such as copper, nickel and...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white gold, quarter dollar coin, karat gold ring
quarter dollar coin, karat gold ring, wonderport: Hi, Kelly. Thanks for the question. HGE is a legally recognized quality mark used for jewelry. The HGE actually means: “heavy gold electroplate”. An item advertised as HGE or an item you see with that mark inside is electroplated. What this means...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: white metal vintage ring, precious gems, jewelry company
precious gems, jewelry company, vintage jewelry: Thank you for your inquiry. You don t say whether the ring has a gold finish. The 10K SR probably stands for 10K over Sterling. However sterling is commonly written as sterling, sterl. or 925. Vintage jewelry, as well as some more contemporary pieces incorporated...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: I get white stains on my 18kt yellow gold ring and red stains on my pendant., 18kt yellow gold, silver stains
18kt yellow gold, silver stains, white stains: Chadi, wow is this question and answer getting long! If you print it I hope you have enough paper in the printer. : ) What I said about the reddish stains possibly being from solders which sometimes discolor is still true, whether white or yellow gold....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: wholesale gemstones, wholesale gemstones, gemstone parcels
wholesale gemstones, gemstone parcels, slippery slope: Well thats a slippery slope. You can find good wholesale gemstones, but your not going to find them for cheap. There was a gemstone expo in town in November I went to, and they had bags of stones for various prices, but they were cheap, small, and included...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: working with copper, ingot molds, charcoal blocks
ingot molds, charcoal blocks, gas torches: Neal, I did come back.____________________________________ Thanks so very much for the follow-up. That does help a lot. First of all, look at the melt temps of metals below and then at the flame temps of various gases, first using the basic torch...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: very worn shank, work god, finger size
work god, finger size, simple answer: Vicki, my wife is Vickie... To your question, yes is the simple answer. The how is different. To increase the thickness of the shank, the process is to remove metal and replace with a thicker piece. The shank on your ring may need 1/3rd to 1/2 shank, depending...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is is worth anything, 18 carat gold, auction contents
18 carat gold, auction contents, quality maker: Dear Ms Phelps, Well done you - I love to hear of stories like this. - To answer your questions It sounds like the ring is made in one of the other European Countries like France or Germany, both employed assay systems but only the UK marked gold ct all...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: is my wrist watch gold?, slate stone, electronic gold
slate stone, electronic gold, enough god: Mariann, I am not a watchmaker but can help a little. You see, I have little to work with without the watch in hand. Chaika Russian made watches come from an old company, around quite a while. They offer versions in 14k gold and in other metals. I would...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: I have w_plat stamped inside, platinum ring, jewelry industry
platinum ring, jewelry industry, white gold: G day Henri and many thanks for the follow up... Different rules apply in different countries as they don t all comply with the guidlines set down in the jewelry industry. Also years ago - things were different too, so it is imposible to say without...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: How to??, princess cut diamond, earring mountings
princess cut diamond, earring mountings, jewelers tools: Hi again, I could talk to my jeweler friend whom I do gemstone cutting for and he does jewelry work on occassion for me. I need to know what size diamonds you are talking about. How many stones, two for earrings and one engagement ring? Let me know...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yellow gold fading, gold ring, thin layer
gold ring, thin layer, white gold: Thanks for your question Brittany. What the jeweler did is called electroplating . He put a very thin layer of yellow gold on top of your white gold ring. Of course, because it is so thin it is not durable. Unfortunately you need special equipment to...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yellow versus white gold, gold alloy, white gold
gold alloy, white gold, gold ring: Hello Debbie, you can t change the gold to white gold, the process of colouring comes when the gold alloy is made. You can however, have it Rhodium plated. This will cover the gold in a white metal. The process only has a limited lifespan and would soon...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yes, I have a question about a Necklace!, solid sterling, silver gilt
solid sterling, silver gilt, sterling silver: Hello Tammy, Yes, it is not just possible but is in fact quite commonplace. It is termed Silver-Gilt and is often done to drinking Goblets,the inside of the goblet is gilded. Two facts to remember (1)the gilding will wear off (2)the article can be re gilded....

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: Yes, I have a question about A Necklace:-), solid sterling, silver base
solid sterling, silver base, 24k gold: Hello Tammy! Thank you for coming to us with your question! The answer is yes, they are both real ...the trick is that the 24k gold is only a super thin overlay on top of the sterling silver. The item will look gold, but after lots of wear the overlay...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: yellow gold discoloration after being heated, copper alloy, custom crest
copper alloy, custom crest, gold crest: Sometimes this happens. If this is a surface issue you may be all set. Keep an eye on it to be sure its not re occuring. Sincerely, Arthur DeMello GG (GIA) A.DeMello Gemological Laboratory 60 State Street Suite 700 Boston, MA. 02109 http://www.nationalgemologicallaboratory.com...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: yellow gold ring, sterling silver, precious metal
sterling silver, precious metal, gold ring: Hello..This is totally a guess..I have no expertise in this... as I understand, vermeil is a layer of gold over sterling silver..(not gold fill which goes over non precious metal)..if you bring this ring to a goldsmith, he should be able to test it and help...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: yellow sapphires, yellow sapphires, yellow sapphire
yellow sapphires, yellow sapphire, bangle bracelet: THE ANSWER. (Since you have diamonds, the sizes you have might be just right...look and see what looks best to you!) Thank you very much for the added input. This helps a bunch! I have edited a typo or two if you have already received this answer. Thanks...

Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals: yellowing of white gold engagement band, answer tomorrow, question thanks
answer tomorrow, question thanks, tinges: Dear Bonnie, I send this to clear the board so you might get two slightly different versions of the answer. The other one is most recently edited as I want it to be. Thanks for the kind note. Now, I am here at the keypad typing your answer. First...

Jewelry Making: 10kt white gold mens bracelet, white gold bracelet, 18 karat
white gold bracelet, 18 karat, diamond ring: Greetings, I apologise for the delay.........but I have answered this question already. Don t know what happened, but obviously I did something wrong. Firstly it is odd that the bracelet is 10Karat as the Italians generally only use 9 and 18 Karat in white...

Jewelry Making: 14k soldering problem, sparex, material thanks
sparex, material thanks, gold and silver: Greetings, I am unsure of a few of your prodicts, however, I would suggest that you use silver solder at least, which you can obtain from any precious metal or jewellery supply house. In fact you should be using solder of the same Karat and colour of your...

Jewelry Making: 14k white gold PAT-E ring, 14k white gold, diamond wedding ring
14k white gold, diamond wedding ring, white gold diamond wedding ring: Greetings, I have dealt with this subject many times. Unfortunately there is no definitive answer.... 14K is obviously the Karat of the metal. PAT-E is probably the maker and if I remember correctly, Heart Lock was a trade mark at one time....it was...

Jewelry Making: "18K" white gold ring without trademark, master jeweller, better business bureau
master jeweller, better business bureau, rhodium plating: Greetings, By your spelling of jeweller, I assume that you are in America. Traditionally jewellery and metalsmithing carried three marks: Hallmark which is the stamp of the assay office. Makers Mark which is the stamp of the maker. Assay mark which...

Jewelry Making: 18k with palladium 10% stamp, 18ct, gold ring
18ct, gold ring, palladium: Hello Again, Strictly speaking it can only say that it is 18K in any form you choose. However, you can put whatever you like on your works - the Only issue I can see is in the future when it may be assayed or valued and unless you are known for what you...

Jewelry Making: 925 and Diamonds....., white sapphire, flexible piece
white sapphire, flexible piece, white diamond: Greetings, If a magnet sticks then you don t have precious metal...however if its a flexible piece then you may be attaching the spring which was common in many 1800s pieces. Without seeing the piece in the flesh it impossible to even guess what the stones...

Jewelry Making: 925 stamp, great fire of london, scottish silver
great fire of london, scottish silver, fire of london: Greetings, Britain regulated in conformity the work of Silversmiths from the late 12th century. From this time you were able to note the assay office and grade of material along with maker - although all the stamps of makers were lost in the Great Fire of...

Jewelry Making: assembling a puzzle ring, puzzle ring solutions, puzzle rings
puzzle ring solutions, puzzle rings, cancer the crab: Greetings, and Ouch, I feel for you. You might try one of these sites http://www.puzzle-ring-solutions.com/ http://www.puzzlemaster.ca/zoom.php?id=577 Or if it s like this one on eBay, contact the seller http://cgi.ebay.com/PUZZLE-RING-4-BAND-STERLING-SILVER-CRAB-SZ-11-1-2_W0QQitemZ5024978925QQihZ016QQcategoryZ67728QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p1638.m118...

Jewelry Making: broken necklace, broken necklace, santa monica
broken necklace, santa monica, supply house: Hello Heidi, I think that you would be able to get these supplies from a beading shop or a jewellery / stone supply house such as sapphex in Australia or Bwanalon in Santa Monica - if it still exists. Alternativley, somone like Spotlight may carry such...

Jewelry Making: "Carve 925", sterling silver 925, solid sterling
sterling silver 925, solid sterling, 21 grams: Greetings, To be honest I ve not heard of 925 Carve. As far as I know, carve means carve.....but this sounds as if it s being used as a TM or some sort of trendy reference. Sorry can t help you on that one. Based upon your dimensions and assuming that...

Jewelry Making: Casting a medallion, industrial diamond powder, melting point of copper
industrial diamond powder, melting point of copper, good luck charm: Greetings Scott, My apologies for my slow response as I have been at an all consuming Jewellery Conference since last week....my head is still spinning from information overload. I m not sure why you d want to add red brass - otherwise known as gilding...

Jewelry Making: crucibles, oxy acetylene torch, jewelry supply
oxy acetylene torch, jewelry supply, borax: Yes, it s a white powder that will melt with heat. supermarket, chemist wherever you can get it... My father tells me that in the old days they used to put it in their shoes to get rid of the odour. A pre-cursor to odoiur-eaters. Yes balckenning a chill...

Jewelry Making: Dipping into molten silver..., chocolate dipped strawberry, molten silver
chocolate dipped strawberry, molten silver, molten metal: Greetings, I doubt that you would be able to control well enough the molten metal to achieve your goal. I would suggest either making the piece in silver to resemble the molten look and then set your stone, or alternatively you could melt casting wax to...

Jewelry Making: diamond earrings (stud), diamond earrings, gem lab
diamond earrings, gem lab, diamond dealer: Greetings, My apologies for my slow response as I have been at an all consuming Jewellery Confernece since last week.... The simple answer is that any diamond could be certified, but no diamond needs to be certified. Certification is done by a recognised...

Jewelry Making: enameling, silver surface, gold plate
silver surface, gold plate, diamond burr: Greetings, I don t envy you - enameling on 925 is a real head ache. The easiest way to avoid this is to not use 925, alternatively you could copper or gold plate the piece first.......... There is no easy answer. Ideally you want to heat and pickle many...

Jewelry Making: Identifying maker of ring, love knot, guild members
love knot, guild members, pretzel: Greetings, Its really hard to say, but that sounds like the mark for Dublin........however this should be accompanied by at least two other marks being the assay and the maker. Otherwise its impossible to even guess who the maker may have been...there...

Jewelry Making: Loose stones/Center stone, princess cut engagement ring, diamond earrings
princess cut engagement ring, diamond earrings, loose stones: Greetings Rachel, My apologies for my slow response as I have been at an all consuming Jewellery Conference since last week....my head is still spinning from information overload. If you are suggesting melting the gems together - no, this isn t possible....

Jewelry Making: making pendants, oxy acetylene torch, ceramic kiln
oxy acetylene torch, ceramic kiln, foundry sand: Greetings Grace, My apologies for my slow response as I have been at an all consuming Jewellery Conference since last week....my head is still spinning from information overload. I m not sure that your ceramic kiln will be hot enough to melt the silver....

Jewelry Making: Re: alloying silver with propane and oxygen, ingot moulds, ingot mold
ingot moulds, ingot mold, wescol: Greetings, Everything you are doing sounds correct, however I ve always put all the granules togeethr and melted them as one. The problem you are having sounds to be the result of two things. One is that the metal is cooling prior to setting in the...

Jewelry Making: resizing a silver ring with art clay's silver clay, silver clay, art clay
silver clay, art clay, silver ring: Greetings Irene, My apologies for my slow response as I have been at an all consuming Jewellery Conference since last week....my head is still spinning from information overload. The simple answer is no. You could certainly fire the clay but it wont adhere...

Jewelry Making: silver ear wires leave marks, own hook, ear wires
own hook, ear wires, dissatisfied customers: Greetings, It sounds as if your skin acid is reacting with the copper component in the silver. its just one of those things that happens.... The only thing that I could suggest is to get some 0.8mm 925 wire and make your own hook and see if it still happens....

Jewelry Making: sterling silver, raw piece, sterling silver
raw piece, sterling silver, terminologies: Hello Brielle, I would be considering getting a few pieces 0.8mm, 1.0mm and 1.2mm. These are the most common bench sizes of metal and then you can practice and play on each. You probably need 50mm X 50mm of each to get started. However you may have an...

Jewelry Making: Can you add a stone to an already made ring?, bench jeweler, prongs
bench jeweler, prongs, wedding band: Hello Curry, Yes it seems that depending on where you are and that your wedding band is a standard colour and karat that all a jeweler has to do is cut it at the centre point, and add a bit of f flat wire of the same dimensions on either side of the...

Jewelry Making: Can you add a stone to a ring that is already made?, retail jeweler, plain bands
retail jeweler, plain bands, prong: Bonnie Did you get my first email?, if not I will resend it . I gave quite a bit of information on the why not s of buying a band and having a stone added..and that you absolutely can have a stone added by a jeweler. I think What I asked you to send was...

Jewelry Making: Copper work and copper shim work, watercolour pencils, binney smith
watercolour pencils, binney smith, potassium sulphate: Hello Sally, I started an email yesterday - it was lengthy- and apparently this system doesn t save them! so to be a bit more concise: yes- there are a lot of options: 1) heat treatment- this will give you a broad range of colours but you have to seal...

Jewelry Making: Gold Crown/Best type of Gold To buy, ounce bars, silver boullion
ounce bars, silver boullion, troy ounce: Hello Mike, Dental gold is an alloy so if it says it s 22 kt. gold it is an alloy using 22kt and probably a zinc based alloy at that to make the repair. It is accepted by some refiners not others. Don t buy it as scrap for refining it is far easier...

Jewelry Making: How to keep color in resin coated flowers, flower head, wild ginger
flower head, wild ginger, vibrant colors: Hello Lilia, I want to be sure I understand: You are going to dip undried flowers in resin? If yes then: Simply insure that they are thoroughly dried and any green parts removed ( calyxs, tops of stem ends, etc.) then make sure your resin has no bubbles,...

Jewelry Making: Locket making, gauge wire, jump ring
gauge wire, jump ring, birth years: Hello Kassie, First Do you know silversmithing?Presuming you do: decide on your shape, or buy stampings of the size and shape you want, using a dapping set, chose a size that will hold the metals and leave room above the metals for expansion.Hit it with...

Jewelry Making: plating biological items, room temperature vulcanizing, nasty chemicals
room temperature vulcanizing, nasty chemicals, ripe fruits: Bronwyn, I live with a Bronwyn and am hoping this is not a prank as we were just today discussing the purchase of a larger plating system! Yes it can be done. There are some costly dipping systems ( read over $600 dollars each plus solutions that are...

Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Ring left to me by deceased Mother, sterling silver ring, jean mossman
sterling silver ring, jean mossman, antique sterling silver: Hello Jean, Sorry for the delayed response.I had some computer problems over the weekend. Regarding the ring, while it is curious that it is marked in two places with sterling , what I m betting happened is that the top came from another piece and...

Jewelry Making: setting a diamond in stone, mexican fire opal, host rock
mexican fire opal, host rock, emerald ring: Hello Kaleigh, Check our Joel Arthur Rosenthal s ( JAR s) on line amethyst and emerald ring. You ll see that it can be done with using the opal as a ring and setting with a bearing to set the gem/ cabochon/ faceted stone from the back...I can give you...

Jewelry Making: wedding ring, swage block, standard gauge
swage block, standard gauge, charles lewton brain: Hello Lisbeth, I think you are looking for a way to make half round using a draw block. If so on Ganoksin, the Orchid forum Charles Lewton-Brain, ( or so I believe him to be the author) just wrote a great how-to in the past month or so on Orchid that...

Jewelry Making: filling holes, filling holes, least three times
filling holes, least three times, air bubbles: Hello Jeff, the problem is probably not the silver purity unless you used scrap and there was some solder left in the quantity melted. More likely in the burnout and flask portion of the operation if you didn t direct cast the piece ( in cuttlefish, delft...

Jewelry Making: Jewelry Marking, marquise diamond ring, karat gold ring
marquise diamond ring, karat gold ring, european origin: Hello Karen, the 14 K is for 14 karat gold. I have no idea what the 1 is for unless it s an old ring of European origin and in that case may represent a date, but it is unlikely without any hallmark as that has been an export standard for many years. My...

Jewelry Making: Jewelry making with use of soldering and silversmithing, platinum group metal, soldering irons
platinum group metal, soldering irons, services offerings: Hello Briana, Hands down , I recommend Hoover and Strong as a supplier. I have used them for many years and they are always ready to help you with anything from ordering to technical questions, their service is speedy and they allow hobbyist jewelers to...

Jewelry Making: Making a Ring, nosed pliers, colombian emerald
nosed pliers, colombian emerald, snap tite: Hello Kevin, The easiest and most effective bezel setting tool or prong closer- other than buying specialty pliers is a masonry nail- buy a box or if your hardware store will let you just 3 or so- they have multitudinous uses!- take the longest one you...

Jewelry Making: R mark on scarf pin, pure gold, retirement home
pure gold, retirement home, karat gold: Hello Diane, I m sorry to have delayed in answering but I had no computer while mine was in the shop last week! The R is perhaps the registered trade mark insignia- If I knew the others I could perhaps answer more details.A large R is usually encircled...

Jewelry Making: stone setting, wood sawdust, charcoal powder
wood sawdust, charcoal powder, graphite powder: Hello Mary, You are correct, this is common to level the stones if necessary. Make sure the wood sawdust is dry- put it in a hot car if necessary to insure it s totally dried.then just put a bit in each setting individually and close the bezel or prongs...

Jewelry Making: Casting a Watch, jewelers supplies, watch movements
jewelers supplies, watch movements, watchmaker: Well Josh what an undertaking! casting the case should be easy and you can buy the action but as replacements- so you would have to fabricate the case s mold to tightly hold the works.. then there s the crystal or face and the seal. I would think Rosenthal...

Jewelry Making: Where can I get this necklace type?, liklihood, cross design
liklihood, cross design, rio grande: It looks like a cast piece that I think you can find at Rio Grande s website under pendants ..other than that I haven t a clue where or who did the design, but it looks like , in the picture a stylized cross that most wholesalers carry.If you need assistance...

Jewelry Making: removing solder from brass, stained glass suppliers, desoldering braid
stained glass suppliers, desoldering braid, radio shacks: Removing it is as easy as heating it and applying some desoldering braid - radio shacks sell it in a coil at about 2 bucks.It s a great thing to have on hand. Just apply some yellow ochre ( jewelers supplys and art stores sell the pure pigment powder, it is...

Jewelry Making: Bead Necklaces Break, natural gems, bead necklaces
natural gems, bead necklaces, silver beads: Greetings, This sounds most peculiar ad I ve been scratching my head for a few days over this one. All that I could put it down to is that the necklace is being crimped too tight....as a rule of thumb, any necklace should be able to coiled into two circles,...

Jewelry Making: beaded flatware and wine glasses, ciba geigy, wine glasses
ciba geigy, wine glasses, liquid metal: Greetings, Glue is always problematic with both glass and metal. This is because its surface is so smooth and not porous. Part of the reason wood and paper glue is for this reason.... I would talk with Ciba Geigy and get some epoxy which may work...there...

Jewelry Making: charm bracelet "R" with crown above, rolex crown, great grandmother
rolex crown, great grandmother, guild member: Hello, I am unaware of Rolex ever making jewellery and unfortunately it s impossible to say who what where and when.... To be an accredited jewellery mark usually it requires either 3 or 4 marks which will give all this information. To apply these stamps...

Jewelry Making: joining s/s wire, detailed explanations, australia work
detailed explanations, australia work, sterling silver: Greetings, I am unaware of what the different gauges are....I - like most Europe, UK and Australia - work in millimetres. Nevertheless, You cane use sterling silver solder, which you ll be able to obtain from the same place that you got the wire. Detailed...

Jewelry Making: Muslim design, straight to the top, adviser
straight to the top, adviser, muslim: My advice is to contact your local Muslim adviser. It would be best to go straight to the top as I understand that they can be quite specific with what can and cant be used in differing circumstances. Once you have this information I d be happy to advise...

Jewelry Making: Silver symbols/markings, sterling silver 925, diamond kite
sterling silver 925, diamond kite, similarity: Hello There, You ve got me stumped. Yes 925 means sterling silver, but the kite usually refers to platinum.... The only other similarity is imported Finnish metal ware, but I think you d see some detail in the diamond. So I m guessing that it must be...

Jewelry Making: silver, silver ingots, sugar on the bottom
silver ingots, sugar on the bottom, set pot: Hello Again Mike, The stamps sound like those for the London Assy Office....the lions face actually standing for London and Sterling. The C is the date of manufacture and if they are in fact in squares (corners off) sans serif Capital will mean 1938, serif...

Jewelry Making: Low-tech silver casting and moldmaking
Jewelry Making: Low-tech silver casting and moldmaking

Jewelry Making: Silver snifters, precious metal, jeweler
Jewelry Making: Silver snifters, precious metal, jeweler

Jewelry Making: Unknown Jewelry Marks, thimbles, philadelphia pa
Jewelry Making: Unknown Jewelry Marks, thimbles, philadelphia pa, simons

Jewelry Making: Low-tech silver casting and moldmaking, third world country, heat block
third world country, heat block, borax: Will, my apoogies for the delay. I find it hard to believe that borax is hard to come by. You can likely get it from a pharmacist or have it posted to you. Regarding Chracoal. This is an unknown quantity to me as I have only ever used it as a heat block....

Jewelry Making: Melting silver, burning silver, molten mass
burning silver, molten mass, sized bits: GREETINGS, It sounds as if you may have a lack of heat as well as oxidation. It is possible to boil or burn the melt, but you would know about it by the vapour or steam coming from the molten mass. However what you describe sounds as if you have oxidised...

Jewelry Making: melting sterling silver, sterling silver wire, frame project
sterling silver wire, frame project, household type: Greetings, Simple answer in No you cant melt it into the space....melting point is around 1000C which will seriously burn te wood. You could however use some foil which you should be able to get from Art supply or book suply stores.... Good Luck,...

Jewelry Making: ring, fire diamond, nickel silver
fire diamond, nickel silver, jews: Greetings, Yes you could get your ring electro plated. To be white you could have Nickel, Silver or Rhodium plated. Look in your yellow pages for Electroplaters........ I assume you mean Vermont? All I know about Vermont is that good white marble comes...

Jewelry Making: Silver snifters, wm rogers, brandy snifters
wm rogers, brandy snifters, google: Greetings, I am not personally familiar with this company, but they seem to be quite illustrious. Have a look at this site as a start.... http://www.centennialantiques.com/WmRogers.html Think you ll need to library, antique shop and google this one....

Jewelry Making: sterling plated vs. silver plated, sterling plate, sterling silver
sterling plate, sterling silver, faq database: Greetings, As far as I know it isnt possible to sterling plate, however silver plate is what you are asking about. Fine silver is held in solution, and with current passing through, the particles attach to the surface of the object being plated, usually...

Jewelry Making: Unknown Jewelry Marks, assay marks, stock code
assay marks, stock code, type material: Greetings, If it was an assay mark then you would have 12Kt gold....don t think so. It may be some weird shibuichi type material, but the again the symbols would be characters rather than numbers. Short of viewing the marks it s impossible to say with...

Jewelry Making: where to go?, badge maker, costume jewelry
badge maker, costume jewelry, lega: Greetings, Depending upon the type of mould, you need to find someone who doea lost-wax casting or a badge maker. Someone like LEGA in Melbourne, or PW Beck could do this for you. http://www.lega.com.au/ http://www.pwbeck.com.au/ They will be able to...

Jewelry Making: 3 crown marking on ss bracelet, precious metals market, swedish makers
precious metals market, swedish makers, ss bracelet: Hello Melinda I apologize for the slow response but I have been at a gemstone and jewellery show this past weekend and am just getting sorted out from the trip. Now regarding your piece: I am fairly sure it is of Swedish origin. The 3 crowns in the...

Jewelry Making: How do i dip something in silver?, runnig, jewelr
runnig, jewelr, exact copy: You may have seen leaves, and other things advertised as dipped in a precious metal. If you were to try this the organic form would melt in the molten temperatures of the given metal you wish to use. The process you see is a type of electroforming. A copy...

Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Ring, jewelry designer, hallmark
Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Ring, jewelry designer, hallmark, new mexico

Jewelry Making: Gold Refining, gold refining, crucible seasoning
gold refining, crucible seasoning, raw gold processing: Hello Butch I don t usually presume, but this time I am taking the liberty to presume you have access to some plain charcoal from a fireplace or burnt wood or available at a garden centre or aquarium supply store too. Also that you have a crucible of bonded...

Jewelry Making: Hallmark in China, online auction sites, chinese export silver
online auction sites, chinese export silver, british hallmarks: Hello Carlos, Chinese export silver was hallmarked into the early 20th century as the marks were created to look like the British hallmarks they were meant to imitate (imitation being a continuing trend in Chinese jewellery manufacture, and widely inapproachable...

Jewelry Making: Colour change stones, online auction site, soapstones
online auction site, soapstones, reserve auction: Hello Again Okeno You are right, there are more than one variety of gemstone that changes colors. Alexandrites being the highest valued, unless they are Czechoslovakian Choralski lab created stones, which are far more common and far cheaper than the...

Jewelry Making: Sterling Silver Ring, makers marks, online silver makers marks
makers marks, online silver makers marks, .925 silver jewelers: Hello Patricia, Sorry it has taken me so long to research your question s answer. Without physically seeing the mark or the piece I can only speculate , or offer a guess. My guess would be S.D.Cottle &Co in business from 1877-1920, but they made few rings,...

Jewelry Making: 18K wedding ring causing rash, questions about cleaning, manufacturer alloys, diamond engagement ring
manufacturer alloys, diamond engagement ring, hydrogen peroxide: Hello Sarah, My guess is that you are allergic to the Nickel in the ring. I often tell my clients that purchasing white gold is a mistake because of the alloy itself. Not only is a large portion of the gold a base metal ( nickel in the case of white...

Jewelry Making: Bracelet recently inherited, bangle bracelet, correspondence
bangle bracelet, correspondence, few days: 10K means 10 karat gold by international standards.JCM is the maker s mark. do youo know if there are any other markings inside of the band? If you give me a few days and some more details I can tell you where it is from!I have been away and have fallen...

Jewelry Making: burned jewelry, "old" gemstones, jewelers supply, disposable rag
jewelers supply, disposable rag, cigarette ashes: Hello Gina, As for cleaning jewelry burned in a fire- I m presuming it hasn t melted..therefore, if silver: obtain some cigarette ashes , a few tablespoons will do,and dampen a paper towel or soft cotton disposable rag. then dip the wet part into...

Jewelry Making: Coating Flowers with resin, fire mountain gems, disposable paper cups
fire mountain gems, disposable paper cups, fire mountain gems and beads: Hello Patti, Actually it s a quite simple process provided you can find the polyresin locally. Most jeweler s supply houses carry it but any Michael s has the resin and catalyst in stock- I just left the Chattanooga area( Cherokee County NC) after 17...

Jewelry Making: casting of silver, international norms, silver jewelry
international norms, silver jewelry, crucible: There is an impurity in your crucible or in the pickle. Please send me a detailed list of the chemicals and the type of crucible you are using ,as well as what you are using to pour the silver- May be as simple as solder remaining in the scraps that...

Jewelry Making: From Design to Finished Product, propane torch, silver pendants
propane torch, silver pendants, casting equipment: Hello Susan, No you are certainly not over your head. And in fact in Richmond Virginia you ll find Hoover and Strong. My favorite custom casting firm in the US! On line you can specify the metal in which you would like your design produced, how many...

Jewelry Making: Coating Flowers with resin
Jewelry Making: Coating Flowers with resin

Jewelry Making: Gold Jewelry, platinum group metal, pool account
platinum group metal, pool account, allied trades: Hello Jack, Actually you can do it yourself! If it s strictly for the gold value that is. Simply go to http://www.Kitco.com - The website is a standard and you ll find a link to it on many, many jewelers,appraisers, and other allied trades websites.The daily...

Jewelry Making: Gold ring mark, gold hallmarking, educated guess
gold hallmarking, educated guess, fineness: Hi Nick, apologies for the time it has taken to get back to you. I was away last week and forgot to alert the site! Regarding your Grandpa s ring: sounds like it s a carat marking as pertains to a stone that may be set into the ring. Also before the standardization...

Jewelry Making: hallmarks on my ring, antique marks, assay marks
antique marks, assay marks, number 18: Hello Stacey, Sorry it took so long in getting back to you. What you have is a British ring from: ,made in Birmingham UK( as the anchor on its side depicts ), the goldsmith J.W.T. could be any of a number of jewelers in that area. I have looked at...

Jewelry Making: heating silver plate flatware, silver plate flatware, butane torch
silver plate flatware, butane torch, propane torch: Hello Elsa, I presume you are talking about the rings and bracelets made from antique flatware. It s really quite simple, provided you have a mandrel, that can be a s simple as cutting a wooden baseball bat into three sections giving you 3 workable...

Jewelry Making: jewelry making, cuttlefish casting kits, cuttlefishKing.com
cuttlefish casting kits, cuttlefishKing.com, silver casting: Hello Julie, Yo u caught me on vacation! If you are still interested in the cuttlefish casting kits write me at my personal email: vieuxcarrejewelrs@gmail.com and I ll be able to send one out as soon as you are ready,.and don t hesitate to do it yourself...

Jewelry Making: jewerly making, copper silver zinc, rope chains
copper silver zinc, rope chains, 10k gold: You can using casting grain increase the karat of the gold to a more valuable and workable ingot. It is inexpensive to melt the chain down and refine the gold, but are you set up already with a crucible and mold? Please let me know so I can instruct...

Jewelry Making: old gold ring, precise assessment, dark gold
precise assessment, dark gold, visible marks: Hello Jessica, I apologize as your question got lost in the list! Nonetheless, the 3 X s are probably indicating 30.It is a hallmark or standards mark of some sort. Can you give me any more details on the ring, or any other visible marks inside the band?Do...

Jewelry Making: where to have platinum melted & re-worked into new rings, independent jeweler, s f bay
independent jeweler, s f bay, chain jewelry: I would recommend having the Platinum refined by Hoover and Strong. Simply go to their website and print out the refining page. send your scrap into them- I have used H&S for 35 years and they are 100 trustworthy- unlike the ads filling television...

Jewelry Making: Sending items to refinery..., small diamonds, refiner
small diamonds, refiner, prongs: HELLO JIM ITEMS ARE entered into the system upon receipt. the stones are removed for a fee- so removing them before sending them in is highly recommended- a pair of fingernail clippers works well to loosen the prongs. Seperate the metals by karat, and weigh...

Jewelry Making: silver over wax base, metal extrusion, extrusion equipment
metal extrusion, extrusion equipment, glue gun: the Manufacturing Industry has metal extrusion equipment on a much larger scale than for a studio. There is no small extrusion device as you are describing. Fabricating wire ,sheet or tubing is a relatively easy and fast proposition that any jeweler or...

Jewelry Making: 100 ounce bars of silver I own, cutting edge technologies, ounce bars
cutting edge technologies, ounce bars, wire wrapper: Well Nathan, Sorry to say you bought your silver at an all time- or close to it high! The problem in trying to recoup your money is that metals dealers , while they give a quantity discount ( which you should have gotten in buying even 1 100 oz. bar!)...

Jewelry Making: Dividing a silver bar, ingot mold, silver bullion
ingot mold, silver bullion, silver ag: Hello Richard, I must say your dilemma is a nice one given that silver (Ag) is back on the upswing on the world market! However you will need to do it with some heavy equipment most individuals don t have on hand, and as such taking it to a metals machine...

Jewelry Making: end cap, cgm findings, metalifferous
cgm findings, metalifferous, flex shaft: Hello Mitch, Hmmm..CGM findings and Metalifferous , both have the widest selections of findings readily available in the US. If you are skilled at silversmithing, you could fabricate one out of sheet easily: Measure the ends of your piece and cut...

Jewelry Making: filling material, enamel work, knot work
enamel work, knot work, celtic knot: Wendy, a quick question before answering further..could a frame of sorts be soldered into the centre to support a tube setting or bezel, or standard prong setting, or could you add to the knot work ( i have some templates) to take up space and keep the...

Jewelry Making: Marks on necklace, spectrolite, kulta
spectrolite, kulta, silver necklace: Hello Simon, glad you knew it was Finnish! that helped me narrow the field of possibilities down to a manageable thousand or so!.. L8 is the date (1988 in this case), the heart is the national mark, 835 refers to the purity of the silver, and the anvil...

Jewelry Making: melting silver, centrifugal casting machine, tin snips
centrifugal casting machine, tin snips, master alloy: Hello Eugene, I would go with a standard rosebud tip ( a melting tip) if you have one for more than 3 rings of med. weight, other than that a #4 tip should do well for one small ring. Keep your regulator for the O2 at about 5-6lbs, and use a reducing...

Jewelry Making: Plain jane silver band ring, butane torch, ring shape
butane torch, ring shape, concise plan: Hello Scott, It is amazingly easy to make a plain band ring of any metal with the exception of titanium, for a beginning metal smith- or even a one time jeweler!The hardest part of the process is creating a lasting solder join thta takes the first...

Jewelry Making: platinum plating, gold engagement ring, jewelry manufacturers
gold engagement ring, jewelry manufacturers, red sky: Hello Lisa, Your rings can most definitely be plated! Rhodium is what I would recommend for white gold. It will make the ring more durable as rhodium is harder than Platinum and is a bit less expensive in comparison to Platinum as well. I ordinarily...

Jewelry Making: black gold, black gold formula, gold alloys
black gold formula, gold alloys, colourants for gold: Bhupesh, there is a process that is widely used in India that is called Niello, it is a mercury based process used to give contrast against a high karat gold background. Perhaps that is what the customer is speaking about. It is highly dangerous though...

Jewelry Making: black gold, black hills gold, gold alloy
black hills gold, gold alloy, alloy products: Hello Bhupesh, can you tell me what you mean by black gold- are you seeking an alloy formula for a coloured karated gold or info about Black Hills gold- which is a brand of gold alloy products that are made in N.Dakota. I am not quite sure what you are asking...

Jewelry Making: Commemorative spoon, Australasian Federation League, 1899, red spoon, federation league
red spoon, federation league, walker hall: Hello Peter, Walker and Hall is indeed the maker- the red spoon seems more valuable as it is less available from what I can tell. I believe it is an earlier edition that the one in the Cahill collection as evidenced by the museum s record and any other...

Jewelry Making: silver mark ID, pocket watch, anchor
Jewelry Making: silver mark ID, pocket watch, anchor, lion

Jewelry Making: Melting 9ct Gold Scrap Bar, copper alloy, aqua regia
copper alloy, aqua regia, gold scrap: Hello Tony, the answer is perhaps the copper alloy..if you have 9ct gold it is less than 50% fine and as such sending in a bar of pure 9ct gold means you sent in an alloy- without dissolving off the copper in aqua regia You sent them the alloy...

Jewelry Making: making rings, platinum group metal, buying palladium
platinum group metal, buying palladium, charcoal block: Hello Pam, the easiest way to fabricate one, without buying a pre-cast setting from Stuller, CGM, Metalliferous, Rosenthal, Eastern Findings, or Rio Grande- (never tell them you aren t a jeweler if you want a product that a seller carries- the reason...

Jewelry Making: pickling solutions for sterling silver, non ferrous metals, sodium bisulphate
non ferrous metals, sodium bisulphate, vinegar and salt: hello Lisa, yes it works, but is a mediocre mixture. Citric acid is far better and even that is just OK..I use Ph Down, available at any home store , pool supply , Xmart or as a chemichal from any chemical supply- it is sodium bisulphate, same thing...

Jewelry Making: Repairing elephant hair gold ring, vitreous enamel, elephant hair
vitreous enamel, elephant hair, hair gold: Hello Denise, wow, it is a tricky fix, particularly not knowing the karat..I would use some wet wadded newspaper all around the hair covered parts, and solder from underneath the ring using an outside ring holder so you can diret the flame right where...

Jewelry Making: resin to stones, subtances, experimental work
subtances, experimental work, resin: GLENN, If you check the GANOKSIN.COM/ORCHID archives I believe you ll find some threads on resin use and processes there. I don t use much resin and would hate to give you my experimental work trials so ganoksin is the place to ask and look for previous...

Jewelry Making: silver mark ID, mark id, mythical creatures
mark id, mythical creatures, trade silver: Gary, sorry for the delay. I have been at a show all week. I will look into the attachment and get back to you this evening. I do believe you have been the victim of either an innocent mistake or a less than truthful salesman. It looks to me like...

Jewelry Making: silverware jewelry, sterling flatware, lapidary journal
sterling flatware, lapidary journal, jewelry magazine: Hello Liz, I hate to recommend one publisher over another but...currently there is an article on it in I believe jewelry artist magazine for a swell pendant ( formerly Lapidary journal). It is actually a quite easy thing. Most use fork or knife handles...

Jewelry Making: smelting, paschal candle, silver and gold
paschal candle, silver and gold, ingot: Sean, First i understand the sentiment attached with desiring the metals collected to be used in the vessel- and the processes involved in refining, designing and fabricating the piece. I must say that it is true that the great majority of large scale...

Jewelry Making: snap tite, fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads
fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads, ebay seller: Rio Grande , sells them, also fire mountain gems and beads and an ebay seller Erika M. sells them cheaper than the big guys.Her ebay store ( and I m in no way connected to her I just bought some from her once) is erikas delights- the address is:Customer...

Jewelry Making: soldering wedding bands, zinc content, chemichals
zinc content, chemichals, white gold: Hello, If you don t feel comfortable enough removing and resetting the stones - don t accept the job. It sounds like, and don t interpret this as a condescending statement, but you aren t experienced enough to do the work professionally- meaning, if you...

Jewelry Making: source for sterling fishbone chain, fire mountain gems, cgm findings
fire mountain gems, cgm findings, google: Hello Amy, CGM findings has a wide assortment of chain types including some new ones that i m afraid you have fallen for. Rio Grande may have it, and Fire Mountain gems may have it but its not worth their asking price..so If you can t get it from CGM,...

Jewelry Making: sterling silver ring making, sterling silver ring, gem stone crystal
sterling silver ring, gem stone crystal, ring mandrel: Hello Cindy, you should read Tim McCreight s the Complete Metalsmith- what you are asking is a four hour long response!. The basics: you will need a strip of silver sheet or a ring blank at least 58mm long, a butane torch and hard silver solder, flux and...

Jewelry Making: working with gold, charcoal block, silicone rtv
charcoal block, silicone rtv, jewelry magazine: Hello Sharon, That is formed from an oval sheet of metal, and the peas are balled up metal.There are instructions for the project in a recent book I purchased, as well as an article that was reccently published in I believe Art jewelry magazine. Its actually...

Jewelry Making: Alloying 9ct gold, zinc nickel, gold ingot
zinc nickel, gold ingot, silver copper: Percentages by Weight Alloy Gold Silver Copper Zinc Nickel Palladium 9 Yellow 37.5 10 45 7.5 9 White 37.8 0 40 10.4 11.8 14 Yellow 58.5 4 31.2 6.3 14 White ...

Jewelry Making: Aluminium, aluminium sheet, practice samples
aluminium sheet, practice samples, jewellery studio: Hi Helen, The thing about aluminum is that it s highly reactive with oxygen and there is people who reacts to it. If you want to use aluminum for jewelry make sure you get lead-safe aluminum. I assume you are making bead and wire pieces, if that is the...

Jewelry Making: advice, rotary motor, flex shaft
rotary motor, flex shaft, dremel tool: Hola Katerina, Me imagino hablas español por eso te contesto de esta manera. Un dremmel no te va a servir de mucho, te recomiendo vayas a este link y trates de comprar este motor, http://cgi.ebay.com/FOREDOM-Jewelry-Watchmaker-Flex-Shaft-Rotary-Motor-Tool_W0QQitemZ270464571581QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef8f1d8bd...

Jewelry Making: bell caps, beads jewelry, gemstone
beads jewelry, gemstone, pendants: Dear Cheryl, I don t really understand the question but, I will answer to the jewelry making level. Bell caps have a number of uses but we use it to set on top of a pearl or a gemstone to make earrings or pendants. usually it is attached with glue or cement...

Jewelry Making: blackening metals, kashgar china, plastic spoon
kashgar china, plastic spoon, clay piece: The most common agents used to blacken metal are liver of sulfur and selenium toner a chemical agenbt used in photography, Silver, brass and coper can be blakened with this elements. If using liver of sulfur make sure you use it in a well ventilated area...

Jewelry Making: casting silver, silver sculpture, proper heat
silver sculpture, proper heat, liquid fire: Hi Greg, The question is a little incomplete because I need to know few things before I finish my answer, 1- How big is your piece/project 2- How much heat will your liquid fire resistant material will take 3- I have not found any materials that will take...

Jewelry Making: ceramic jewellety, copper foil, broken plates
copper foil, broken plates, silver plating: Hi Varley, The type of jewelry you are making requires the same method you are using with the cooper foil, there is silver foil too and should not be a problem to achieve your goal. Electroplating will also work and you will have the same results. Hope...

Jewelry Making: my gold ring, cant answer, jeweller
cant answer, jeweller, gold ring: I cant answer this question for a couple of reasons. Firstly I have no idea of what the number mean - they may only be a producer number. Also I have no idea of the weight of the ring. Find the weight and multiply it up by the Karat...easiest way is to...

Jewelry Making: Melting down gold jewelery, gold jewelery, karats
gold jewelery, karats, pure gold: Hi Colette, Yes and no, if you are making a piece that must have a specific karat you should not mix all kind of karats. You could mix all karats and then adjust it with pure gold after you assay it, this is an option that requires more work and knowledge...

Jewelry Making: making a mold from an old pendant, polymer clay, silicone rubber
polymer clay, silicone rubber, jewelry supply: Dear Carla, I assume you have all the equipment needed to make molds and you know how to cut molds as well. If this is the case then you have the following options. 1- Natural rubber 2- Vulcanizing silicone rubber 3- Room temperature vulcanizing rubber...

Jewelry Making: melting temps, pure gold, melting points
pure gold, melting points, 18k white: Dear Daniel, Your question has been made in a general term, there is a variation of melting points depending on the karat of the gold Pure gold 1064C or 1947F 10k yellow 891C or 1650F 14k yellow 874C or 1606F 18k yellow 963C or 1765F 10k...

Jewelry Making: How to prevent gold becoming brittle from repeated melting, denatured alcohol, old gold
denatured alcohol, old gold, baking soda: Dear Mark, There is number of reasons for this to happen but, based on your message the mistakes are done by you or your jewelers. I always recommend to use at least 50/50 old/new gold for stock and 60/40 old/new gold for casting. Filings are always full...

Jewelry Making: Ruby Beads, rotary tumblers, silicon carbide
rotary tumblers, silicon carbide, amethyst beads: Hi Elin Here is the link for the supplies, use al 4 steps. 4-Step Gemstone Finishing Kit http://www.dadsrockshop.com/tumbler_gemfinish.html -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4-Step Grit and Polish Kit...

Jewelry Making: returns of custom made jewelry, custom made jewelry, small claims court
custom made jewelry, small claims court, designing jewelry: Dear Monica, It is very sad to know that there is jewelers who are in the retail more than in the actual making/designing jewelry, to start I would like to know where in the world is this happening, if it is in the USA there will be no problem to take...

Jewelry Making: SILVER MELTING, induction machine, galloni
induction machine, galloni, ultracast: Hi Ramon, This is one nice casting machine in the market. I got a better idea about your problem, there is no problem with the crucible or the casting machine, your problem is in the way you sprue your pieces. As you know the heavier the piece the more problems...

Jewelry Making: torchs, propane gas tank, water torches
propane gas tank, water torches, mc tank: Dear Laise, You reminded me of myself in my early years of learning the trade. Well, there is a very safe and inexpensive way to do this, 1- Get a PROPANE GAS TANK at Home depot for $30 and at the same place get a regulator for $7 2- Get a small size...

Jewelry Making: white oxide for silver, silver nitrate, rubber gloves
silver nitrate, rubber gloves, little dipper: Hi Hattie, No, it is not, I was giving you the simplest way but if you want to get a little dipper in the works try the following, Mix approximately ½ teaspoon of silver nitrate with 1 cup water (250ml) This is a very easy patina to use it sticks and...

Jewelry Making: gold assaying, platinum group metals, nitric acid solution
platinum group metals, nitric acid solution, porcelain crucible: Hi Gustavo, Well, there is way to do this but needs more than just your ability of buying/selling gold. I will recommend you to find a Jewelry Academy near or around your area to get educated a little more about this process because you will also need some...

Jewelry Making: Type glue to use, beads and wire, aluminum wire
beads and wire, aluminum wire, glass beads: Hi Tonja, There is few glue types that will fit your needs and are the following, LePage s Metal Epoxy, J-B Weld, Zap Whenever you are gluing metal it s a good idea to clean it first with steel wool or sandpaper. Hope it helps, Orland...

Jewelry Making: burnishing, vibratory tumbler, walnut shells
vibratory tumbler, walnut shells, steel shots: Dear Suzanne, Walnut shells will give a shiny finish to silver if you use it wet, if you use it dry it will put a little bit of sand like finish to it. I have tried both ways and I have not moved away from stainless steel shots this to me is the best way...

Jewelry Making: dudas, pora, vacio
pora, vacio, dudas: Estimado Juan, Para empezar la porosidad en la plata tiene varios factores pero el principal el el control de la temperatura, me gustaria saber un poco mas sobre la aleacion que usas para poder darte una mejor ayuda. Si deseas usar mi correo directamente...

Jewelry Making: setting stones with glue?, quetion, super glue
quetion, super glue, pearls: Dear Simon, I am a little confused , what kind of stones are you trying to set in silver? what kind of jewelry are you making? I will not recommend you to set any stones with epoxy or super glue on silver unless it is PEARLS. Please respond to my questions...

Jewelry Making: 15 Carat Gold Ring, chrome diopside, carat gold
chrome diopside, carat gold, kt gold: Hello Natalie, One more question- would you say the stones are banded? if so they may be fluorite and replacements, as they are common but soft.Sapphires from one of many locations worldwide can also show banding, particularly ones from the period before...

Jewelry Making: Adding accents to an existing ring, platinum engagement ring, raleigh durham area
platinum engagement ring, raleigh durham area, coloured gemstones: Hello Cynthia, Quite right! AVOID CHAIN STORES! My best advice is to seek out the independant goldsmith or metalsmith ( of which I know many in the Raleigh Durham area!) not only will the work be beter, and not cookie cutter prong heads soldered onto x...

Jewelry Making: attatching settings to rings, butane torch, tim mccreight
butane torch, tim mccreight, oxy fuel: Hello Gene, What you need to learn then is soldering and cold connections- those two methods will allow you to connect any metal to another. I highly recommend Tim McCreight s the COMPLETE METALSMITH for a good all around manual. There is a forum on...

Jewelry Making: blackening gold, abe books, flame temperatures
abe books, flame temperatures, bench reference: Hello Karen, though the torch and the high copper content of 9Kt gold would make one think it would be easy to coulour with heat treatment. It is not! A better product can be found at most jewelers supply houses, Jax black for gold is a relatively...

Jewelry Making: Diamond rings, bench jewelers, independent jeweler
bench jewelers, independent jeweler, bench work: Hello Susan, Well given the market price of gold, and the choice of jeweler that does the job, that is a relative question: If you remove the stones yourself ( a pair of nail clippers will do the job nicely without damaging anything around the prongs...

Jewelry Making: diamonds..millimeters versus carat weight, total carat weight, handcut
total carat weight, handcut, small stones: It depends on the cut and quality of the stone.If it has inclusions it will weigh more than if it is internally flawless, or in some instances of inclusions being graphite it is less than average Total carat weight.So if you tell me the cut clarity...

Jewelry Making: heat treated copper, metallurgy books, enamal
metallurgy books, enamal, bright colors: Hello Rebekah, The best thing to do with copper is to make some test tiles.The trick is noting the flame size and the length of time using x grade of copper and at which gauge. You will find it hard to recreate the same colour again and again as...

Jewelry Making: jewelry, patent number, karat gold
patent number, karat gold, white gold: Hello Karen, I thought I sent you a detailed answer, if you did not receive it please allow me to reply again. I did ask that you send me some information and a photo though and I have looked for it. I know the 18K is 18 karat gold, the S, is probably...

Jewelry Making: Old ring marking, s marks, type style
s marks, type style, place of origin: Hello Ginger, Ah! the stamping in the box is telling. I will look up what I can and get back to you with what I can find. It sounds like a European date or import mark to indicate time or the place of origin into a specific location.The boxed blocky...

Jewelry Making: old gold markings, south wales uk, cardiff south wales
south wales uk, cardiff south wales, stone colours: Hello Mike, I am highly interested in your ring. Can you tell me if you have any other details about the ring,any owners other than you or if you suspect any membership organisation the original owner may have belonged to. Also what colour are the stones...

Jewelry Making: Resin dipped roses, fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads
fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads, gerbera daisy: Hello Anthony, A recent discussion on ganoksin.com s Orchid forum would perhaps be worth investigating. As for roses, they are singly the hardest to dip as unless you are using a miniature variety penetration of the resin is hard to accomplish as...

Jewelry Making: Silver Ring, jewelery manufacturers, mensa boutique
jewelery manufacturers, mensa boutique, american mensa: Hello Dan, The ster mark is for sterling, quite obvious as you say- the L however, indicates a sterling date or makers mark.It is unclear and as you said, the bar or thicker underline of the type style may be part of the stylized makers mark or a...

Jewelry Making: Is sheet silver right for my job?, tim mccreight, gold bezel
tim mccreight, gold bezel, dremel tool: Hello Lane, Yes gonzo torch melting is the incorrect approach no matter how attractive it may seem! What you need is bezel strip and sheet silver; bezel strip for the band setting and sheet or ring blanks for the band and the appropriate grade of solder,...

Jewelry Making: silver refining and cleaning, stained glass supply, backing soda
stained glass supply, backing soda, sodium bisulphite: Hello Alexander, First and foremost - DO NOT USE ALUMINUM in any process involving silver excepting the cleaning kits as sold on the tele. It will blacken fine silver and other fine silver based products ( metal clays for instance).A far better way to...

Jewelry Making: Gold Refining, working bench, garfield refining
Jewelry Making: Gold Refining, working bench, garfield refining, silver bar

Jewelry Making: homemade plug/gauge coatings, polymer clay, ari
Jewelry Making: homemade plug/gauge coatings, polymer clay, ari, thanks in advance

Jewelry Making: Polishing Mat- Silver Jewellery, silver jewelry pieces, fine silver jewelry
Jewelry Making: Polishing Mat- Silver Jewellery, silver jewelry pieces, fine silver jewelry, jewelry artists

Jewelry Making: soldering, jewelry supply, supply house
Jewelry Making: soldering, jewelry supply, supply house, atleast

Jewelry Making: You make Gauges, harbor freight tools, welding supply
harbor freight tools, welding supply, available tools: Hello Clarice, I think you should try harbor freight tools.Either on line or locally.they have the cheapest available tools around..And by gauges i m guessing you mean calipers, angle finders, and other measuring tools..if it s regulators you are after...

Jewelry Making: Gold Fob Watch, kt gold, mid twentieth century
kt gold, mid twentieth century, ct gold: Hello Denise, I did a search utilising a number of resources on gold makers marks. without more information and verification of the lettering (cuivrf) .I cannot tell you much not knowing the approximate place of origin- the GW could stand for gold...

Jewelry Making: Gold Refining, gold refining, reclaiming gold
gold refining, reclaiming gold, nitric acid separartion: Hello Dan, right, the unwanted trash is removed in simple melting. If you were to then take your refined metal and dissolve out the silver and copper ( in nitric acid) you would then loose the silver which has value itself - the copper is negligible...

Jewelry Making: hallmark, quick sketch, two balls
quick sketch, two balls, gold band: Nicole Hello, I didn t want you to think I had forgotten you! I am still looking for info for you- could you perhaps rewrite in order the marks, or draw them ( a quick sketch will work) so I can see them better)..I can confirm for you the 18 is for...

Jewelry Making: homemade plug/gauge coatings, silver alloys, reactive metals
silver alloys, reactive metals, surgical stainless steel: Hello Kayla, Presuming you are referring to ear plugs I can tell you this- if you use fine silver and high karat gold ( 18- 24 kt. ) you won t have any problems. Sterling silver, Argentium and Brilliante silver alloys , white gold, yellow gold 14kt. or...

Jewelry Making: Jewelry making with 925 silver, cupric oxides, jewelrs
cupric oxides, jewelrs, jewelry suppliers: hello Marsha, actually the terms refer to temper of the metal and the amount or rqather the degree of compaction of the crystalline structure- Dead soft refers to annealed metal that is easiest to work- most metals are sold in dead soft or half hard...

Jewelry Making: jewelry, fine jewelers, pawn shop
fine jewelers, pawn shop, red letters: Dear Deborah, Unfortunately I have no idea what that sticker is for. There are no standard stickers in the trade that I know of that say hot .You should call the store and ask them.If it is a pawn shop they have to disclose if they believe the ring is...

Jewelry Making: Making Copper Black, copper patination
copper patination: Hello Helen, there are many formulas for patination of copper and other non-precious metals.Some are cold process, some hot.I have amassed a listing of perhaps 400 different recipes over the years for colours from white to satin purple on copper...

Jewelry Making: mark on necklace, teardrop shape, junk jewelry
teardrop shape, junk jewelry, smooth metal: Hello Lori, As with all inquries about makers marks. Without seeing the piece and examining it I can only tell you this. I f it is not marked .925 somewhere on the chain or pendant, it could be sterling but was made before the international standard...

Jewelry Making: mixing PH down for pickle, sodium bisulphite, chlorine content
sodium bisulphite, chlorine content, gravity system: Hello Lisa, Ph down can be used much like Sparex brand, but the benefit is that it is without the filler the Krohn company adds that produces the brown goo ( from their use of a clay by-product from reclaimed waste) floating on the surface once heated....

Jewelry Making: Polishing Mat- Silver Jewellery, fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads
fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads, beads etc: Hello Angelo, Matte finishes should be deep enough on the jewelry so that any polishing cloth should not remove the finish. Do not use rouges as they are abrasive.Many companies sell non abrasive polishing cloths.A few brand names Moonshine Selvyt...

Jewelry Making: Re-Size a Silver Clay Ring, art clay silver, bench jeweler
art clay silver, bench jeweler, clay piece: Hello Melita, No need to send it out particularly as most jewelers won t touch a metal clay piece (purely snobbery!- and lack of experience..)Here s my recommendation: make a small piece of the texture you used in case of a melt down and pre-fire it....

Jewelry Making: Ring Making, tucson gem and mineral show, gem and mineral show
tucson gem and mineral show, gem and mineral show, fire opal: Hello Edwin, I wish I knew where you lived! that would make the task of recommending someone easier.I presume you live in the SW- and if so Lee Epperson is the man I would trust implicitly with the project. I will contact him, or you can do so yourself.He...

Jewelry Making: Silver recovery, fly by night, liquid densities
fly by night, liquid densities, thermal shock: Hello Devin, Separating the .999 silver from the copper it is not a simple process. You would do better as far as getting a cash settlement from removing the stainless parts from the utensils and separating the silver plate from the actual sterling...

Jewelry Making: Svarovski crystal, dremel tool, watchmaking
dremel tool, watchmaking, type tools: Hello Bud, Provided they are jewelry and are broken , yes; Repairing them and replacing stones is easy and straight forward. If they are vessels, ornaments, or other objects d art then the best anyone can do to repair them. If not crushed ( that is...

Jewelry Making: silver smelting for making a ring, graphite rod, debubblizer
graphite rod, debubblizer, alcohol works: hello Steve, first use a debubblizer on your wax that alone will prevent bubbles.alcohol works to some degree but highly inconsistently- buy a commercial preparation, or look up a MSDS on a product and recreate it yourself. Second, if the sterling scrap...

Jewelry Making: soldering, charcoal block, beth katz
charcoal block, beth katz, florida society: Hello Melissa, Wow..a lot of questions It would take me hours to answer them all. First I will say you solder in steps from hard solder to easy when you have multiple components that need to be soldered in order- a ring band, then side accents then a stone...

Jewelry Making: Chinese Trade Silver, chang dynasty, silver teapot
chang dynasty, silver teapot, ebay: Hello Daniel Oddly it sounds like a teapot I bought on eBay o! Look under eBay s collectibles and then do a wider search , perhaps filtering the results to sellers from china and see if yours is there..I know it sounds a bit off-the-wall and simplistic...

Jewelry Making: Ph Down or "Green" pickle?, periodic group, silver gold
Jewelry Making: Ph Down or "Green" pickle?, periodic group, silver gold, periodicity

Jewelry Making: paint on metal jewelry, diamond glaze, craft store
Jewelry Making: paint on metal jewelry, diamond glaze, craft store, nail polish

Jewelry Making: GEMSTONE AND SETTING POPULARITY, sterling settings, cast sterling
sterling settings, cast sterling, tension settings: Tim, Hello- this is one of those questions I need about two hours to answer! Not that I mind its just that this site has constraints..so if you will contact me at my personal email box ( vieuxcarrejewelers@gmail.com) and I will happily attach some ...

Jewelry Making: Goldsmith charges ( labour charges ), labour charges, labor charges
labour charges, labor charges, goldsmith: Hi! Well my dear friend calculating labor charges depends on the piece you are working, metal and stones involved with it. To start think this way, if you were working for a company and they pay you $10 dollars an hour and it takes you 2 hours to make the...

Jewelry Making: jewelers tin snips, tin snips, free catalogues
tin snips, free catalogues, jewelry supply: hello Anne, First tin snips are not the best choice for jewelry- metal sculpture perhaps, or heavy sheet ( 14 gauge and thicker) but most jewelry will be at 20-28 gaug (28 being earrings or lighweight pieces, 30 for bezel strip, etc.) You need ...

Jewelry Making: Making Jewlelry from nuggets, crucible tongs, acetylene torch
crucible tongs, acetylene torch, tim mccreight: Hello Evan, if you have flakes and nuggets, all you need is the crucible,tongs, and a torch, some borax, fine silver, and copper if you wish to alloy it to a lower karat as 24 is quite soft and it iwouold be more prudent to make a pendant out of 18-22kt...

Jewelry Making: Marking on old sterling ring, sterling silver ring, david yurman
sterling silver ring, david yurman, sterling ring: Hello Kristina, The .925 is for sterling the other marks denote the year and makers mark.If you will draw it as it looks I can give you a better idea of where and when it was made.the L is for the year (if British it would denote 1860 if block lettered...

Jewelry Making: making of black gold from pure gold, inlay material, gold work
inlay material, gold work, extreme dangers: Hello Krunal Is it that you wish to make Niello- a mercury containing black inlay material that is packed into carved or inlays in gold work pieces? I have a number of formulas of different grades of processing the formula and methods for...

Jewelry Making: oxidizing, tim mccreight, orchid forum
tim mccreight, orchid forum, jewelry supply: Hello Katie, the oxidizer most used on silver is liver of sulfur- available at any jewelry supply or online chemicals seller.You simply dissolve a grape sized lump in about 2 cups of warm water and then time the piece you submerge into the liquid..that...

Jewelry Making: Ph Down or "Green" pickle?, platinum group metals, non ferrous metals
platinum group metals, non ferrous metals, potassium alum: Hello Emily, First pH down is for non-ferrous metals, golds, silvers and platinum group metals, brass and copper won t work in that type of pickle, copper needs no pickle and brass and bronzes are best polished with a 3M radial bristle disc or...

Jewelry Making: paint on metal jewelry, costume jewelry industry, white sapphires
costume jewelry industry, white sapphires, earring set: Hello Peggie, Sounds like you bought a piece with stones that have a vapour deposited coating- very popularized in the costume jewelry industry now and a trend I don t expect to last because as you say , it wears off with the slightest abrasions,...

Jewelry Making: poly resin flowers, bamboo skewers, delicate petals
bamboo skewers, delicate petals, poly resin: Hello Carianne, I think that a coat of acrylic could interfere with some resins and cloud them. I would contact the manufacturer of the resin that you want to use and ask for their tech support person or the company s chemist and ask directly. It would...

Jewelry Making: repairs to macasite ring, thermal pastes, soldering
thermal pastes, soldering, jewelry making: Hello Suzie, I think Technoflux is an Otto Frei product for fixturing- it will probably work, though I prefer wet wadded newsprint over most of the thermal pastes out there- Vigor makes one that is both hard to find now and great, but you have technoflux..so...

Jewelry Making: Another resin question. I think., mussel shell, vulcanize
mussel shell, vulcanize, conceptual stage: Hello Allison, I would perhaps consider making a mould of the shell. Dipping in resin would just capture it and the detail would become lost as the resin is thicker than the shell itself ( if I m conceptualizing your description correctly!) .If it...

Jewelry Making: stamp on gold ring, eye stone, gold ring
eye stone, gold ring, cat eye: Hello David, the wb is most probably the maker s initials, the 10kt is for 10 karat gold.if it were white gold that would be clearer, but i m betting it is a small independent jewelers mark. I ll look at marks and if i knew where you were or where it...

Jewelry Making: swage block, light machine oil, soft metals
light machine oil, soft metals, jewelry artist: Hello Debbie, Well it all depends on what size pieces you make as to the dimensions you want in a swage block. You can find how to videos on make magazine s web site. and In the Orchid at ganoksin archives ( under bench tips). however the easiest way is...

Jewelry Making: type of mould, plaster of paris, pet supply store
plaster of paris, pet supply store, cotton swabs: hello Yogananda the only moulds you can direct pour into are cuttlefish, Tuffa stone, plaster (investment), or firebrick. All the other compounds will melt. coating your wax with a debubblizer solution greatly decreases the porosity- you can use alcohol...

Jewelry Making: 9ct white gold necklace, white gold necklace, butane torch
white gold necklace, butane torch, cuttlefish bone: Hello Louise, Yes absolutely. All you need is a torch with a basic oxygen / fuel set up ( MAPP and O2 or Oxy /Propane) if accessible -if not and its a low karat gold ( yours seems to fit that description),a butane torch will do but you ll need to add...

Jewelry Making: antique wedding band, latter quarter, chesterfield college
latter quarter, chesterfield college, albert cohen: Hello Sarah, I can help but I will need a day or so to look up the marks- what you have that I am certain of is that the anchor represents Birmingham England, the F is a mark that usually indicates its foreign manufacture and import to Birmingham,...

Jewelry Making: Cadena Bizantina, argollas, el martillo
argollas, el martillo, mano: Estimado Juan, Felicitaciones! ante todo me imagino que usted es joyero de profesion o esta aprendiendo este maravilloso arte, de cualquier manera dejeme decirle que si usted uso la medida adecuada en las argollas no nesecita martilleo para el terminado porque...

Jewelry Making: carats, 18 karat gold, gold fineness
18 karat gold, gold fineness, 750 gold: Hello Debbie, Well its a common mistake that people make: 18 karat is the correct way to express the fineness of gold that is 18/24ths or three quarters pure gold In Europe it is often marked 750 denoting that it is 18 karats in finness.Whereas the...

Jewelry Making: chinese stirling silver, stirling silver, chinese silver
stirling silver, chinese silver, silver market: This is a good question, Chinese silver is as good as silver from any Country but the process is different. Chinese manufacturers have been killing the Sterling silver market by producing tons of jewelrY that contains very little or no silver at all and plating...

Jewelry Making: dipping jewellery, tarnish clean up, silver clean up
tarnish clean up, silver clean up, taking away tarnish in silver: Hi, First of all the question is very simple but yet not very clear, if you are a jeweler then do this, 1.- deep the ring in boric acid mixed with denatured alcohol 2.- heat the ring with the jewelers torch till it is hot enough 3.- if the ring has no...

Jewelry Making: antique wedding band, wedding band, hallmarks
Jewelry Making: antique wedding band, wedding band, hallmarks, ari

Jewelry Making: refining, aqua regia, casting room
Jewelry Making: refining, aqua regia, casting room, dust collector

Jewelry Making: Sizing ring down 1 1/2 sizes w/ baguettes, baguettes, questioner
Jewelry Making: Sizing ring down 1 1/2 sizes w/ baguettes, baguettes, questioner, mountings

Jewelry Making: gemstone bead attachment, fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads
fire mountain gems, fire mountain gems and beads, wire wrapping techniques: Michelle, First nothing is too intricate for steam casting: if you can make the model, or master, you can cast it, just use the appropriate size flask, and make sure the lid fits tightly when you put it down on the heated( burned out) investment. ...

Jewelry Making: Making a custom coin, graphic design capabilities, high lead
graphic design capabilities, high lead, candace: Hello Candace, Yes getting a mould made is cheaper than having your raw materials cast for you if you can melt and pour yourselves.I am unsure if you are making the coins yourselves out of your own raw silver, or if you are wanting to have the silver refined...

Jewelry Making: Melting Platinum, platinum engagement ring, 20th wedding anniversary
platinum engagement ring, 20th wedding anniversary, ring mountings: Hello Donna, I wonder if your ring should be melted down at all..It is always better If I can see the piece but as you are in Ct that is virtually impossible. If it is a band style ring then modifying it may be an easy task. If it is a solitaire style...

Jewelry Making: Mending a brooch that has lost a small circle of mother of pearl., central hole, mother of pearl
central hole, mother of pearl, sand paper: Well, I wish I had a picture of the item and a more elaborated question but based on what you ask the easiest and best way is, 1- take a ball burr or any burr and flatten the top 2- flatten the piece of mother of pearl 3- glue the mother of pearl to the...

Jewelry Making: metal to put prints on etc, harbor freight tools, circular shapes
harbor freight tools, circular shapes, finger prints: Hello Danielle, Well as for a market, there are many already being sold so depending on the venue you plan to sell them I would perhaps check out the surrounding shops and see if they are already there. many people working in metal clay are doing just...

Jewelry Making: Pendant Markings, square hole, chinese symbols
square hole, chinese symbols, hole in the middle: Hello Sabreena, I would in fact like to see an image or drawing of the markings, sounds like exported to Britain goods but I can narrow it down more if I can actually see the piece and see the hallmarking in order.Blackington & Co. s mark has a B and...

Jewelry Making: refining, aqua regia, dust collection equipment
aqua regia, dust collection equipment, gold bangles: Hello Mayur, Though this question is very detailed I will try to help however i cannot answer it in the small amount of time i have today/ at the moment. It is also very technical. I do consulting work in this field and I estimate that preparing a...

Jewelry Making: Silver metal reaction, liver of sulfur, sulfur compounds
liver of sulfur, sulfur compounds, zinc chloride: Hello Gary, Sounds like a zinc chloride reaction to me.This could be from a half-baked jewelry repair using a radio shack type solder.The low melt solders are not for silver jewelry and often are overheated or break down when in contact with nickel...

Jewelry Making: Sizing ring down 1 1/2 sizes w/ baguettes, bench jeweler, independent jeweler
bench jeweler, independent jeweler, colour match: Hello Maria, The jeweler for some unknown reason did not tell you the truth. Resizing is done , quite easily from the bottom most part of the ring s band and would have no effect on the side of the ring. My guess is that the jeweler does not have a bench...

Jewelry Making: Sliver turning yellow, orange/brown and dark brown., flannel cloth, connoisseurs jewelry cleaner
flannel cloth, connoisseurs jewelry cleaner, orange brown: Hello Brittany, Sorry about your dilemma! Sounds like you are doing two things rather incorrectly : Storage, and cleaning! First after using a jewelry cleaner ( connoisseurs is just ammonia , detergent and sodium thiolamine compounds- junk for the most...

Jewelry Making: Soldering info:, butane torch, propane torch
butane torch, propane torch, dear sirs: Happy to hear from you again William, As for the yellow ochre, it is not an exacting science but you want to create a solution that is about the consistency of half and half (cream) if it is too thick it will not have enough moisture and will essentially...

Jewelry Making: Watches & hallmarks., bayonet type, side slides
bayonet type, side slides, best guess: Hello Sarah, Without examining it my best guess is that the hallmark is for both the watch and band particularly if you suspect the band is the original one to the watch. Perhaps look at some other rotarians watches and compare their similarities or...

Jewelry Making: annealing, fire coat, sure what kind
fire coat, sure what kind, methyl alcohol: Hello Colleen, Yes a firecoat is needed to anneal as silver is notorious for fire staining. All you need do is mix boric acid with methyl alcohol in a vessel with a non-metallic lid that closes tightly. Add the boric acid to about a pint of alcohol...

Jewelry Making: Borax, preparing a crucible, borax glass
preparing a crucible, borax glass, borax: Lisa, The borax if applied properly is supposed to make globs . You must pre- heat the crucible first, then sprinkle on the borax, and once it is molten turn the crucible with tongs to ensure a glassy coating.If the flame is blowing it out you are using...

Jewelry Making: butane torches, soldering irons, butane torches, jewelers supply
butane torches, jewelers supply, cutting torch: Dear Heidy, Not very sure about the question but I will answer to my best, 1- If melting over a kilo of silver I will recommend a mix of propane and oxygen on a cutting torch #5 ($8.50 Tip) Torch $165 2- If melting less use regular jewelers melting...

Jewelry Making: casting silver, tim mccreight, debubblizer
tim mccreight, debubblizer, practical casting: Hello Chris, 100% is your potential success rate! Clean(smooth) the wax well, coat with alcohol as a debubblizer, prepare the cope and drag ( do a trial run with some white casting metal first- Contenti Supply has some in the USA, Cookson s in the...

Jewelry Making: cutting thin metal, barge cement, tin snips
barge cement, tin snips, metal snips: Hello Stu, I would advise some Joyce Chen kitchen scissors- many seem to like them and they outlast the standard economy French metal snips available from every vendor. Cookson s has some pricey shears but aluminum requires no pricey tools..If you...

Jewelry Making: dental gold for rings, gold crowns, gold in the water
gold crowns, gold in the water, dental gold: Hi Robert, Thank you for your question, it is not necessary to use a new crucible, dental gold has the same alloy as regular 14k yellow gold. before you cast you should clean the gold by melting it together with the 10k gold, 1- Prepare a good size bucket...

Jewelry Making: How do you dry flowers after dipping them in resin?, bamboo skewer, bulldog clips
bamboo skewer, bulldog clips, waxed linen cord: Hello Layla, hang up a sturdy line over a waxed paper, parchment or newsprint lined surface. Using bulldog clips, or a sewing needle and running a silk, or waxed linen cord through the centre, dip the flower, with the cord wrapped around a bamboo skewer,...

Jewelry Making: european gold bracelet, precious metal identification, metal marks
precious metal identification, metal marks, gold marks: Hello Tina, What your grandmother left you is an 18 karat gold bracelet.18kt gold is 75% pure gold the balance alloy made of silver and copper depending on the colour and may have traces of other metals too as a colouring or strengthening additive or deoxidant....

Jewelry Making: butane torches, soldering irons, flexible shaft, drill bit
Jewelry Making: butane torches, soldering irons, flexible shaft, drill bit, drill bits

Jewelry Making: snap tite setting for loose stones, wire sculpture, elisabeth
Jewelry Making: snap tite setting for loose stones, wire sculpture, elisabeth, jamminggems

Jewelry Making: stamp on a pair of my diamond earings, princess, pride
Jewelry Making: stamp on a pair of my diamond earings, princess, pride, math

Jewelry Making: Gold plate, gold filled, gold electroplated
gold filled, gold electroplated, E/R gold: Hello Debra, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The E/R stands for electroplated/rolled gold. That differs from gold filled in that plating is actually a micro-thin layer deposited on a base metal ( usually brass). Not many use the E/R designation...

Jewelry Making: putting gemstones into pickling solution and supersonic, soda crystals, gemstone beads
soda crystals, gemstone beads, opal triplets: Hello Karina, The one thing I can say is set the emeralds last- they can t take heat, ultrasonics or pickle.Battern s is great for gold, and fine silver- I don;t like dandix myself as it s too easy to move the solder as it takes longer to heat to flow being...

Jewelry Making: hallmark, 18kt hallmark, selling gold
18kt hallmark, selling gold, 18 karat gold identification marks: Hello andrea, I thought I answered this already. It does in fact indicate 18 karat gold.You may want to remove the diamond and sell it seperately from the gold.You may get more for it that way.Before going into a metals dealer check kitco.com for the daily...

Jewelry Making: makers mark, 14k gold ring, hand made jewelry
14k gold ring, hand made jewelry, accurate answer: Dear Sandy, At one time in the USA was a Manufacturing Company from Nigeria that was selling their jewelry to retailers and it was usually 18k gold and most in hand made jewelry which was stamped as 18kNG, it will be a little hard for me to give you a accurate...

Jewelry Making: making beaded jewelry from roses, gum tragacanth, health food stores
gum tragacanth, health food stores, gum arabic: Hello Liz, AH! people like that drive me insane! It is a commonly practised art. All you need is some gum tragacanth, or gum arabic, and rose petals, and if you really want it scented, some drops of rose absolute - an essential oil available on line or...

Jewelry Making: My necklace/ ring, e mail address, costume jewlery
e mail address, costume jewlery, knowledge practice: Dear Lisa, To dip something in gold solution requires knowledge, practice and equipment. If the jewelry was gold plated and your body acids can t take it you will be wasting your money. I understand the sentimental value of the jewelry but you will spend...

Jewelry Making: Polishing metal after using liver of sulfur, liver of sulfur, polishing metal
liver of sulfur, polishing metal, scrap silver: Hello Kathryn, try sealing the oxidized parts with micro-crystalline wax,carnauba wax, or beeswax.then use a 3M radial bristle disc ( try the light green 6 micron style) for polishing around your colored areas.It is the best way to get a high shine and...

Jewelry Making: To Repair Gold Filled Jewelry?, plating gold filled material, rhodium plating
plating gold filled material, rhodium plating, gold plating: Hello Again, Yes have it plated,, tell them you want a heavy plating, with the same purity of gold ( unless 14kt- then go up to 18kt) and then have it plated with rhodium .It is hard and goes over platinum typically but will protect your heirloom...

Jewelry Making: repairing silver jewelry, pmc and sterling repair, pmc repair work
pmc and sterling repair, pmc repair work, sterling jewlery repair: Hello Susan, PMC and art clay are fine silver they will not be as strong as the sterling , as it is an alloy ( .999 silver and Cu- copper).However if you buy a butane torch and get some silver sheet, and sterling hard solder you could probably do the...

Jewelry Making: silver leaf, celie fago, tim mccreight
celie fago, tim mccreight, terra cotta pot: Hello Yasmin, Either paint on clay slip and let it dry, then fire it or press the leaf into a sheet of the paper type using a brayer then dry and fire.If you are talking about a leaf with exposed veins ( all that s left is the framework of the leaf- called...

Jewelry Making: a silver leaf, metal clay leaves, pmc use
metal clay leaves, pmc use, pmc pros and cons: Hello Yasmin, First I want to advise you to learn actual silversmithing instead of metal clay jewelry making as the cost of metal clay is 5 times that of the actual silver and the tools you would need to set up a small studio would cost less than buying...

Jewelry Making: silver leaf, stainless steel brush, silver clay
stainless steel brush, silver clay, mirror finish: Dear Yasmin, The picture you sent is of a filigree work not silver clay work but is possible to make it out of silver clay, it will take lots of patience and time, 1. Use around 20g of clay and flatten it to the shape and thickness you are looking for...

Jewelry Making: snap tite setting for loose stones, snap-tite settings, modifying settings
snap-tite settings, modifying settings, searching for vendors: Hello Laurel. tell me what exactly it is you want and perhaps I can give you a better answer. I know one of the cheapest sources for small quantities of snap-tite settings on the web is an Ebay seller called Erika s Delights .Other than that query google...

Jewelry Making: stamp on a pair of my diamond earings, 1/20, PPc
1/20, PPc, GF: hello Anamarie, It seems you have real gold filled earring backs at least. The PPC is the manufacturers mark and the 1/20 14 kt. stands for 14/20 gold filled. It is likely that somewhere on the setting will be another GF or 12/20, 0r 14/20 mark .It is...

Jewelry Making: wooden earrings, wood sealants, cocobolo
wood sealants, cocobolo, tropical woods: Hello Jill, If the wood is molding that fast it is too wet to use, place it in a hot car with the windows rolled up on a cake cooling rack to thoroughly dry it first. Then leave it a good 12 hours ,you may crack the windows a slight bit to allow for air...

Jewelry Making: Adding enamel to a gold ring, enamel work, moon ring
enamel work, moon ring, middle person: Hello Denise, I would consider doing the heated one that would make the enamel shine like glass, I would also take the ring to more than just one jeweler and make sure that they do this in the premises because if they send it out it means they are the middle...

Jewelry Making: blackened silver, liver of sulfur, silver chain
liver of sulfur, silver chain, tellurium: Dear Kanina, Jax blackener is mostly used to darken aluminum, it was made for that purpose. Silver Black, which is mixture of hydrochloric acid and tellurium, is a product that has a similar affect as liver of sulfur in that it oxidizes metal. However...

Jewelry Making: desoldering rhinestone chain jewelry, rhodium plating, chain jewelry
rhodium plating, chain jewelry, raw brass: Hello Wendy, The first step should be to test the kind of metal you are going to work with. To remove the solder you need DESOLDERING BRAID, YELLOW ACRE (Rio Grande)and the tools you already have. Cover the area around the solder with YELLOW OCRE,...

Jewelry Making: desoldering rhinestone chain jewelry, vintage brass, similar project
Jewelry Making: desoldering rhinestone chain jewelry, vintage brass, similar project, ebay

Jewelry Making: Silver losing its shine after soldering, dishwasher soap, bright hope
Jewelry Making: Silver losing its shine after soldering, dishwasher soap, bright hope, jewellery stores

Jewelry Making: mixing gold, custom job, deferent
custom job, deferent, yellow gold: Dear Len Yes you can, I would not do it if it was a custom job but, if you just want to mix it and use it like a nugget or one solid piece is ok. You will not be able to roll it because the different alloys that are used to make white and yellow gold will...

Jewelry Making: Resin Flowers, excessive humidity, flower species
excessive humidity, flower species, flexible type: Erica, Hello.First it would help if I knew the flower species you were using. One thought is that the catalyst is too old to work. It also may be the wrong resin for your application as some are rock hard and others flexible ( it sounds like you have...

Jewelry Making: Silver losing its shine after soldering, firescale, jump ring soldering
firescale, jump ring soldering, desoldering braid: Hello Orli, First of all ordinary paste solders are low temperature solders that contain tin and lead,and sometimes are silver bearing but are not intended for jewelry work.You need a solder paste from a firm like Cookson s in the UK that sells silver...

Jewelry Making: Silversmith course, dear emma, silver clay
dear emma, silver clay, clay work: Dear Emma, Congratulations on your decision to move from UK to USA. The 3 Schools that I know in FL. Are very expensive and perhaps with not much good reputation, I would recommend you to buy a book about silversmith and read it all and practice little...

Jewelry Making: Starting A Fire Assay Business, niche business, jewelry start-ups
niche business, jewelry start-ups, jewelry trade: Hello Sandor, I do quite a bit of consulting in start-up businesses in the jewelry trade, so my information is current. First, if you are experienced as an assayist and can handle large volume (tonnage) there is a good bit of mining related assay and analysis...

Jewelry Making: setting gemstones, butane torch, control shrinkage
butane torch, control shrinkage, wiggle room: Hi Tiffany, 1. Here is one way to include a non-firable gemstone in a metal clay project. Start with bezel wire that is a bit higher than the gemstone. Wrap the bezel wire around the stone. When it fits the stone properly, with just a little bit of wiggle...

Jewelry Making: soldering, handmade jewellery, chemicles
handmade jewellery, chemicles, denatured alcohol: Hi Tracey, It is very simple, 1- In a small glass jar you will put 200ml. of denatured alcohol and 3 spoons of boric acid, does not have to be measured to perfection and the mixture does not have to be too heavy. 2- Deep the piece of jewelry in the...

Jewelry Making: sterling silver forks want to make bracelets, ingot mold, sanding paper
ingot mold, sanding paper, sterling silver: Dear Claudette Petties, I assume you want to make a solid plate like bracelet, if so then you need the following, To start you will need a melting dish or crucible, a torch, a wire ingot mold and a rolling mill. 1- Melt all or part of the forks on the...

Jewelry Making: white silver finish, ball pein hammer, gold details
ball pein hammer, gold details, figure 8: Dear Catherine, It will not last that long at all, if you have a silicon wheel you can use it to give the metal the same kind of finish, if you like to give a better or different type of finish you can use a broken ball burr and trace figure 8 all over the...

Jewelry Making: Fabulustre Polishing Cloths, thunderbird supply, international patent
thunderbird supply, international patent, patent search: Hello Dale, Grobet certainly does make the cloths and the compound of the same name and in New Jersey according to the labeling on the cloths and compound ( along with zam),.Also,I did a patent search thand could not find it or the trademarked...

Jewelry Making: Safety Pickle/Pickle Solutions, waste water treatment, gold alloys
Jewelry Making: Safety Pickle/Pickle Solutions, waste water treatment, gold alloys, local water supply

Jewelry Making: finnish blue chalcedony ring - estate, chalcedony stone, fashionable pieces
chalcedony stone, fashionable pieces, gold city: Hello Jeanne, i AGREE WITH THE 1970 R7 mark,GIVEN THE OTHER MARKINGS THAT i CAN DISCERN FROM THE PHOTOGRAPH AND THE OVERALL APPEARANCE AND THE BLUE CHALCEDONY STONE IN THE LARGE BEZEL SETTING WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE WIRE WORK AROUND THE TOP OF THE...

Jewelry Making: Identify gold marks on medal, Royal Foresters, England
Royal Foresters, England, hallmarking: Hello Bernie, A few questions- what exactly does the animal look like- I have seen lions, gryphons and hares on medals similar to what I believe this to be.Rather than speculate I would need some more information. Also I believe your piece could be...

Jewelry Making: Makers mark, chinese marks, dragon figure
chinese marks, dragon figure, silver dragon: Hello Dan, In the case of your piece, I have looked through my entire database of Chinese export and maker s marks.The closest mark I can find is that of a maker Tuck Chang the work of which dates to the 4th quarter of the 20th century and was...

Jewelry Making: melting some gold coated roses, oxy acetylene torch, borax powder
oxy acetylene torch, borax powder, crucibles: Hi Gary, Well, I have a better idea of what you have in your hands and what you should do, Using the torch in this project is not the right way to start. This are all natural flowers that have gone through a process in order to dry it and then gold electroplate...

Jewelry Making: Old Ring?, karat gold rings, garnet jewelry
karat gold rings, garnet jewelry, garnet ring: Hello Melissa, You have a 10 karat gold step cut modified diamond shaped almandine garnet ring made by JCM- which is probably a US manufacturer.British lower karat gold rings of the period yours seems to be from would be marked 9 kt. or 9K. I...

Jewelry Making: Pickling solution container, pickle pots, choosing a pickle pot
pickle pots, choosing a pickle pot, crockpots for jewelry making: Hello Angelina. If you are attempting to use what i am thinking of, smallish shallow aluminum bottom with a small, ( mug sized) ceramic insert, and no sides to speak of, it is not acceptable.You would need to seal the metal from drips and then get...

Jewelry Making: painting silver jewelry, silver jewelry pieces, 3m tri
silver jewelry pieces, 3m tri, copper content: Hello Eleanor, Testors is best left to model making! Once you have cleaned your silver well and dipped it into denatured alcohol,to remove oils and other residues,try a product like Ceramit, or Colores enamels.They are specifically for jewelry makers...

Jewelry Making: pickel, pool stores, pickel
pool stores, pickel, pickle: they are essentially the same thing.pH down in pool stores is spelled, bisulfite, in sparex brand pickle it s biusulphate- both do the same thing pickle jewelry at room or heated temperatures. Depends on where one lives and which English one uses as to...

Jewelry Making: rescuing glued in stones, methyl ethyl ketone, varnish remover
methyl ethyl ketone, varnish remover, nail varnish: Hello Peter, Try MEK available at paint, hardware and home centers.Methyl Ethyl Ketone is an organic solvent much like the brand Attack- a proprietary product containing Methyl Chloride which is specifically for dissolving epoxies- however hot water...

Jewelry Making: resin coating flowers, orange flake, gum arabic
orange flake, gum arabic, resin coating: Hello Danielle, It sounds like your catalyst is mixed in incorrect proportions or it is old. You may be using a flexible product as well.You want a resin that dries hard.Yo9u may consider using melted gum arabic, or dissolving orange flake...

Jewelry Making: Safety Pickle/Pickle Solutions, pickle, alternative pickle solutions
pickle, alternative pickle solutions, anhydrous peroxide pickle: HELLO HELEN, 1) TO DISPOSE OF PICKLE ONE SIMPLY NEUTRALISES IT WITH SODA CRYSTALS ( SODIUM BICARBONATE OR BAKING SODA) AND THEN DOWN THE DRAIN IN THE CITY- IN A RURAL ENVIRON OR ONE IN WHICH YOU HAVE GRAVITY WATER AND A SPRING IS THE DISCHARGE POINT...

Jewelry Making: Solder Pastes, fume redirection, jewelrs bench set-up
fume redirection, jewelrs bench set-up, respirators: Hello Hannah, A respirator will help, Ask jewelers how many actually wear one religiously! Do get one with cartridges that protect your respiratory system against fumes and particulate matter, but if you want to really help yourself and your...

Jewelry Making: How to get a satin finish, durable satin, surface scratches
durable satin, surface scratches, silver layer: Hi Eva, Well, you have done everything in the right way. The problem is not in the finish but in the silver. I will recommend you to use ARGENTIUM SILVER, it does not tarnishes at all and it is a great material to work with. Check this link for more information,...

Jewelry Making: silverplate, bamboo skewer, ferrous metals
bamboo skewer, ferrous metals, plastic utensil: Hello Nikki, yes, you can try to remove it with 1) hydrogen peroxide , 3 tbsp. in a pint of hot water- dip it in ( no steel or iron containing tweezers to remove it- use a bamboo skewer, or better yet tie a piece of unwaxed dental floss to the piece...

Jewelry Making: Torch Recommendation and Safety, butane torch, gemstone bead
butane torch, gemstone bead, roseco: Hello Michelle, I am writing again as I believe the first response was lost days ago.I apologize. Let me say I am not a fan of the little torch by smith- far too expensive and a butane torch does virtually the same things- without the ability to change...

Jewelry Making: wedding band maker and approx. age, government of italy, great grandmother
government of italy, great grandmother, political struggles: Hello Heather. I have researched the ring markings further and am afraid that given what resources I have there is no maker s mark found that fits your ring s marks. Scandinavian, and Belgian marks were not compulsory from 1838 - 1972 as such it is...

Jewelry Making: 3m anti tarnish strips, anti-tarnish strips, 3M
anti-tarnish strips, 3M, silver tarnish protection: Hello Louise, I apologize for the delay I was on vacation from AllExperts when your question came in! Rio Grande sells both sunshine polishing cloths and 3M anti-tarnish strips, Contenti sells the strips, not the cloths, Fire Mountain sells both at...

Jewelry Making: Coating Rings, base metal sealants, sealing copper containing jewelry
base metal sealants, sealing copper containing jewelry: Hello Dee, Yes, you can use marine varnish, regular nail polish ( clear) or an acrylic based varnish available at x marts in the craft paint section.Marine varnish being the longest lasting and will seal the metal, the others needing coats...

Jewelry Making: Question regarding ring, sterling silver bead, colored pearls
Jewelry Making: Question regarding ring, sterling silver bead, colored pearls, strand

Jewelry Making: fire assay of gold, drilling holes, personal belief
drilling holes, personal belief, refining services: Hello Chandrakat, The surcharge is an extra fee the company is trying to assess in refining the sample you are submitting for settlement so they can arrive at the truest karat of the sample you submit. It is unnecessary if you are sending them a serial...

Jewelry Making: heating silverware in a kiln, electricity usage, plated silver
electricity usage, plated silver, orange red: Hello Kana, I m guessing you want to know about annealing silverware for making fork bracelets, etc. I would need to know what kind of silver though you are working with as plated silver is a different story and process in that you can melt...

Jewelry Making: heirloom ring question, jewelry designers, plano texas
jewelry designers, plano texas, weatherford: Hi Christina, Usually the jewelers or jewelry designers/manufacturers will put their name/ initials/ logo next to the karat mark and this might be that case in your ring. The easiest way to find out who this jeweler were/are is contacting Jewelers of...

Jewelry Making: jewellery marks, willow twig, liver of sulfur
willow twig, liver of sulfur, graphite powder: Hello Jessie, quickly there are 2 options. rub some graphite powder ( available at hardware stores) into the shank,that may highlight it enough, if not liver of sulphur dissolved in a little warm water ( a grape sized piece to a cup of water) may...

Jewelry Making: Making money clips, and rings, soldering stainless steel, surface oxides
soldering stainless steel, surface oxides, potassium fluoride: Dear Phillip, Potassium fluoride is the flux to soldering stainless steel with brass or silver solder Ordinary lead/tin solder will often work if the stainless surface is cleaned of oxides first. Remember that stainless gets its name from the fact...

Jewelry Making: Question regarding ring, sterling silver ring, modern jewelry
sterling silver ring, modern jewelry, amber stone: Dear Kim, The ring looks real on the picture but the details are a little hard to see, however I made some research and did not find any records for AMBER RING made around that time but, it does not mean that there was none made. I am attaching two links...

Jewelry Making: Removing heat scaling after soldering, sterling silver wire, aluminum container
sterling silver wire, aluminum container, nickel plate: Well, now it is a different story. If that is the case, at this point the next step will be polish the bracelet and silver or nickel plate it. Seems to me like you have over heated the bracelet, next time use easy silver solder and you will see the difference....

Jewelry Making: soldering with onyx or jet, heat shield, vigor fire protectant paste
heat shield, vigor fire protectant paste, soldering: Hello Danielle, I love Vigor s heat shield and yes, it should be adequate. Water is not necessary as it can wash off the flux and ruin the procedure. However, wet wadded newsprint is a good alternative to protecting the stone and in case you run...

Jewelry Making: alloying 18k white gold, pure gold, white gold
pure gold, white gold, palladium: Hi Simon, I am a little confused with your question but I will try my best to respond to your question in the most accurate way. To start, you normally don t use silver in the combination you asked, I will give you the following formulas that are commonly...

Jewelry Making: broken damaged gold, gold necklaces, bristol england
gold necklaces, bristol england, loads of money: Hi LOr, Yes it is possible, First you should go to few jewelers before you make a decision. Make sure you find the weight of all pieces together before you give it to a jeweler. Some jewelers will not make the new piece to the total amount of gold you...

Jewelry Making: diamond necklace, flat nose pliers, diamond tennis
flat nose pliers, diamond tennis, diamond necklace: Hi Pat, Well, that is a common problem on tennis bracelets/necklaces, it happens after the pins that hold the links together get worn and all gets loose. This is a considerably easy fix, take to a local jeweler and ask him/her to use a Parallel Action...

Jewelry Making: Gold Mark, gold 18k, white gold
Jewelry Making: Gold Mark, gold 18k, white gold

Jewelry Making: problem with liver of sulfur, earrings, liver
Jewelry Making: problem with liver of sulfur, earrings, liver, torch

Jewelry Making: Gold Mark, jewelry makers, gold mark
jewelry makers, gold mark, gold bands: Dear Julie, The letter M does not show in the regulations as any sort of mark for the quality of gold, I cannot tell from thousands of jewelry makers who M might be. But I can tell you that the mark is likely the makers mark and means nothing more....

Jewelry Making: heating a sterling silver bell cap, surface oxidation, denatured alcohol
surface oxidation, denatured alcohol, silver bell: Hi Dave, Yes, you can heat silver to make it softer and malleable to work on it in an easier way. Before you do that you must dip it in a mixture of boric acid and denatured alcohol to prevent surface oxidation of the metal. After heating it you immerse...

Jewelry Making: problem with liver of sulfur, sterling silver pieces, liver of sulfur
sterling silver pieces, liver of sulfur, colur: Hola Flora, If you are from Spain then you must speak Spanish....right? me too. Well, to start seems to me like your liver of sulfur solution is too old reason why it is not darkening your silver but making it yellow. I am not sure the kind of piece...

Jewelry Making: Silverplate Platter, zinc copper, copper nickel
zinc copper, copper nickel, nickel alloy: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your question, Nickel silver also called German Silver actually does not contain any silver, it is a copper-nickel alloy. German Silver may also contain zinc. Copper and zinc are not foodsafe . I would suggest that you that you...

Jewelry Making: Silverware bracelets, silver plated spoons, silver metal
silver plated spoons, silver metal, tooth brush: Hi Debbie, Well, after you do all the work you should use a silicon wheel on the area that has a different color and polish it with red rush. After you do al this clean it in the ultrasonic and steam it, if you do not have the ultrasonic and steamer you...

Jewelry Making: soldering, bench jeweler, jewelry repairs
bench jeweler, jewelry repairs, jool: Hi Jet, All depends in how heavy the shank is but most commonly we use Kool Jool, it protects jewels from heat damage while soldering. The jewel will stay cool if flame is used for soldering. Rinses off in plain water. With OPALS you have to be extra...

Jewelry Making: Annealing electroplated silver, surface thermometers, alcohol mix
surface thermometers, alcohol mix, denatured alcohol: Hi Irving, Well, all depends in how big/heavy the item is. If it is a pair of earrings all you need is 2 minutes but if it is a bangle bracelet you will need 5 minutes, if it is a heavy solid plate you will need up to 10 minutes. I must remind you that the...

Jewelry Making: adding stones to engagement ring, future ring, five stones
future ring, five stones, jewelry store: Hi Kristy, First of all there is no melting in the process of sizing a ring smaller. There is no problem to set extra stones on the sides and if I was doing it I will recommend to set them pave style or Gipsy setting. You can also set the stones on prongs...

Jewelry Making: adding stones to engagement ring, future ring, five stones
future ring, five stones, jewelry store: Hello Kristy. I have no idea what a past present future ring is....but The ring - as it is set with stones - will be cut at the underside of the shank and then re-soldered, which is sort of how a ring is made in the first place. Simple straightforward....

Jewelry Making: jewellery's, jewelery shop, jewelry school
jewelery shop, jewelry school, precious metals: Hi Vimal, Well, to start you must have some knowledge about gold, silver and diamonds. I am sure there is some kind of Jewelry School in the area where you reside. If you want to be a gold retailer you need a good chunk of money to invest in your project...

Jewelry Making: melt gold and add to existing peice, jewler, tin foil
jewler, tin foil, new gold: Hi Scott, No, you can t do it that way but, the jeweler can put a piece on the back of the pendant to make it look solid, it will be hollow but will look solid. Another way to do it is to make a robber mold of it and then cast a new piece, that will be as...

Jewelry Making: Plating White Gold, rhodium plating, jewelry dealer
rhodium plating, jewelry dealer, gold plate: Hello Thomas, The Rhodium plating is the right decision to gold plate the white gold, there is no such thing as platinum plating therefore please do not let people fool you with the idea of platinum plating The rhodium plating usually wears in 2 to...

Jewelry Making: Choosing an anvil, metal dowels, ring mandrel
metal dowels, ring mandrel, bench tools: Greetings , Sounds to me as if you don t need an anvil. I d be thinking more along the line of silver smithing forming stakes. Like this: http://www.riogrande.com/MemberArea/ProductPage.aspx?assetname=112564&page=GRID&category%7ccategory_root%7c120=Bench+Tools+and+Equipment&category%7ccat_120%7c318=Hammers+and+Mallets&t=s...

Jewelry Making: jewlery, cajamarca, business design
cajamarca, business design, lots of money: Well, if you are interested in learning I will find you a good school in FL. Please contact me at masterjeweleroc@aol.com or locorla@yahoo.com to give you some more advice in the meantime I will check with some friends in FL about the school. Orlando Cajamarca...

Jewelry Making: Necklace Repair, silversmith, laser cut
silversmith, laser cut, 2 pieces: Hello, Sounds like it would probably need to be lead soldered and then re-plated. To be honest, I dont know anyone who might be able to fix this in Sydney, but if you send a picture, I might be able to do it in adelaide. Hope that helps, P Otherwise, you...

Jewelry Making: snap tight, pink sapphires, bezel setting
pink sapphires, bezel setting, wall thickness: Greetings, I m not exactly sure what you re asking. I m assuming that you re talking about a bezel setting and in this case the wall thickness should be about 0.6mm, so you d be wanting to use a setting that is close to 5.7mm. Ordinarily a jeweller would...

Jewelry Making: chocolate pave earrings, 14k ring, style number
14k ring, style number, manufacturing company: Hi Pamela, I doubt 525 has been used as a mark for gold. If so, it would represent a metal of 52.5% gold or 12.6 karat which is not a real commercial karat for gold. The 14k mark is what a 14k ring should say, or the numbers 585. Take a close look...

Jewelry Making: deep orange stone testing 8+ in Aunt ring, pawn shop, orange stone
pawn shop, orange stone, yellow stones: Hi Jo Lynn, I am in Michigan myself, to start there is many different yellow stones out there, I would love to have a picture of the ring to have a better idea and help you better but, the easiest way to clean it is by using a tooth brush with some tooth...

Jewelry Making: gold jewellery making health, irritating noises, gold jewellery
irritating noises, gold jewellery, health question: Dear Murari, Sorry to hear the situation in your area. Here is some of the problems you might face on the fumes of this metals assuming that this Company is producing jewelry by tons, Copper is a toxic metal that is ubiquitous in modern world, Beer and...

Jewelry Making: hallmarks, gold karat, karats
gold karat, karats, trademark symbol: Hi Greg, The initials on the ring might be from the person who gave the ring or received the ring, the number 15 and 625 are the symbols of the gold karat, in the 40 s, 50 s and 60 s there was few Companies that used to manufacture 15 karats gold jewelry...

Jewelry Making: annealing epns, residual stresses, solution treatment
residual stresses, solution treatment, silverwork: Hi Carol, Thanks for the pictures, I can see the reason for your disappointment and frustration. Silverware is made either of sterling silver—925 parts silver to 75 parts another metal, stainless steel, or a silver-plated base metal perhaps copper—or has...

Jewelry Making: black antique, background effects, class rings
background effects, class rings, dark background: Hi Bhupesh Dolas, I am not sure what the content is but it is used for highlighting or obtaining subtle dark background effects. Provides a dark, matte, antique finish to class rings or any other jewelry. Adheres to metal and dries in minutes. After...

Jewelry Making: how to blacken silver color aluminum chain, copper nitrate, acid copper
copper nitrate, acid copper, potassium permanganate: Hi Elizabeth, You will need three chemicals. These are: Nitric Acid, Copper Nitrate, and Potassium Permanganate. You will also need water either distilled or deionized. Take: water 3 quarts or 750ml Add Acid 1/2...

Jewelry Making: butane torches, butane torches, butane torch
butane torches, butane torch, propane tanks: Hi Kay, Not necessary objections I have to use it but, it does not create/have the strength/power needed to melt gold/silver solder. However, if the place/school where you are taking the class uses it then they should provide/recommend the right torch...

Jewelry Making: Delft clay casting, prongs, mold
prongs, mold, good luck: Hi Eugen, Yes you can but, you have to cast the prongs in your mold. Silver is a very soft metal to work with and setting in prongs is a very easy task. Make sure you add prongs or a basket to the mold you want to cast, use plenty of vents for the metal...

Jewelry Making: annealing epns
Jewelry Making: annealing epns

Jewelry Making: About Gemology and business!, laboratory class, gemology
laboratory class, gemology, educational center: Hi Yunus, There is one school not to say the only one with the accreditation you need in this career, GIA. You can take the Gemology class on the Internet and take the laboratory class in the nearest state if not in the State you reside. The web site...

Jewelry Making: Jewlery Making, niman marcus, metal jewelry
niman marcus, metal jewelry, wal mart: Hi Talisha, To start forever 21 sells METAL JEWELRY that is very unsafe to ware. If you feel like you have the talent to design jewelry you have to document every piece you draw with date and time, make yourself a nice folder with everything you have, make...

Jewelry Making: jewelry dipped in gold, gold coat, jewelry store
gold coat, jewelry store, white gold: Hi Jay, To start silver is not more expensive in the stock market, there will be no difference if you dip the chain in 14k white gold it will stay only for e short time and the cost of it does not justify it. I am not sure what the guy is talking...

Jewelry Making: leather wrap bracelet, toggle clasp, jump rings
toggle clasp, jump rings, lana: Hi Lana, The choice is yours, remember the toggle clasp has jump rings on each side and in most cases you can open and close it therefore, whichever way you want to make the bracelet adding the clasp is not a problem at all. Hope it helps, Orland...

Jewelry Making: Tejido bizantino (trizantino), cajamarca, mires
cajamarca, mires, dudas: Hola Olga, Gracias por tu pregunta, no es muy complicado y veo que ya tienes experiencia en este trabajo por lo tanto te mando el link para que mires el video en youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNuzqEtCt5A Espero te ayude mejor que cualquier...

Jewelry Making: Different types of finishes on silver, jewelery, different kinds
jewelery, different kinds, copper: Hi Cyrus, I will be more than happy to help you. You can go to the following links to learn a bit more about the silver finishes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hav5UE5MZD8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V08fF9FSMNk&feature=related http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/jewelry-finishing-update.htm...

Jewelry Making: Ontario Canada jewelry maker, kitchener waterloo, south western ontario
kitchener waterloo, south western ontario, jewelry maker: Hi Carolyn, I am very sorry about your Mother pass, I don t know anybody in that area that will have the knowledge and equipment to do what you want, if you are interested in having it made in jewelry I would suggest to check here, www.ocjdesigns.com ...

Jewelry Making: Paints for metal jewelry, enamel paint, metal paint
enamel paint, metal paint, gold paint: Hi Mily, There is no gold paint that will match the gold plating and stay. There is cold enamel that you might be able to use in your projects. Please check with www.stuller.com or www.riogrande.com for supplies. Hope it helps Orlando www.ocjdesigns.co...

Jewelry Making: White coating on silver after pickling, emery paper, silver colour
emery paper, silver colour, borax: HI Jane, It will not affect to the jewelry in any way but it is very dangerous for your health because it produces lots of fumes and you are breathing it. I will recommend you to get a different king of pickle stuff. Please check with your local supplier....

Jewelry Making: Earring replacement, chandelier earrings, finished metal
chandelier earrings, finished metal, cajamarca: Hi Kat, Be at peace, it is not a problem to duplicate this design. There is a lot of people who specialize in beaded jewelry, all you have to do is check on the Internet, ebay or craigslist is a good source, once you find someone who makes beaded jewelry...

Jewelry Making: Silver???, metal sculptor, white hope
metal sculptor, white hope, simple tests: Hi Alfonso, To begin with if the silverware is silver it should have a marking of STERLING or 925 on it, if it does not have any of these markings then most likely it is BRASS SILVER PLATED. When melting the silverware, if it is SILVER it will melt very...

Jewelry Making: Gold plating?, orlando fl area, shiny gold
orlando fl area, shiny gold, grey color: Hello Bob, It is very easy fix, take it to any Jeweler in the area (small shop with 1 or 2 people operation) all they have to do is polish it with red rush and after cleaning it gold plate it. This process should not cost more than $25 and takes between...

Jewelry Making: Pouring molten metal (Silver or Gold), iron mold, leather apron
iron mold, leather apron, pig iron: Hi Ivan, Glad to know you keep practicing such a great trade. The answer is very simple, the iron mold has been too cold. It should be heated to at least 700 degrees (with the torch) before pouring any metal in it, by doing this any oil or dust will be...

Jewelry Making: sealing jewelry, copper patina, nickel plate
copper patina, nickel plate, silver pieces: Dear Sandee, It is the effect of the acids that our body expels through sweat, I will recommend you to nickel plate all your silver jewelry and see if it makes any difference, it has worked for other cases like yours. Hope it helps, Orlando Cajamarca...

Jewelry Making: Alexandrite & Silver?, alexandrite stone, rainbow of colors
alexandrite stone, rainbow of colors, memorabilia store: Hi Chantelle, To begin with, Alexandrite is a very rare stone and therefore very expensive, I have not found any Alexandrite set in silver in my 30+ years in the business but it does not mean that someone did not have it set in such metal. I will test...

Jewelry Making: acetelyne gas - starting up, acetylene gas, mini torch
acetylene gas, mini torch, propane gas: Hi Katie, To start I will suggest you not to use Acetylene gas to work with jewelry, it is too dirty and dangerous. It is better to use PROPANE GAS or Natural gas, you can use the tank from the BBQ and just get the extension to your needs, I will recommend...

Jewelry Making: acetylene gas, acetylene gas, apologies
acetylene gas, apologies, good luck: Hello Katie, Apologies for the delay. Simply put, get the smallest tanks. You may decide that you don t wish to continue, also they are much easier to move around and handle. Well this is based upon my knowledge in Australia. I would use D size see https://boc.com.au/boc_sp/au/resources/gas_literature.asp?nav=2...

Jewelry Making: Broken Wedding Band, wedding set, jeweller
wedding set, jeweller, wedding band: Hello Emily, I ve been away as my Grandmother passed away...in her 103rd year. Anyhow, this sounds quite straightforward. Any competent jeweller should be able to repair this. However, if the ring is really worn out - thus perhaps causing the break - then...

Jewelry Making: Soldering sterling silver, soap and water, silver content
Jewelry Making: Soldering sterling silver, soap and water, silver content, tumbler

Jewelry Making: Necklace, express post, thanks for your patience
express post, thanks for your patience, silver wire: Hello Carolyn, My apologies for the delay....but it has been a veritable madhouse here. Days became weeks and I still wasn t getting to the stack of work. Anyhow good new beings, I ve repaired your necklace. I was unable to solder it as the gems are only...

Jewelry Making: Soldering sterling silver, micro torch, filigree jewelry
micro torch, filigree jewelry, sterling silver: Greetings, Every time you heat your silver you normalise it. The only way I know to avoid the normalisation is to use the lowest melting point solder, and very low heat. Use of a micro-torch will help as well - this means you that the heating is specified...

Jewelry Making: Tea Set, silver tea, polishing machine
silver tea, polishing machine, sterling silver: Greetings, If it is in fact silver then it should be possible to polish it or have it polished by a jeweller/silversmith. If it s not silver then it will have to be re-plated. First of all you could trying Silvo - the age old remedy. If this doesn t...

Jewelry Making: creating a new casting for a bracelet, kitchen scales, gold buyer
kitchen scales, gold buyer, gold bracelets: Greetings, Using some local vernacular, that sounds like a load of bollocks to me. Maybe, get a basic weight with some good kitchen scales ( or be completely cheeky and take the bracelets to a local gold buyer pretending to be selling them ) and let...

Jewelry Making: Jewelry Making, white gold, palladium
white gold, palladium, wedding band: Hey Nicole, Never ever heard of this problem, but the only issue as far as I know would be wearing with different harnesses...not reactive. And this happens with any rings worn next to each other. And besides, Palladium is one of the ingredients in W Gold....

Jewelry Making: From Gemstone to Jewelry ?, emerald gemstone, dear peter
emerald gemstone, dear peter, finished piece: OK, if it is in fact 69ct then it should be about 40~45mm+ across ie almost 2 inches. This is really too big for jewellery and I would suggest that if it is a real emerald then it should be kept in a safe. You could likely have it made into a brooch, and...

Jewelry Making: Replacing enamel paint on Sterling Silver, breast cancer awareness, car touch up paint
breast cancer awareness, car touch up paint, cancer awareness charms: Greetings, You should be able to remove it with a scorper, or scalpel - using it with care. I would use car touch up paint as this will give you the hardest / most flexible result. The best tip is to take your time and use magnification. Good Luck,...

Jewelry Making: BRUSH ON GOLD PLATE ON ORGANICS, shell collection, gold plating
shell collection, gold plating, gold plate: Hello, I ve explained this before, but as far as I know, the is no such thing. You d have to paint the shells with elctro-dag and then electro plate the shells. A simpler - and studio based - method would be the old school method of gold leaf application....

Jewelry Making: Resin Coated real Flower
Jewelry Making: Resin Coated real Flower

Jewelry Making: Propane Torches, smith little torch, propane torches
smith little torch, propane torches, pencil torch: Dave, Pencil torches are fine for very small jobs on silver, or perhaps attaching a jump ring to chain with 14-18 kt gold.No major heat requirements, no extended time with the flame on as in melting or reclaiming metals. Avoid the bernzomatic blue...

Jewelry Making: Resin Coated real Flower, demitasse spoon, bamboo skewer
demitasse spoon, bamboo skewer, open bloom: Hello Kurt, Sorry for the delay in answering but it s Carnival time here in New Orleans... You are on the right track with the silica gel preceding resin preservation. If the flowers are thick petaled ( gardenias, tuberose, etc.) you may want...

Jewelry Making: recasting yellow gold, hamilton ontaro, jewellery store
hamilton ontaro, jewellery store, toronto hamilton: Hi Brenda, It is not that bad at all, I will like to know the design you have and the amount of gold you have for such project. Make sure you deal with a reputable but not expensive jeweler, if you have all the metal you should not pay more than $300 for...

Jewelry Making: victorian cuff links, canadian souvenir, canadian currency
canadian souvenir, canadian currency, souvenir spoons: Hello Laurie, Unfortunately i can t tell you much more about the company than you have already found out.They stopped producing in about 1910 at which time they were bought out by Breadner manufacturing co. that continued to make spoons and more...

Jewelry Making: Butane Pencil Torch, disposable canisters, pencil torch
disposable canisters, pencil torch, poor quality control: Hi David, No need for a new torch set, all you have to do is use a smaller tip on the existing torch, you can also make a tip, all you have to do is solder a piece of silver tube of the size you want and at least 1/2 inch long to the tip of your torch and...

Jewelry Making: flatware, brasstown nc, sick mother
brasstown nc, sick mother, lateness: Hello Jim, The John C. Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown NC, USA may be just the place. Could you tell me if you want to make art-flatware or traditional silversmithing style pieces? Also, please accept my apologies for the lateness of my reply...

Jewelry Making: Handmade Jewelry and Lead Exposure, jewelry necklaces, handmade jewelry
jewelry necklaces, handmade jewelry, ceramic plates: Greetings, I d say the risk is really minimal. Lead ingress is usually from ingesting food - hot food or soaking - in lead ceramics. Can t see how this would be the same for jewels. However, I m sure you could get a metal lacquer spray if you are really...

Jewelry Making: does the have markings, loose diamond, sparkly
loose diamond, sparkly, naked eye: Hello, I dont really understand your question. If your diamond is laser engraved, then it s unlikely you d be able to see it with your naked eye. Often inclusion are visible from underneath, but not from the top. Really hard to say with the limited information...

Jewelry Making: silver stamped 925, sterling jewelry, time and patience
sterling jewelry, time and patience, wholesale buyers: Hello Mona, 1) Absolutely NOT- you can t trust anything from China stamped with any fineness /assay mark- i.e.- much Tiffany & Co. NY sterling jewelry counterfeited in China (and largely sold on eBay) looks and seems like the real thing right ...

Jewelry Making: Casting Aluminum, casting aluminum, wax method
casting aluminum, wax method, melting points: Greetings, I m not too sure that this is possible, mainly because aluminium is difficult to melt and keep in a liquid state without oxidising. My understanding is that it needs to be done under controlled oxygen free environment - also because the melting...

Jewelry Making: Welding Jewelry, diamond
Jewelry Making: Welding Jewelry, diamond

Jewelry Making: Melting down Gold, hope taht, detail settings
hope taht, detail settings, old gold: Greetings, In theory this is possible and quite simple...in fact people have been doing it for thousands of years and your gold may in fact contain some of the silver that Judas was bribed with. Anyhow, dependant upon the type of gold you should be able...

Jewelry Making: Welding Jewelry, cyanoacrylate, finger ring
cyanoacrylate, finger ring, rivets: Greetings, I think I d try to use to sort of tabs as part of the shank or detail that can be bent around the other piece of metal. That would be the most efficient and fastest way of fixing the piece to the other. Alternatively you could consider using...

Jewelry Making: silver soldering with micro torch, propane torch, micro torch
propane torch, micro torch, sharp point: Greetings Ami, Using a micro torch is really similar to a bigger propane torch, however with the addition of oxygen it burns a lot hotter. It s hard to know what the problem is with your soldering; however, like other soldering both pieces to solder should...

Jewelry Making: source of chandelier earring findings in 14K (or higher), chandelier earring findings, earrings chandelier
chandelier earring findings, earrings chandelier, chandelier earrings: Greetings, I m not in the US so don t know your trading terms, but I would have thought that if you are a producer then you should be able to purchase from CGM. Afterall, a retailer would still have to assemble the units....and in my experience, most of...

Jewelry Making: Aluminium Adjustable rings, hope taht, finger ring
hope taht, finger ring, thanks in advance: Hello Again, I think there would be two options. Either you work with the aluminium and find what thickness is not too thick, not too thin, whilst still giving both flex and strength. Perhaps this would be achieved by using flatter and wider stock for...

Jewelry Making: Three Finger Ring, three fingers, finger ring
three fingers, finger ring, good luck: Greetings, I wouldn t have thought that it would be too important for them to fit perfectly as they would stay in fairly easily over the three fingers. You d probably wnat to make them in three different sizes for small medium and large hands. Good Luck,...

Jewelry Making: Belt Buckle Ring, birmingham assay office, belt buckle
birmingham assay office, belt buckle, gold belt: Howdy, From your description, it s 18Kt and was assayed at the Birmingham Assay Office. The lower case r would suggest it was assayed in 1916, however the 1952 c looks quite a lot like a lower case r and has caused confusion in the past. Value? Well,...

Jewelry Making: Best way of melting silver bullion, silver bullion, cajamarca
silver bullion, cajamarca, crucible: Hi Dan, I am sorry for my late response, if you have some knowledge of jewelry making all you have to do is melt the metal in a crucible then pour it in the 1 oz. square mold, if you don t have the tools and knowledge then you should take to a local jeweler...

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Jewelry Making: .925 silver, ingot mold, graphite mold
ingot mold, graphite mold, sterling silver 925: Hello, It could have simply been through not enough heat. If a crucible becomes too coated with borax, heat the empty crubile bowl and then hold the crucible on its side with heat still on... should drop any excess borax. Soak in a 10% solution of sulphuric...

Jewelry Making: Brown patina on silver, brown patina, time israel
brown patina, time israel, real art: Israel, A lot depends on the percentage of Silver in your item. Bleach works as does Sulfur Dioxide The Exposure concentration and time are the real art to getting the right shade you are after. To darken, mix enough bleach and water into your container...

Jewelry Making: cleaning silver plated jewelry after firing, silver plating, cajamarca
silver plating, cajamarca, silver color: Hellthere, There is no way to clean the burned marks on SILVER PLATED items, once you burn the plating which is just a coat of silver you will not be able to get the silver color back on the spoons/forks, it needs to be plated again. Hope it helps, ...

Jewelry Making: fishbone chain supplier, brass chain, curb chain
brass chain, curb chain, fire mountain: I found one that was a little Pricey but it depends on how much you want to buy: http://www.ohiobeads.com/catalog/antique-brass-chain-fancy-textured-fishbone-chain-chain-foot-p-1639.html It does drop with over 50 I found one Korean supplier that requires...

Jewelry Making: hardening origami, resin beads, flower beads
resin beads, flower beads, gymnastics coach: Beth, I would like to say I m an expert at origami bead making but it just isn t so.... I did however find a link at ehow that has some great ideas and sources for epoxy to help you with your project. : http://www.ehow.com/how_8018971_resin-beads.html ...

Jewelry Making: the perfect seam, flex shaft, wire rings
flex shaft, wire rings, silver platinum: Hello, to begin with your answer, there is no soldering joints with no light. You never mentioned if you are using FLUX in your joints, flux is the material that makes your solder flow and must be used at all times when soldering gold, silver, platinum, etc....

Jewelry Making: The perfect soldering seam, flex shaft, wire rings
flex shaft, wire rings, hand oil: Jess, It is a problem and it s not easy to solve. I have found that most of the time when sizing rings. it was easier to use wire to weld rather than solder. It almost always eliminated any joint, however even then it was very important to have a clean surface...

Jewelry Making: ring mounts, fire mountain gems, stuller settings
fire mountain gems, stuller settings, finished jewelry: I can suggest a few mfgs that may have what you wont, Fire Mountain Gems: hhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/onlinecatalog.asp?navsrc=1 Rio Grande: http://www.riogrande.com/Category/Findings-and-Finished-Jewelry/132/Rings/5658 Stuller Settings: http://www.stuller.com/browse/jewelry/...

Jewelry Making: Question about resizing, better business bureau, gold grade
better business bureau, gold grade, 14k ring: I don t know if it illegal in your area however if it s not should be . If I were you I would go back and ask them to please put a 14 karat plum sizing piece in your ring at no charge to you. It is sad that 1 rotten apple has to spoil the whole bunch many...

Jewelry Making: Resizing ring with lower grade gold., carat gold, gold grade
carat gold, gold grade, grade gold: Hi Laura, I am sorry to hear what happened to you, it is not legal and not professional either. I am very surprised that a jeweler will do this to you, if you want to take this matter to a higher level you could at any time but I will recommend you to talk...

Jewelry Making: Resizing ring with lower grade gold., gold grade, grade gold
gold grade, grade gold, 14k ring: Dear Laura, Not legal, if you want to take the problem to the next level you could but, try talking to the jeweler and get your money back in full or take to Court and he will not only refund your money but also attorneys fees not counting loss of reputation...

Jewelry Making: Lost stone from ring, linde star sapphire, natural sapphires
linde star sapphire, natural sapphires, lost stone: Hi Jill, I am sorry to hear about the problem you have gone through with your ring, to start I have no idea what the size of the star sapphire was, there is natural star sapphires that you can buy for $300, there is also clarity, type of blue like medium...

Jewelry Making: Precious Metal Clay&fine silver, precious metal clay, 14ct gold
precious metal clay, 14ct gold, genuine gold: I have been very busy moving and didn t have time to research your question but didn t appreciate the 4 in knowlegability however here is the information you require: http://redwriteblue.com/metalclay/metalclay.html It seems like it should be a lot of...

Jewelry Making: Re-Making Wedding Band, comfort fit band, 14k white gold
comfort fit band, 14k white gold, gold wire: It might be possible but probably unnecessary. Depending on the type of band and the thickness a good jeweler can probably round the inside edge of the band and make it a comfort fit without having to melt down the band and encoure a lot of extra expense and...

Jewelry Making: re-make wedding band.. as the same band, 14k white gold, sentimental value
14k white gold, sentimental value, cajamarca: Hi Kaitlin, sorry to hear that, it is not a problem at all to do what you want, it is something that a good jeweler can do in no more than 2 hours and the charges should not be more than $100.00 If you take this to the same jeweler please tell him that before...

Jewelry Making: Gold Ring Marking, aqua regia, gold stripes
aqua regia, gold stripes, electronic tester: Well Dave, Thanks for the question, here is a link to the Trade mark page that may have the star you mentioned.: http://www.illusionjewels.com/costumejewelrymarkss.html That doesn t mean it s Gold. in fact if it isn t stamped it probably isn t unless...

Jewelry Making: Painting etched silver, home depot thanks, glass enamel
home depot thanks, glass enamel, glass enameling: Shaun, Thanks for the question I have been trying to find the formula for the catalyst but it is Very secret as are most epoxy formulas for enamel hardening agents. They are also precise and the wrong combination may stay soft and not harden or Crack and...

Jewelry Making: antique metal bangle, aqua regia, clouds in the sky
aqua regia, clouds in the sky, internet queries: Donna, Thanks for the question. The bracelet is a beautiful piece. A great example of Planishing chasing and Repousse you might like to view this short video I found on you tube to understand a little of how it was made. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZOZstbluL0&feature=related...

Jewelry Making: Supfuric acid, sodium hydrogen carbonate, protective eye wear
sodium hydrogen carbonate, protective eye wear, calcium magnesium carbonate: Jessica, I found a couple of alternates for you as well as a couple of ways to dispose of the H2SO4 (Sulfuric Acid) . First you might want to wear protective Eye wear and gloves and read these cautions on handling H2SO4: http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/chemical/5193...

Jewelry Making: oxidizing white gold, spanish galleon, composite piece
spanish galleon, composite piece, diamond jewelry: You might have some difficulty matching it exactly unless you knew what Devon used, sometimes designers are very secretive about those type of things. but any good jeweler should be able to gradually oxidize it to match if you have the color you want to go...

Jewelry Making: Silver solder, rancourt, white gold
rancourt, white gold, melting temperature: Henry Sorry I didn t get back to you sooner my email has been down. 10k is typically for Gold not silver. There are many different temperatures of Silver and white gold solder. It depends upon which one you use. Easy flow Gold solder melts around 1150F and...

Jewelry Making: Cleaning stain from jewelry, texture 2, light texture
texture 2, light texture, designer bracelet: Thanks for all the info. The slight finish might make the job more difficult on the top however you are probably safe on the inside to try a light rouge hand cloth on the stain. I have found that sometimes a simple non invasive approach is best to start with....

Jewelry Making: Liver of Sulphur Effects on Silver and Gold, household bleach, piece of gold
household bleach, piece of gold, muriatic acid: John, They all do oxidize however as with anything the one that smells the worst is usually the best...or at least it was the one that I preferred to use It seemed to work with a more richer darkness. the bleach seemed to have a green tint as did the muriatic...

Jewelry Making: soldering with a microtorch, sterling silver rings, charcoal block
sterling silver rings, charcoal block, water torch: Yes the heat is focused differently. It also may depend on the type of gas you are using. I remember the time we tried out the water torch.... the tips were hypodermic needles without points but the flame was 1/10th the size and still the point of the flame...

Jewelry Making: Lost wax casting gold over ferrous metal, mixed metals, symbolic history
mixed metals, symbolic history, gold and iron: Woodie, I have asked around and done extensive research. It probably isn t the best way to try to cast directly onto Ferrous metal. the heat process of removing the wax is one thing that will tend to destroy your finish and the final fit together is also usually...

Jewelry Making: british marks, birmingham assay office, british hallmarks
birmingham assay office, british hallmarks, sapphire and diamond ring: Joyce I have found the Birmingham Assay Office a plethora of information about old hallmarks from England, their link that might answer your question is: http://www.theassayoffice.co.uk/date_letters.html As for the rose cut this site could not say it...

Jewelry Making: ring marking, tivoli website, smokey topaz
tivoli website, smokey topaz, smoky topaz: It is difficult to know where the ring came from but with the smokey topaz and the peridot stone unless they are a very unusual cut or shape it probably wasn t a particularly valuable item and the mark was just a part of a manufacture name stamp. perhaps TIVO...

Jewelry Making: Getting black coating off newly melted Gold, 18k gold jewelry, melting furnace
18k gold jewelry, melting furnace, gold weight: Jack there are a couple of ways to achieve what you want. I think the best one is to buy some sparex pickle solution and use an old crock pot to pickle the piece. It might take some time but it should remove the tarnish. Be sure and use wood or copper tweezers...

Jewelry Making: Construction Help, door hinge, jewelry supply
door hinge, jewelry supply, blue wax: Sorry I didn t get to fully answer your question the first time. I did think you would have to chat back and forth a little to get all your questions answered. 1. In order to sculpt in a latch which I believe is the best way to do it. you just need to add...

Jewelry Making: Resin dipped flowers, dipped flowers, depth measurement
dipped flowers, depth measurement, pastel paintings: Jessica, I finally heard back from The manufacture that I wrote to called Smooth on. they said that they didn t have anything designed for use with natural plants. Sorry I didn t have better news. How is your pursuit going? Chris Ps thanks for the rating....

Jewelry Making: Torch,which one???, nozzle diameter, propane torch
nozzle diameter, propane torch, propane tank: Ivan, From my experience you have the right torch. I recommend oxygen/acetylene however it is very hot and takes practice to get accustom to. Try welding some pennies together then copper wire to practice your skills before you sink your teeth into jewelry....

Jewelry Making: Melting Gold jewelry to close to .999
Jim, There are a couple of options here. Remember the gold isn t gone, simply changed form to a vapor. Also the purer the gold is the higher it temperature it melts at. If you must use a oxy/acetylene torch, I suggest you add borax flux to help contain the...

Jewelry Making: re-setting diamond
Kate this reminds me of a very interesting story, When I was for starting in the jewelry business I set a diamond for a customer similar to yourself he also wanted to watch me set his large pear shape diamond he bent over the bench and asked if I had ever...

Jewelry Making: 1900'S WATCH?, professional appraisers, clock makers
professional appraisers, clock makers, jeweler: Margaret, You might want to have the stones tested if they are real diamonds they might make the watch worth authinticating the word brass makes me think they are not, however platinum indicates they might be. It is very dificult to test and research with...

Jewelry Making: allergic reaction to nickel, rhodium plating, gold engagement ring
rhodium plating, gold engagement ring, platinum ring: Lucy, Rhodium plating should do the trick however, keeping the ring clean and the plating from rubbing off will be the challenge. In most cases the dirt is the culprit along with moisture to cause a reaction on the skin. it could be soap, as well, rinsing...

Jewelry Making: Blue rhodium, rhodium plating solution, thermo shield
rhodium plating solution, thermo shield, ceramic surface: Chelsea, Sorry I didn t get back to you sooner I was out this weekend . I found a company in Italy called Legor http://www.legor.com/index.php?pagina=pagina_generica.php&id=9 that makes the blue Rhodium plating solution however they call it http://www.legor.com/index.php?pagina=pagina_generica.php&id=462...