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What is Base Metal?

 Maybe an easier way to answer this question is to tell you what base metal is not. It isn’t precious metal (gold, pl...

Ten Random Facts about Turquoise

1. Turquoise is the birthstone for December. 2. Most turquoise deposits are in arid to semi-arid regions and found in...

A Guide to Finishes

This is by no means an exhaustive list of finishes, but it’s a good start and can be helpful when you talk to a jewel...

10 Random Facts about Topaz

Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. Enjoy some fun n’ nerdy facts about this gemstone. 1. In its natur...

Fun n’ Nerdy Facts about Opals

Here are some interesting facts about the birthstone for October: 1. Opal is a sedimentary stone that is formed from ...

Golden Milk Recipe

Cool weather is rare where I live, but as it gets closer to what should be Fall, I can’t resist pretending there’s cr...

10 Fun n’ Nerdy Facts about Sapphires

Here are some fun facts about the September birthstone 1.Sapphire is a term for all varieties of the oxide mineral co...

What is Pickle?

Pickling is something that metal smiths are doing all the time. We forget that there’s a lot we do in the jewelry-mak...

5 Tips to Keep Your Jewelry Safe This Summer

Keep your jewelry away from chlorine and salt water! Take off that jewelry before you hit the hot tub, swimming po...

Five Tips to Help You Level Up Your Zoom Game

We’re all mastering the pulled-together-look above the waist. I thought these might give you more ideas for sprucing ...

What is Rhodium?

Rhodium (ROH-dee-um) is a chemical element. It’s “Rh” on the periodic table. It’s a silver-white metal that is very r...

Jewelry is Not Indestructible

Lots of people seem to view jewelry, especially metal jewelry, as indestructible, but there are plenty of chemical re...

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