All posts tagged "black"

  • Gem Profile July 6: Psilomelane

    by Rose Marion, Psilomelane Psilomelane, also rarely called psilomelanite and black hematite, is an umbrella name for manganese oxides, which are black stones. The name was chosen in 1758 and comes from the Greek for "smooth"...

    • Posted July 6, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 17: Pricing Jewelry by the Carat Weight

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 17, 2011 Question: I am creating some black onyx jewelry for an arts and crafts festival: a kind of simple design, mostly black onyx strung on bead wire with a...

    • Posted January 16, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 20: Should I Use WD-40 to Prevent Tarnishing?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 20, 2010 Question: There is an email circulating which claims that WD-40 will keep silver from tarnishing.  Is that true?  If so, how is it used to stop the tarnish? Answer: As...

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 19: Male Ring Pattern

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 19, 2010 Question: I am making my husband a ring using an oval black onyx glass bead and 20 ga sterling silver wire. What kind of pattern is used for making a...

    • Posted April 19, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 9: Cleaning Tarnish off Turquoise Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 09, 2010 Question: When I wrap turquoise pendants, they turn black in areas from the silver rubbing against them. What can I do to take this off of the gemstone? Answer: Turquoise...

    • Posted April 9, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 9: How to Keep Stainless Shot Free of Residue

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip January 09, 2010 Question: How does one keep stainless steel shot, used for tumbling a piece, free of black oxides that build up and can impart a dark residue to silver? Answer: First...

    • Posted January 9, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 5: New Drums Leaving Black on Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip January 05, 2010 Question: I just got a new Lortone tumbler and stainless steel shot.  I have heard that new drums can leave black marks on silver. Should I do something special to...

    • Posted January 5, 2010
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