All posts tagged "gemstone"

  • A collection of loose fancy sapphires and rubys, all lab-grown. Private collection, Dale Armstrong
    September Birthstone – Sapphire

    by Judy Ellis, Wire Jewelry Tip for September 2nd, 2015 September Birthstone – Sapphire Summer is coming to a close, fall is in the air and the colors are changing to warmer, deeper hues. This month’s...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Crystal Chaton Swarovski
    April Birthstone – The Diamond

    by Judy Ellis, Daily Wire Jewelry Tip April 8th, 2015 April Birthstone – The Diamond Diamonds – They might be more than just a girls best friend! As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift...

    • Posted April 8, 2015
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 14: Turquoise

    by Layna Palmer, Turquoise, Part 1 Shop Turquoise on Wire-Sculpture This week, we’re going to explore a material that is a stone, a gem and a color; Turquoise! This remarkable stone is one of the oldest...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Jewelry Resource Dec. 12: Birthstones and Gemstones

    by Rose Marion, Wire Jewelry Resource for December 12, 2012 Birthstones Every little girl learns her birthstone, so she can feel like she’s wearing jewelry that’s made just for her. Now as a wire jewelry artist,...

    • Posted December 12, 2012
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  • Jewelry Making Resource May 9: How Gemstones are Cut

    Wire Jewelry Idea May 9: How Gemstones are Cut by Rose Marion, Video by John Dyer John Dyer is one of the biggest names in the gem world, and I was fortunate to meet him briefly...

    • Posted May 9, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Contest! Name that Rock!

    by Rose Marion, Gem Profile Contest for January 20, 2012 I know we promised a Gem Profile for today, and I apologize – there’s been a change of plans! We are nearly ready to head down...

    • Posted January 20, 2012
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  • Wire Jewelry Resource: Gemstone Charts

    by Rose Marion, Wire Jewelry Idea for January 11, 2012 The tradition of birthstones is a wonderful way to make jewelry that is tailored to a person that you haven’t even met yet. Simply keeping the...

    • Posted January 11, 2012
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  • Gem Profile June 10: Prehnite

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 10, 2011 Prehnite Shop Prehnite Beads Today’s featured gem, Prehnite, is a beautiful stone, and was recently wire wrapped (right) by our June Wire Artist of the Month, Kathy Evert!...

    • Posted June 9, 2011
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  • Gem Profile June 3: Corundum

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 3, 2011 Corundum Many years ago, when developing wire jewelry techniques began taking over my life, I decided that the best way to keep my brain in “rock mode” was...

    • Posted June 2, 2011
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  • Gem Profile May 20: Ruby Zoisite

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 20, 2011 Ruby Zoisite This week’s featured gem or rock is Ruby Zoisite. We chose this interesting stone after seeing the lovely necklace made by Cathy Whitten, our Wire Jewelry...

    • Posted May 19, 2011
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  • Gem Profile May 13: Amber

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 13, 2011 Amber Our first gem profile is perfect for this time of year, when the sun finally starts to come out day after day. This sunny gem, Amber, actually...

    • Posted May 12, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 30: Tools for Drilling Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 30, 2011 Question: I have some cabs that are relatively thin and I would like to know how to drill a hole in them to allow some different types of...

    • Posted March 29, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 20: Ruby Bi-cones and Cubes

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 20, 2011 Question: Hi Dale, I love your DVDs, they have helped tremendously. I have a question about rubies. I have been trying to locate ruby bicones and cubes for...

    • Posted March 19, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Determine Gemstone Authenticity at Home

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What are some of the ways I can tell a real gemstone from a CZ or synthetic stone? I would just like a few hints that I can use such as...

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 1: Determining Carat Weight

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 1, 2011 Question: I grind and polish my own stones from rough slab pieces. How do I determine the carat weight of a finished stone? -Pamela in Plaistow, New Hampshire...

    • Posted February 28, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 27: Simulated and Cubic Zirconia Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 27, 2011 Question: What’s the difference between simulated stones and Cubic Zirconia Stones? -Robert in California, Maryland Answer: In many cases, simulated stones are made of faceted glass. Glass is...

    • Posted February 26, 2011
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