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All posts tagged "gemstone"
Daily Wire Tip: Identifying Stones and Gems
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have just started to incorporate cabochons and other larger stones into my wire work, but I’m having trouble identifying certain stones. I have a copy of Firefly Guide to Gems,...
- Posted February 17, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan. 27: Prong Ring Pattern Criteria
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 27, 2011 Question: What is the best pattern to use for a prong set ring? -Pat in Lewistown, Illinois Answer: In my opinion, true prongs need to form to whatever...
- Posted January 27, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan. 24: Tumbling Lapis and Other Natural Stones
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 24, 2011 Question: I put a lapis lazuli pendant in a rotary tumbler to harden the wire, and when I took it out, the lapis had faded. How do you...
- Posted January 23, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan. 19: Wire Wrapping Andalusite
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 19, 2011 Question: There is an abundance of Andalusite in my area. I’ve tried to work with it with little luck, as far as achieving a water shine, so I...
- Posted January 18, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan. 15: More About Multicolored CZs
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 15, 2011 Question: I’m very interested in the Lucky Stone multi colored CZs. I finally figured out the light and dark difference. Will there be a consistent color in them?...
- Posted January 14, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan 10: Eudialyte Cabochons
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 10, 2011 Question: On the cover of your book Wirework, you use a beautiful stone that you list as eudialyte. I have not been able to locate it anywhere. Can...
- Posted January 10, 2011
Daily Wire Tip: Gemstone Information & Resources
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I meet a lot of people who do not understand the difference between a lab-grown gem, which has the same crystalline structure and chemical composition as a mined gem, and a...
- Posted January 8, 2011
Daily Wire Tip: Converting Carats to Grams
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I would like to know how to convert carats to grams. Is it possible, or is the weight too small? -Linda in Sherman, Texas Answer: Not at all, Linda. 1 carat...
- Posted January 5, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Jan. 4: About Lucky Stone CZs
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 4, 2011 Question: Hello Dale, I make lots of rings using 8x10mm oval, 8mm round, and 10mm round stones. The new multi-colored CZs that were offered on the Daily Deal...
- Posted January 4, 2011
Daily Wire Tip Dec. 27: Wrapping a Pear-Shaped Cut Stone
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 27, 2010 Question: I need suggestions for wrapping a pear shaped cut stone with a point on the back. It is 17 carat. Help! Should I make a cage or...
- Posted December 27, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Dec. 11: Trillion Ring Designs
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 11, 2010 Question: I have several 12mm trillion stones that I would like to use somehow. I have searched the internet and books and I have not found any ring...
- Posted December 11, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Nov. 17: Culet Depth vs. Pavilion Length
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 17, 2010 Question: Dale, I have your prong ring DVD. Your procedure for measuring the depth of the culet was shown on the DVD. You came up with 5mm and...
- Posted November 17, 2010
Daily Wire Tip Nov. 4: Kiwi Lapis and Chinese Turquoise
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 4, 2010 Question: What are Chinese Turquoise and Kiwi Lapis? My customers always ask me if this is “real” turquoise or “real” lapis, and I don’t know the answer. Thanks!...
- Posted November 3, 2010
Daily Wire Tip May 2: Light Lapidary
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 02, 2010 Question: I have a rock about the size of a large cobble stone, beautifully patterned how can I cut (slice) it so that I can polish it and wrap it...
- Posted May 2, 2010
Daily Wire Tip April 12: How Do I Identify Unlabeled Stones and Beads?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 12, 2010 Question: In keeping with the “full disclosure to our customers” theme, do you know of a good resource to help me correctly identify all the unlabeled stones, beads, cabs, etc....
- Posted April 12, 2010
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