All posts tagged "gemstones"

  • Bright green Peridot Cabochon
    August Birthstones – Peridot and Sardonyx

    by Judy Ellis, Daily Wire Jewelry Tip July 29th, 2015 August Birthstone – Peridot and Sardonyx It’s starting to feel a bit like Fall is peaking around the corner, and even though I’m not ready to...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Left: Ruby wrapped with bronze wire and hung on a garnet strand. Right: Emerald-cut Pink Sapphire (27mm x 23mm x 12mm) hung on a braided satin cord. Both wrapped by Julia McCormack.
    July Birthstone – The Ruby

    by Judy Ellis, Daily Wire Jewelry Tip July 8th, 2015 July Birthstone – The Ruby Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • citrine gemstones
    Gemstone Ratings

    by Judy Ellis, Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip November 7, 2014 Today we answer a question from another of our readers. I’m sure many of us have had the same question at one time or another...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • Fall into Fall Jewelry Making

    by Judy Ellis, Wire Jewelry Tip for Sept 3, 2014 Fall into Fall Jewelry Making Fall is when the leaves come down and the kids return to school and our lives shift from leisure trips and...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • How Gemstones Are Cut – Revisited

    by Judy Ellis, Wire Jewelry Resource for August 13, 2014 How Gemstones Are Cut – Revisited Today we revisit a great video that we featured a couple of years ago. John Dyer is one of the...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Gem Profile August 30: Maw Sit Sit

    by Layna Palmer, Maw Sit Sit Gemstones In my pursuit of unusual gems to bring to your attention, I came across one that is unusually pretty and the name is just incredible!  Maw Sit Sit, pronounced...

    • Posted August 30, 2013
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  • Gem Profile May 3: Apatite

    by Layna Palmer, All About Apatite Shop New Bead Selection | Shop Apatite beads| Shop All Cabochons We’ve all played the game “One of these things is not like the other …” OK, here goes: fertilizer,...

    • Posted May 3, 2013
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 21: Turquoise Types

    by Layna Palmer, Turquoise, Part 2 Shop Turquoise on Wire-Sculpture As we learned last week, Turquoise is not only a beautiful blue color, but also a stone and a gem! Turquoise has been prized through the...

    • Posted December 21, 2012
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  • Jewelry Making Resource May 16: Gemstone Faceting

    Wire Jewelry Idea May 16: Good and Bad Gemstone Faceting by Rose Marion, Video by John Dyer If you have the budget for quality cut stones, you have to check out this video by John Dyer....

    • Posted May 16, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip August 23: Books for Identifying Rocks & Gems

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for August 23, 2011 Question: Hi, I was wondering what book(s) you would recommend buying to identify rocks and gemstones? Thank you. -Nikki in Brentwood, California Answer: Hi Nikki, oh my goodness!...

    • Posted August 22, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Wrapping Large Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have several stones that I bought before I found out about wire wrapping. They are considerably bigger than the cabs that you use to show us to wrap with, about...

    • Posted January 24, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 14: Cabochons for Wire Wrapping

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 14, 2011 Question: Hi Dale, I’ve got your book and am ready to order a cab or two to practice. Is there a difference between cabs for wire wrapping and...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Sept. 21: Emerald-Cut Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 21, 2010 Question: When seeking emerald-cut stones, what do I need to request in order to get stones beveled on the corners to facilitate prong placement? -Nancy in Ellijay, Georgia...

    • Posted September 20, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 15: Snapsets and Kiln-Fired Glass

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 15, 2010 Question: Can you use kiln-fired glass pieces you make yourself in snapsets? -Diane in Nuevo, California Answer: I see no reason you couldn’t use snapsets on your handcrafted glass....

    • Posted August 14, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 10: Identifying Rocks & Minerals

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 10, 2010 Question: I have been collecting rocks for a while, but I don’t know how to identify them. How can I learn how to identify the rocks I find? -Terri...

    • Posted August 9, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 9: Proper Care of Pearls and Opals

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 9, 2010 Question: What does “dehydrated” mean when it comes to certain types of semi-precious stones and pearls? -Lorraine in Alamosa, Colorado Answer: The pearl is one of my favorite gemstones,...

    • Posted August 8, 2010
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