All posts tagged "turquoise"

  • Sights from Tucson 2013: Week 1

    by Rose Marion, Tucson Show Report for February 7, 2013 Days at the JOGS Show: Lots to see! We are starting our second week in Tucson with, our sister site. The JOGS Show alone has...

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Gem Profile Jan. 25: Variscite

    by Layna Palmer, Variscite Find Variscite in our Designer Cabochons on Wire-Sculpture This week we’re going to talk about another green stone; Variscite. Though not green like Demantoid or Tsavorite Garnets, Variscite is a beautiful stone...

    • Posted January 25, 2013
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 28: Wishful Turquoise

    by Layna Palmer, Turquoise, Part 3 Shop Turquoise on Wire-Sculpture We’ve reached the end of our series on Turquoise – it’s time to find out what types of "turquoise" are out there besides the natural Turquoise....

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • Gem Profile Oct. 12: Howlite

    by Rose Marion, Howlite Shop Howlite Cabochons | Shop Howlite Beads You learned last week that copper is the big element that sets turquoise apart from magnesite.  Today’s stone, howlite, is made of Calcium, Silicon, Boron,...

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Oct. 5: What is Magnesite?

    by Rose Marion, Magnesite Shop Magnesite Cabochons | Shop Magnesite Beads Magnesite is magnesium carbonate and is naturally a whiteish color with brown or cream matrix (lines running through it). Some vendors have labeled magnesite as...

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Purple Turquoise and Turquoise Facts

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Hi Dale, I have recently purchased a purple turquoise pendant drop that I want to use in a necklace. I was assured that the stone was genuine. However, in my research...

    • Posted March 14, 2011
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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 March 9: What is Blue Ocean Stone?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 09, 2010 Question: I recently had a customer ask if I have a “Blue Ocean” or “Ocean Blue” stone.  She would like a pendant made out of this stone  I can...

    • Posted March 9, 2010
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