Tips from the Jeweler's bench Ganoksin online has got some very well-presented and detailed information on the techniques used by fine jewelers, written by Charles Lewton Brain. They also offer an e-mail forum focussed on jewelry, and several lines of their own jewelry as well. The archive of the Orchid jewelry discussion group on the Ganoksin site is an excellent source of technical information on various processes and materials.
Techniques of Jewelry-making by Peter W. Rowe Some comments on many aspects of the trade by the very knowledgable moderator of the Usenet group rec.crafts.jewelry, archived here at United Artworks.
Gemology and Lapidary Pages Information on crystallography and gemstones: their properties, how they are classified, cut, and valued
Rio Grande This well-known source of jewelry tools, supplies, and materials, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, has some how-to information posted on this site that does not appear in their fairly comprehensive catalogs.
Metalworks.com- 550 Silver and Supply, a New Mexico supplier of silver, gold, brass and nickel silver stock and findings as well as the tools to manipulate them.
Hoben Davis Ltd Troubleshooting charts for jewelry casting, vulcanized molds, and wax injection.Based in LA, CA;
Precious Metals West sells gold alloys, grain and sheet, as well as special de-ox alloys, and offers custom casting and refining services. Some technical tips as well, and they will give advice by phone.
see jane draw/Jewellery Design Canadian jewelry designer Jane Parker shares tips, trade shows, gemlabs, links to tool and equipment suppliers, and other valuable information and resources.
Society of North American Goldsmiths In New Mexico, custom casting in gold and silver
Diamonds Employment opportunities, discussion groups, a show calendar, news, and more relating to the jewelry industry.
GemNet A UK-based jewelry site with some good ideas- a silent auction where anybody can put up an item for sale for a 10% commission, an e-mail forum, a virtual arcade (which would be called a mall on this side of the pond), and a good collection of world-wide jewelry and metalcraft links.
Techform- Platinum Casting for theJewelry Industry
Kernowcraft UK Gemstones and crystals for homemade jewellery.
Briolettes.com Cutters of faceted gemstones in matched and single pieces
Tekcast- pewter spincasting supplies
Paleoart sells fossils and minerals
Conquest- Manufacturers of spincasting equipmentand supplies for pewter and zinc
Jeweler's tools and machines
Gemstone liquidators? Sounds cheap...
Allen Guitar-Abalone and other inlay materials in convenient forms
Otto Frei/ Jules Borel jeweler's supplies
Castaldo latex vulcanizing rubber for wax injection
AMACO American Art Clay Company; Equipment and supplies for enameling and crafts
J.S. Ritter Jewelers Supply - tools, supplies, custom stamps too
Creative Gems and Jewelry - Gemstone, Diamonds, Gold jewelry,etc in Thailand
Metal Suppliers (an A-Z list)
Turbo Carver II - High speed carving and engraving tool
Robin Materials - exotic metals like tantalum, Hastelloy, titanium, Columbium, etc.
Wisconsin Plaza Beads, Charms, Findings and Jewelry Supplies
Quest Beads- Manufacturer and wholesale distributor of pewter components for jewelry including themed charms, beads and all connectors
The Scrimshop Fossil walrus and mammoth ivory from Alaska
Sculpt Nouveau Patina & Finishes For All Metals - Metal Finishing Products.
The Vacuum Wand Vacuum Tweezers, Pumps for Jewellers, Camera Watch Repair, Scientific Experiment
Plating Technologies for plating supplies and equipment
Gold Touch, Inc. 24 Karat Gold Plating Systems And Supplies
Micro Fasteners - Hobbyists Source - Locknuts - Washers - Machine Screws - Fasteners - Rivets - Wood Screws
Jewelry Plating.com- non-cyanide electroplating-forming equipt and solutions
Tuthill Vacuum Systems- Makers of Kinney pumps, recommended as one of the best for vaccuum investing
Jewelrythings of Providence RI Findings plus services for jewelry mfrs
Lacy West Jewelry Tools and Supplies in the UK
JETS, Inc. Jewelers Equipment, Tools, and Supplies
Legend Clay -Graphite and Sicarb Crucibles in Reno NV
Midwest Clay- polymer clay, Fimo, Fimo Soft, Sculpey, Elasticlay, Super Flex, Translucent Liquid Sculpey, Prem
Sun Country Gems - semiprecious beads
GrayWolf Galleries- rough wonderstone, dendritic gold ore
Tucson Show Guide - the Greatest Gem, Bead, Mineral and Jewelry Show on Earth!
Danville Engineering Products- micro sandblaster
New Era Gems rough cab and facet naterial
J.F. McCaughin waxes clays, and investment casting supplies
Photopolymer Plates-- make raised lettering and even moldable originals from graphics
Ney Metals - pewter also other casting and powdered metal alloys
Gemstoneworld - Facet Rough Mine-Direct for Rockhounds- on-line catalog
Micro-Mark model making tools
Tricor Metals - suppliers and fabricators of Titanium Zirconium and Tantalum
Jewelry.net - Portal to Retail jewelers, jewelry manufacturers & suppliers
Alpha Supply Inc. Lapidary and Jewelry Supplies in WA
Deco-Coat Products - UV Curable Resins
CrystalCast polyurethane resin doming system
Faceters.com Facet Rough and Gemstone Designs
Modelexpo- modelmaking tools by Proxon, supplies and kits
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