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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

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Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

  Can You Make New Jewelry from Old Jewelry? The answer is YES! I can take gemstones out of your old jewelry and remount them into a new piece. Pick a piece of jewelry from my website and we'll set your stone into it. Or, we can create something totally new and unique for your heirloom gems. We can also recycle your silver, gold, or platinum metal and put the proceeds towards this project. Reasons for Redesigning Your Jewelry There are tons of reasons you might want to re-purpose your old jewelry, including: Update the style of your jewelry Move...

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WJA Philadelphia - Studio Visit with Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers

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WJA Philadelphia - Studio Visit with Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers

Thank you to Joshua Hyman, GG (GIA) of Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers for spending time with us this past sunny Sunday afternoon!Josh is a 4th generation Philadelphia jeweler with an interesting journey, both on Jeweler's Row and off. He showed us the tools he uses for his appraisal work, as well as his fascinating collection of gems, minerals, and crystals. As always, he entertained us with the stories of where the different pieces of his collection came from. Right before we arrived for his lecture, he and Lauryn Volovar had just recorded their newest podcast episode of Gemology Worldwide. Make sure...

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Gemarama!

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Gemarama!

I picked up some new cabochon gemstones this weekend at Gemarama, which is hosted by the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. I realized that I've been meaning to go to this show for TEN. YEARS. My to-do list is slowly going down...

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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

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Book Review: How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Women's Jewelry Association is encouraging its members to share their favorite books related to the metals and jewelry industry. This year, I shared Emilie Shapiro's How to Create Your Own Jewelry Line. It's a book I wish I had read while I was still in college, or at least before I started up my small business! Now, I always bring it up when I meet a jeweler struggling to start their own small jewelry business. There are lots of tips and tricks that are super helpful for those of us who went to art (not...

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WJA - I Received a Grant this Year!

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WJA - I Received a Grant this Year!

The Women's Jewelry Association has had a big positive impact on my life for years. This year, I received a $500 grant for furthering my education and growing my business. I'll be putting the grant money towards Gemological Institute of America courses about diamonds and colored gemstones. Can't wait! Read the full article of award winners here.

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