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Natural vs synthetic

Today we want to share with you some facts and info to help you understand the difference between natural and synthetic gemstones. Many people don’t realize that majority of the natural gemstones are treated in the lab after they are mined. If...

Coffee, Beads, and Blogging #1: Photography, What I Learned the Hard Way

Oh, the dreaded photography subject. I am by NO means a professional on ANY level, but I can at least share with you my photography journey. And yes, I know my grammer SUCKS! I’m sure there are a few people who would say I need to go back to...

I Just Love a Good Gemstone

When I was in my twenties, I worked at a high end jewelry store and while I already had an interest in jewelry, I truly came to appreciate precious and semi-precious stones while working there. Learning about how they are created and all of the...

The Top 5 Jewelry Designers You Must Know

There are a variety of jewelry designers around the world presenting us with their creations of metals and stones. Let’s take a look at five jewelry designers from different locations worldwide that you may not have heard of but you must know....

Staging

I have, finally, learned the value of staging jewelry. I always used to laugh at the tutorials that say place candy or flowers or something relevant to your piece in the picture. I thought the jewelry sells itself. So I took simple photographs...

How to Keep Track of Inventory #1: Numbering Your Inventory

I have a system that is used in many retail stores for my SKU’s, or stock keeping units. I use a three digit category number, followed by a four digit color number, followed by a four digit item number and ending with a two digit size...

My Journey

Where to begin.. I began where everyone does I guess… an interest in all sorts of crafts at an early age. One night while watching late night TV I spied a show selling gemstones, that truly captured my fascination. I began thinking I’d just...

Jewelers.Community Interview: Madalynne Homme

This interview, with Madalynne Homme is from July 2015 1. Tell us a little about yourself I’ve been a multi media artist my whole life. It wasn’t uncommon for me to lock myself in my bedroom and make something. I started out at 5, drawing...