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January/February 2017 • Volume 70, Number 8 ®

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CONTENTS

Annual Buyers’ Directory

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My Turn

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Your Turn

From the Editor: Instant Holiday Recovery Design Challenges & Letters

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Their Turn A Gallery of This Issue’s Contributors

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Net Profits: Roll 'em – and Share! by Cathleen McCarthy more at jewelrymakingdaily.com/netprofits

AMMOLITE 14

Smokin’ Stones: Amazing Ammolite by Sharon Elaine Thompson

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Ammolite Cabochons gem demo by Jim Landon

20 Wire Wrapped Ammolite Pendant jewelry project by Jim Landon

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24 Fluted Brass Circle Pendant jewelry demo by Bill Fretz

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30 Floating Opal and Sterling Pendant gem/jewelry project by Julie Sanford

34 Trends: The Color Report by Deborah Yonick

STONE SETTING 38 How to Bezel Set Cabochons with Sharp Corners technique demo by Jeff Fulkerson l a pida ry jo u r n a l ) ( J e w e l ry a rt i s t

42 Measuring with Vernier Calipers

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tips by Julia Lowther

ANNUAL BUYERS’ DIRECTORY with Tucson show exhibitor status

46 16 Important Facts About Setting Stones in Metal Clay tips by Arlene Mornick

Special Section Begins After Page 64 ABD 1 ..................Products & Services ABD 20 ................................. Suppliers ABD 33 ...........Locations of Suppliers

50 Reticulated Silver and Variscite Ring gem/jewelry project by John F. Heusler, F.G.A., G.G.

58 Facets Design Challenges, News & Product Innovations

ABOUT OUR COVER: Bill Fretz’s Fluted Brass Circle Pendant, page 24. Inset: John F. Heusler, F.G.A. G.G.’s Reticulated Silver and Variscite Ring, page 50. PHOTOS: JIM LAWSON

ADVERTISING SECTIONS 68 Focus on Education 70 Classifieds 70 Gem & Jewelry Shops 71 Advertisers’ Index

62 Ask the Experts by Tom & Kay Benham

72 The Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Doer’s Profile: Marne Ryan


MY TURN from the editor

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Instant Holiday Recovery READY FOR SOME QUIET? OR ARE YOU the type who feels let down after the commotion of the holidays, especially if you live somewhere that tends toward cold and dark at this time of year? Not to worry — I have a holiday recovery plan for everyone. One option is to burrow into your workshop, studio, garage half, or wherever it is you leave the world behind and concentrate on cutting stones, making jewelry, or doing both. If you live in a northern clime, so much the better: January and February are ideal for an indoor spot. Either way, you can retreat from all the December hoopla, reacquaint yourself with the art of focusing, and emerge refreshed. It’s also the perfect time to acquaint yourself with jewelry-related presents you may have received, including those you may have given yourself. New hammers, rolling mill, trim saw . . . a real bench? Congratulations! I hope you’re enjoying it all — and that in between bouts of exploration you’re making some more work for giving or selling. Hopefully, nothing has depleted your stocks of materials and finished pieces like the holiday rush. Another solution is to take a trip. Note I didn’t say “alternative” — just because you spend a good amount of time sketching, examining rough or cut stones, or forming metal or grinding rock midwinter doesn’t mean you can’t also change your vista for a while, maybe visit a weather-friendlier environment. And where better to head than Tucson, where you can get away from the winter blahs and positively swim in gems, minerals, beads, tools, fossils, friends and others who think there is nothing better on earth? Tucson has it all: a good chance for warm sunny weather, opportunities galore to party (or not), and enough color, light, and sparkle to make Santa’s workshop look dim by comparison. That’s because Tucson isn’t only a Southwest destination, it’s shorthand for the world’s biggest “gem show” — actually all things jewelry and earth science combined, offered retail and to qualified buyers wholesale, by vendors from around the world. And just as it’s not only gems, it’s not just one show: it’s about 35 different shows sprinkled around ALL THE the city. All of which makes Tucson the spot SHOWS! to restock, discover what’s new, and maybe THE MOST COMPLETE Exhibitor Lists, finally take the plunge on that item you’ve Floor Plans, Maps, and More! been eyeing for years. And don’t forget the 2017 Tucson Show Guide is available on site for free and in advance now at www.interweave.com. 201 7 E X H I B I T O R S plus A N N U A L B U Y E R S ’ D I R E C T O R Y

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Show Guide

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a supplement to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist

YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE to all of the 2017 Tucson Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead and Fossil Shows!

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EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Merle White MANAGING EDITOR Karla A. Rosenbusch ONLINE EDITOR Tammy Jones CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Tom & Kay Benham, Lexi Erickson, Sharon Elaine Thompson

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CREATIVE SERVICES CREATIVE DIRECTOR Debbie Long ART DIRECTOR Amy Petriello PHOTOGRAPHY James Lawson ILLUSTRATOR Stephan Park

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YOUR TURN reader comments & sketches

Design Challenges

NEXT TIME:

YOUR COVER RIFFS Designs based on Jo Ann Wadler’s Enamel and Graphite Pendant, September/October 2016.

Shevvy Baker Louisville, Kentucky

Bill Fretz’s Shape Shifting Pendant, COVER. Riff on a design feature of this piece such as color, texture, form, value, line, space, repetition, balance, contrast, unity, or variety for your sketch.

Carol Baldan Cape May, New Jersey

YOUR SETTINGS Designs based on a precious coral, September/October 2016.

Cathy Ewald Noblesville, Indiana Francine Hernandez Scott, Louisiana

Letters Re: “Techniques for Graphite & Enamel,” September/October 2016 Sketch a setting for this ammolite cabochon from “Ammolite Cabochons,” page 16.

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Email digital scans at 300 DPI or send photocopies of no more than three sketches per challenge, indicating the design factor that is your starting point. Sketches will not be returned.

I really enjoyed the cover article about graphite on enamel. It is a technique I have wanted to try for a while. I followed Jo Ann’s instructions; here is a photo of my project. These are Agapema dyari moths. Like the author, I used Thompson 1030 white as the base, but added gold foil and a tiny bit of red watercolor enamel to match the real moth. I am an enamelist and metalsmith who does a lot of nature-based pieces, and I spend a lot of time and effort choosing materials to obtain the closest color-match to the real animal. The graphite was the perfect gray for this moth. I wish the author had spent more time discussing firing times, as I ended up re-etching and re-drawing each moth twice, because it is so easy to over-fire and lose the graphite. I ended up lowering my kiln temperature to 1400° and taking each piece out after 1 minute. Thanks for including enameling techniques in your magazine! Jill Tower Irvine, California

JEWELRY DESIGN MAPS: The Easy Way to Work Out Details SINCE

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Jo Ann Wadler's Techniques for Graphite and Enamel

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New Technique!

Drawing on

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WRITE TO US ANYTIME: What do you think about what you’ve seen and read in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist? Send sketches and letters for possible print or online publication to: Karla. Rosenbusch@fwcommunity. com. Include your name, city, and state, and indicate “Your Turn” on the subject line.

Jo Ann Wadler responds: Hi, Jill. What a nice job you did! It’s Bat 1000 WITH THIS LINKED great that you were inspired by the project. As I mentioned in NECKLACE Special Cuff Section the article, you need to experiment. Each kiln runs differently, and if you fire too high, you’ll lose your graphite. I always tell my students you have to melt a bezel, mess up a solder connection, or over-fire an enamel piece to learn from your accidents. It helps them grow and learn what they can do. I suggest that, once the graphite step is ready to be refired, place it in the kiln, wait until the kiln reaches 1400°, and open up the kiln door. Take your piece out and see if the graphite is one with the enamel. Then try a little higher. You can keep doing this until the enamel and pencil or graphite has fused together. Hope this helped. Cast and Cold-Connected Projects, PLUS TIPS! AS SEEN IN COOL TOOLS & HIP TIPS!

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THEIR TURN PHOTO: JIM LAWSON

PHOTO: JIM LANDON

a gallery of this issue’s contributors

BILL FRETZ’S Mountain Ring Sterling silver wire

“Fluted Brass Circle Pendant” Page 24

JIM LANDON’S Emergence Pendant/Brooch Jade, cast silver, Biggs jasper

“Ammolite Cabochons” Page 16

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“Wire Wrapped Ammolite Pendant” Page 20

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JULIE SANFORD’S Bracelet Fordite, sterling silver

“Floating Opal and Sterling Pendant” Page 30


PHOTO: ARLENE MORNICK

ARLENE MORNICK’S Pendant Fine silver, black spinel

PHOTO: JIM LAWSON

“16 Important Facets About Setting Stones in Metal Clay” Page 46

JOHN HEUSLER, G.G.’S Sonoran Dendritic Pendant Sonoran dendritic rhyolite, sterling silver

PHOTO: JULIA LOWTHER

“Reticulated Silver and Variscite Ring” Page 50

JULIA LOWTHER’S Meow Ring Sterling silver

PHOTO: JEFF FULKERSON

“Measuring with Vernier Calipers” Page 42

JEFF FULKERSON’S Triple Pendant Sterling silver, fossil ivory, black jade, Sonoran Sunrise, turquoise

“How to Bezel Set Cabochons with Sharp Corners” Page 38

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NET PROFITS

Roll 'em – and Share!

ILLUSTRATION: STEPHAN PARK

By Cathleen McCarthy

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If you’re sharing your jewelry on social media, you’ve probably played around with video. It’s so easy, who can resist? When it comes to jewelry, a moving image can solve so many shortcomings of conventional still photography. Want to show perfect articulation or the movement of kinetic jewelry, the flash of faceted gems or color play of a moonstone or opal? You can compose a collage but it’s faster, and often more effective, to post a mini-video. On Instagram, a 3-second video clip loops automatically. Voilá! Jewelry come to life. I just described the simplest and cheapest application of online video. Our smart phones practically do it for us now. Within minutes, from a jewelry show floor, I can shoot a short video of a cool piece of jewelry, edit it, turn the audio off or on, post it on Instagram, and share it on Facebook and/or Twitter — using nothing more than my phone, finger, and free apps. I did this numerous times in the past year, and they were some of my most popular posts. Nothing beats a great photograph of a great piece of jewelry, unless it’s an opportunity to see that jewelry in action.

But there’s another kind of video we’re seeing a lot lately — the kind that takes some time and effort but can pay off if you’re trying to optimize your website for search. If you make jewelry, this may be the promotional video of a new line or a demonstration of technique on your “about” page or blog. Why do this? For one thing, it demonstrates to potential customers the time and skill that goes into your jewelry. What better way to build value? And because video keeps people on your site longer, it makes the page register higher in searches. If I’m trying to solve a problem — whether it’s unclogging a drain, coming up with a recipe, or trying to

figure out a jewelry technique — I will Google it. If Google presents enticing video demos among the top results, I’m more likely to click one than slog through a long, textual explanation. If I find your video demonstration useful, I’ll hit replay and pause it while I try to follow along. I may bookmark that page to revisit later. And if I really like what I’m seeing, I’ll click around your site to see what else I can find. I may even sign up for your email list, if you offer to keep me in the loop for more. That kind of lingering tells the search engines your web page is delivering on its promise to infor-


The camera-shy need not despair: “You can interview somebody. You can do animation. You can video yourself working on a piece.”

mation seekers, and that is the best thing you can do to improve search optimization for your website. Studies show video searches get more than 40 percent higher clickthrough rates than static text content. Videos make up 62 percent of Google searches worldwide, according to a report by Marketing Land. Does this have anything to do with the fact that Google owns YouTube? You bet. So if you’re thinking about adding video to your arsenal and don’t have a YouTube channel, set one up. It’s easy. You can up your chances of being found and ranked by Google by parking your videos on YouTube, especially if you use the right keyword terms in the title and description. From there, you can embed the YouTube code in your website. You can also repurpose video to post on Facebook or Twitter, typically 30 seconds to a minute. If you do, upload directly to the platform rather than linking to the video on your site. You’ll get a bigger boost from Facebook and Twitter if you do. So, how can you, as a jewelry artist, start tapping into this video trend?

may discover “white enamel” and “white enamel earrings” are the most common search terms people use to find you. Once you have that valuable information, make sure to tag and title anything related to your white enamel jewelry. Consider highlighting your white enamel in a video and then tagging and titling it appropriately.

• Do your research. Before

find more online

you start planning videos, do some keyword research to find out what people are looking for when they land on your site. Google Analytics no longer offers search term phrases for free, but there are a couple tools to find them. One is www.Moz.com. Another is Google Keyword Player, part of Google Adwords. You have to sign up for this using a credit card, but if you turn the campaign off, your card won’t be charged. If you make enamel jewelry, you

• Know yourself. If you love addressing an audience and you’re a natural on camera, take advantage of that. If not, find another way. As Internet marketing expert Sarah Benoit says, “If you hate being on video, it’s pretty obvious. You know it and everybody watching your video knows it.” But the camera-shy need not despair. “Talking on camera is not the only visual you can create on video,” says Benoit. “There are many types of videos you can make that would be more engaging. You can do animation. You can video yourself working on a piece.” If your process is time-consuming and complex, why not help customers appreciate the time and skill

“How to Use Facebook Video to Promote Your Jewelry Business”

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that went into it? Unless you want to become the Andy Warhol of jewelry-making, resist posting the entire nine-hour process behind that enamel necklace. Turn it into a timelapse video instead.

• Have a plan. The biggest mistake artists and entrepreneurs make with video? “Lack of intention,” Benoit says. Any good professional video maker starts with an outline that addresses the goal of the video, the target audience, the subject, and where it’s going to be shot. “Think about what kind of questions people ask about your work, what kind of products and services you offer, and then create videos around those topics,” Benoit says. “If it doesn’t tie into the rest of your content, video won’t have a lot of search engine value.” • Consider live streaming. One booming area for video-based promotion is live Facebook streaming. If you spend any time on Facebook, you’ve probably seen these announcements pop up on your feed. Seems everybody from fellow creatives to the President is live streaming on Facebook these days. This has little to do with SEO and everything to do with building your brand and audience. But producing live Facebook video involves the same things as recorded video: intention, consistency, and the right tools. For more on how to take best advantage of Facebook Video, visit my latest Net Profits blog on www. JewelryMakingDaily.com. CATHLEEN MCCARTHY is a freelance writer whose stories on jewelry, travel, and business have appeared in Town & Country, Art & Antiques, The Washington Post, and on her own site, www.TheJewelryLoupe.com.

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SMOKIN’ STONES By Sharon Elaine Thompson

Amazing Ammolite It’s a fossil, it’s a rainbow . . . it’s a gem!

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MOST OF US GROW UP AWED

by rainbows, so it’s not surprising we’re awed when we find rainbows in gemstones. One such rainbow-colored stone is ammolite. Ammolite is cut from the fossilized shells of ammonites, ancient sea creatures related to the modern nautilus snail. The colors are most commonly red or orange and green. Blues are rare. Because the layer of iridescence is so thin, ammolite is usually stabilized with epoxy or resin. Stones may have a backing, either matrix or black onyx; such two-part stones are known as doublets. Triplets, with more durable domes of synthetic spinel, synthetic colorless sapphire, or quartz on top, offer additional protection. Though it’s also found in the north central U.S., a lot of material comes from Canada and is marketed under the trade name Korite. These stones, however, are usually sold already set in jewelry through retail stores. It’s common for ammolites cut from material found near the surface to have developed a crackled appearance known as frost shattering, sometimes described whimsically as dragon skin. Smooth transition between colors is found in stones mined from deeper in the Earth. These can often have the appearance of butterfly wings.


Triplets are highly durable and can be used in rings, cuff links, bracelets. Doublets and stabilized stones are better in more protected pieces — earrings, pendants, brooches

How hard is it to find? Not difficult. It’s available online and at gem shows. What kind of jewelry can I put this in? Depends on the ammolite. Triplets are highly durable and can be used in rings, cuff links, bracelets. Doublets and stabilized stones are better in more protected pieces — earrings, pendants, brooches. How easy is it to set? Easy. Ammolites are made for jewelry, usually with flat backs. Freeform shapes may be challenging. What settings are best? Bezels are best; they protect delicate edges and conceal layers in doublets and triplets.

Freeform shapes may require interrupted bezels or prongs. Artisan/studio dos and don’ts: Avoid scratching the stones when setting. No steamer, no sonic, definitely no solvents which can attack the stabilization.

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Ammolite can be found in locations like this one near Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.

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How much does it cost? Cut and stabilized stones of various shapes are $10 to $40 a carat. Prices are based on color — blues and violets are rarer — and pattern. Choose what inspires you!

PHOTO: COURTESY JIM LANDON

How can you use ammolite? A better question is how can’t you? Use it with faceted stones such as citrines, garnets, or tourmalines. Combine it with beads of carnelian, nephrite, prehnite. The design possibilities are about limitless.

Wearer dos and don’ts: Wear thin stones and doublets in protected pieces of jewelry; enjoy triplets in rings, bracelets, cufflinks. Clean with warm water and a soft cloth to avoid scratching. Store carefully. Prepare for compliments!

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SHARON ELAINE THOMPSON is a freelance writer based in Oregon. She has written for Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist since 1987. You can learn more about her and read previous articles at www. jewelrydiva.com.

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GEM DEMO SKILLS • Intermediate cabbing for a freeform design • Beginner cabbing if using calibrated caps

TIME IT TOOK • About 1 hour if using calibrated caps with backing material ready • Several hours if make your own caps

Ammolite Cabochons

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IT CAN BE TRICKY.

I work with gem ammonite from Alberta, Canada, but wherever it's from, the shell can be tricky material to work with. Because it is made of microscopic layers, there is a tendency for some of the material to delaminate if not first stabilized with an epoxy resin such as Opticon. On the other hand, some ammonite shell is stable enough to work without first impregnating it with epoxy. Workers at Korite use a pressure chamber to force an epoxy resin into pieces they need to stabilize before working. Here, I’ll demonstrate two techniques for stabilizing ammolite before cabbing it. First, we’ll work with a thin sheet of ammolite that has peeled free from the shale it is found with. Next, we’ll see how to prepare ammolite that already has a stable shale backing.

OPENING PHOTO: JIM LAWSON; PROCESS PHOTOS: JIM LANDON

Two ways to make a stable, settable, and beautiful gem


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Ammolite rough Calibrated quartz caps or thin sliced fused quartz Basenite, black jade, or any hard, durable black lapidary material KOA 300 UV setting epoxy Super glue and accelerator

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Ammolite rough supplies are sporadic; most for sale is mined by members of the Blood Tribe who have access to the deposits on the reserve in Alberta, Canada. Quartz caps can be purchased from The Village Smithy Opals, Billings, Montana; fused quartz for slabbing from Richardson’s Rock Ranch near Madras, Oregon.

THIN 2 Back and Cab a Thin Sheet Thin sheet ammolite can be rather delicate material to work with. Because of this, it must first be stabilized before it can be worked up into a cabochon. Thin 1 In selecting thin sheet rough, look for a piece that has promising color showing. Note the attached shale

and oxidized shell that will need to be removed. Thin 2 Work the back (the side with no or inferior color) by sanding flat on a 120 grit flat lap disc using minimal water. Too much water makes the ammolite more delicate and susceptible to falling apart.

Basenite can be field collected from the abundant basalt deposits in central Washington State. KOA 300 UV setting epoxy is available online; UV light available at Home Depot or similar stores. Dowel material, which you can cut to length can be purchased at any hardware store. Most of the tools and materials for this demo are available from well-stocked jewelry supply vendors, many of whom can be found in our Advertisers’ Index, page 71.

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Work the back by sanding flat on a 120 grit flat lap disc using minimal water. Too much water makes the ammolite more delicate and susceptible to falling apart. THIN 3

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Thin 3 Using 330 epoxy, attach the sanded rough to a thin slab of basenite, which is a fine-grained basalt. Thin 4 After letting the epoxy cure for 24 hours, sand the rough further. I used the progressive wheels of a Diamond Pacific Genie, starting with the 220 grit wheel and progressing through 280 and then 600. Thin 5 Select the areas with the best color and pattern for your cabs. Attach calibrated quartz caps using KOA 300 UV setting epoxy. Thin 6 After sawing away individual cabs from each other, attach each to a dowel with super glue. Thin 7 Sand away excess basenite from the cab, then shape and true the girdle to finish the cab.

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Cab Ammolite with a Stable Shale Backing Backed 1 Select rough with good color

and pattern. Check to see if the shale that it is naturally attached gives it a stable backing. If so, proceed as follows. If not, back it as described above.

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so in this case I cut it into jewelry sized pieces using a trim saw attachment on the Genie. When you have a reasonable sizes, sand the surfaces through 600 grit to bring out the best color. Backed 3 Shape each piece starting with the 80 grit wheel and progressing through 220 and then final sanding on 280 grit. For caps, I precut fused quartz into thin slabs and sanded them down to 600 grit on a flat lap. Mark and trim the quartz to fit each cabochon exactly. Then attach using KOA 300 UV setting epoxy. Backed 4 Once the epoxy has cured, dome each quartz cap on the Genie or other lapidary machine and polish with Linde A on a canvas pad.

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JIM LANDON is a long-time high school science teacher, rockhound, and jewelry artist who lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State.

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JEWELRY PROJECT SKILLS • Basic wire wrapping

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Wire Wrapped Ammolite Pendant A simple setting for a dynamic cabochon gem BY JIM LANDON DESIGNED AND WRAPPED BY KATHY LAVINE CABOCHON BY JIM LANDON

OPENING PHOTO: JIM LAWSON; PROCESS PHOTOS: JIM LANDON

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AMMOLITE CABOCHONS CAN BE made in

either calibrated or freeform styles. Often though, they are produced as freeforms to best use the unique shapes and patterns the rough comes in. Because of this, wire wrapping is often a preferred method used to transform this beautiful material into finished pieces of wearable jewelry. Calibrated stones can be readily placed in standard findings that are easily obtained from any jewelry catalog, while freeform findings need to be custom made, which requires a great deal of time, metalsmithing expertise, and specialized equipment — unless, that is, you wire wrap! The cabochon used in this project is a freeform ammolite with a 30x22 mm quartz cap and Herkimer diamond accents. Your cab will almost certainly be a little different, but here is how Kathy Lavine worked this one into her pendant.

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Design Start The stone. I wanted a wire wrap pattern that would show off the stone, not overpower it, and that would produce a lightweight and durable piece.

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Freeform ammolite cabochon 24 gauge square Argentium sterling silver wire Masking tape TOOLS

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Most of the tools and materials for this project are available from well-stocked jewelry supply vendors, many of whom can be found in our Advertisers’ Index, page 71.

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tape.

Photo 1 Orient your cabochon. Kathy

Photo 3 Mark the tape with a Sharpie to

first oriented the pendant to determine where the bale would best fit the cabochon. Photo 2 Wrap the cabochon was next wrapped with a thin strip of masking

show where wraps will go. Photo 4 Remove the masking tape from the cabochon and lay the tape out flat. This will be your guide for measuring the wires that will become the wrap.

Kathy uses a selection of pliers, cutters, a mandrel and more for making her wire wrap creations.

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Freeform findings need to be custom made, which requires a great deal of time, metalsmithing expertise, and specialized equipment — unless, that is, you wire wrap!

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of wires cut depends on the thickness of the cabochon being wrapped. Photo 6 Transfer the wrap points from the tape layout to the cut wires, binding them into one unit. The wrapping starts and finishes on the side of the bundle that will be hidden by the cabochon. Crimp one end of the wrap, hook it around the bundle, and then fasten it tightly to the bundle with crimping pliers. After placing five turns on each wrap point, crimp the wire flat and trim the end. Repeat for each of the wraps; there are four laid out for this project.

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#1 Design Challenges Conceal all wire ends for a cleaner look — and to avoid snagging on clothing. Achieve a tight fit without dislodging any of the Herkimer quartz crystals that are a part of the stone, accomplished with minimal pressure when tightening the wrap directly over the crystals.

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Fit the Band and Make the Bail

at twice the length of the layout tape. Kathy uses 24 gauge square Argentium wire. She would prefer to use 26 gauge wire, but cannot find a source for it. Cut the rest of the wires to the length of the tape layout plus 2 inches. The number

Photo 7 Shape the finished wire band

over a ring mandrel. Photo 8 Check the band frequently with the curves of the cabochon to make sure that it fits. Photo 9 Center the ends of the band


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wrap snugly around the cabochon. Photos 15 and 16 Bend the outermost wires on each side of the bundle into place to firmly lock the cabochon into place. JIM LANDON is a long-time high school science teacher, rockhound, and jewelry artist who lives in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. This project — photographed by Jim Landon — was made by Kathy LaVine from Using God’s Creations. Kathy and her husband Ron specialize in one of a kind wire wrapped jewelry using specially selected cabochons of different kinds of agates and jaspers.

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JEWELRY PROJECT SKILLS • Basic hammering • Finishing • Soldering

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Fluted Brass Circle Pendant Simple shape shifting for a dynamic effect BY BILL FRETZ

OPENING PHOTO: JIM LAWSON; PROCESS PHOTOS: ARTIST

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SHAPE SHIFTING is the ability to take a given shape and

make it different. The goal of this pendant project is to take a familiar shape, a round flat brass circle, and transform it so it becomes a dynamic creative shape. The process is simple and only uses a few hammers and stakes to make the metamorphosis complete.

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2" brass circle, 18 gauge Hard silver solder TOOLS

Cut Out and Twist the Circle Photo 1 Start with a brass blank, 2 inches

by 18 gauge. You can easily stamp out the circle for the pendant on a hydraulic press with a circle cutter if one is available. Because using a hammer on large circle cutters is difficult, as the metal has a tendency to slip with each blow, a better alternative to a press is cutting out a circle with a jewelers saw, either from a round template or by using a divider to measure the circle on the sheet metal. You can also eliminate this step altogether by purchasing a precut brass circle blank. Photo 2 It is important to find the middle of the circle and, as in all metalsmithing techniques, there are numerous ways to do this. The simple way is to use a circle divider with a bar that will indicate the line down the middle. Draw a line

with a Sharpie pen along the bar and the center will be marked. Rotate the circle blank, and the middle will be the intersecting lines. Another way is to use a compass or divider and make four arcs from the circle’s perimeter, at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00, as close to the middle as possible. The center of the marked lines will be the middle and a line can be drawn through this spot. Photo 3 Use a center punch to mark a spot about ¾ inch from the edge on this middle line. The idea is leave a ¼ inch to ⅜ inch band along the circle’s circumference after stamping out a ⅞ inch circle. The reason the centerline is important is because the line left at the edge will be used as a cutting guide. Photo 4 With a drill press, drill a 1⁄16 inch pilot hole where the center punch marked the circle. The center punch

FRETZ: H-1 stake holder, F-2 double convex stake, F-2A convex fluting stake/lining, F-2B convex fluting stake/sharp, F-2 convex fluting stake/extreme sharp, F-7 thin shell stake, HMR-3 narrow raising hammer, HMR-7 double ended insert hammer, HMR-9 rounded wide raising hammer GENERAL JEWELRY: Solid work table, buffing motor and firm 4' buff, white diamond polishing compound, white Handy flux, annealing pan, soldering torch, soldering pick, wire cutters, half round needle file #2 cut, 6" #2 hand file, 320 emery cloth or paper, plastic emery stick, Sharpie marker, jewelers saw frame, 4/0-2/0 saw blades SOURCES

The Fretz tool set for this project is available at www.interweave. com. Other tools and materials are available from well-stocked jewelry supply vendors, many of whom can be found in our Advertisers’ Index, page 71.

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impression keeps the small drill bit from wandering while drilling. An alternative method is to put the drill bit into a flexible shaft machine and use it as a drill. Make sure you have a block of wood below the project and drill at a slow speed. Using a burr lubricant will make the process smoother. Then enlarge the hole with a ⅛ inch drill bit. Photo 5 The circle cutter is a great way of getting a smooth, accurate hole. In this case we want an accurate hole along the line, and the drilled hole make that possible. There are black wedges available that fit each hole size and the middle of the cone will slide into the hole drilled to center the punch. Align the hole to be punched in the pendant blank by inserting the cone into the pilot hole. Next, place a metal shim of equal thickness between the two die parts on the opposite side of the die. This keeps the two sides of the die even so the punch won’t bind up as it is being stamped. Strike the round punch with a heavy ballpein or brass hammer to cut the inner hole. Photo 6 Cut the drawn line from the circle’s outer edge into the middle of the circle with a 4/0 to 2/0 jeweler’s blade. The centerline is needed as this will be the split for the two sides as they are rotated in opposite directions. If the cut

is off center, the two edges will meet with a gap. If this happens, it can be forged shut using a narrow crosspein hammer. Tilt the saw frame so the blade cuts on an angle, and makes the cut very straight. Just do not twist the saw frame in this position or the blade will break. Photo 7 Rotating the two sides goes very smoothly if the they pivot on each other. If the bars get separated, it makes the process more difficult. Large round nose pliers are a good choice for the process. Try to get the two ends as evenly matched as possible. Tapping the seam on a large ring mandrel or a Fretz B-5 stake can help with a nylon hammer like the HMR-7. Photo 8 Solder the seam shut with hard silver solder, Handy flux, and good ventilation. A piece of 20 gauge round

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solder wire, about 3mm long, should be about the right amount. This makes a strong seam and is less likely to open during annealing. A cross locking tweezers on a soldering board makes a good soldering setup. Heat from the bottom so the solder flows into the seam, and use a solder pick to keep the solder aligned with the seam. Clean up all excess solder with a half round #2 needle file. Remove the file marks with 320 emery paper or cloth. Cratex wheels or a similar product will also do a good job.

Add Dimension and Texture Photo 9 Form the pendant top into

a concave shape over the F-7 or a similarly shaped stake. Because the concave shape is quite narrow, you’ll need to use a thin crosspein hammer such as the HMR-3. It is very important that the middle of the hammer head be rounded, as a flat middle section will just leave marks and not shape the metal correctly. Sink the metal into the stake so the area is smooth and there is a flow to that part of the shape. Use a round mandrel to keep the center circle round. Photo 10 The first stake, F-2, is

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important as it domes the metal to the stake form. The next stake, F-2A, has the same profile as the F-2 with a rounded top edge. This stake begins the fluting process. The metal must overhang the stake slightly so the metal is hammered down to the stake. Use overlapping blows for a smooth domed surface. Anneal. The sharper stake, F-2B, makes the top area of the flute sharp and follows the inner track formed by the F-2A stake. If you skip the F-2A, the sharp F-2B stake may dance around on the underside of the flute and cause unwanted sharp lines. The last stake in the series, F-2C, has a hollow ground area that makes it possible to make the flutes deeper if desired. You should anneal the metal following the use of each stake. Photo 11 In preparation for the next stake, outline the crested peaks with a marker pen. Lines about 4mm to 12mm apart work well with these hammers and stakes. Gentle curved lines are possible and will add to the pendant’s appeal. A hammer such as the HMR9 wide rounded crosspein works well with this stake as you can form curved crested areas.

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All the Fretz tools you need for the project, including: • Fretz Planishing and Raising Hammers • Fretz Stakes • Hammer & Stake Holder www.interweave.com

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Because the concave shape is quite narrow, you’ll need to use a thin crosspein hammer, such as the HMR-3. It is very important that the middle of the hammer head be rounded, as a flat middle section will just leave marks and not shape the metal correctly.

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Hammer along either side of the drawn line, but not on it, using the F-2A stake. The stake should follow the line from below. Make sure there is an air pocket so the metal is compressed down to the stake with overlapping blows. This is the basic concept of metal forming with stakes. The F-2A stake has a rounded crest line running through the middle but with the same profile as the rounded F-2. This stake is the first step in the fluting process and leaves an inner track that the future stakes will follow. If you prefer a scalloped effect, stop after using this stake. The ridges or concave areas can be changed or moved at this stage because the metal has not been deeply scored. Photo 12 The F-2B is the same profile but the top edge is fairly sharp. By hammering with a lighter touch and closer to the ridge, the form will sharpen and become more refined. If this stake is used first, before the F-2A, the stake will bounce around on the under side and sharply score the work. Photo 13 The final stake used is the hollow ground F-2C. The stake follows the lines formed by the F-2B. This stake will cause the sides of the flutes to

become slightly concave and the top edge of the wave shapes to appear chased. With forming complete, it’s time for finishing. File the outer edge and smooth left side with a #2 hand file and then emery finish down with 320 grit. For final polish use white diamond or a gentle compound so the hammer marks stay crisp. This pendant was formed from five basic miniature stakes, but there’s an infinite number of shapes and concepts to try by changing the progression of stakes and the starting blank. You could stop the forming process at any of many stages and a completely different design would emerge. The hammers will leave their telltale marks and you can keep them or polish them smooth. Experiment with different textures, smooth surfaces, and outer silhouettes and discover the design that interests you most. BILL FRETZ from Buckport, Maine, began to develop his line of jeweler’s tools in 2001, including miniature stakes and a line of new jeweler’s and silversmithing hammers. He is a graduate of The School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology. More of his work can be seen at www.fretzdesign.com; for upcoming workshops, visit www.fretzdesign.com/workshops.


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GEM/JEWELRY PROJECT SKILLS • Basic lapidary • Intermediate fabricaton

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Floating Opal and Sterling Pendant Make use of colorful opal chips by suspending them in fluid — and upcycle old mini lights at the same time! BY JULIE SANFORD

OPENING PHOTO: JIM LAWSON; PROCESS PHOTOS: THE ARTIST

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I REMEMBER BEING MESMERIZED by floating

opal jewelry as a kid. Floating opals were actually tiny round glass vessels containing precious shards of opal chips “floating” in a colorless liquid. The liquid inside seemed to magnify and intensify the colorful gems, and as you turned the orb in your fingers, the opal pieces would cascade, revealing a kaleidoscope of flash and color. I always thought they were amazing and often wondered how they were made. Earlier this year, I had a client ask if I could make his wife a floating opal necklace and the memory was alive again. I quickly did a little research, sourced a tiny glass orb, and set off making his wife the pendant she envisioned. It wasn’t the most extravagant piece I’d made that season, but for me, it was the most nostalgic and fun! Several weeks later, while clearing out my office, I threw away a pack of replacement lights from a mini light strand. Just after they hit the trash, the idea struck: tiny glass vessels! I quickly fetched them out of the bin and got to work. Less than an hour later, I had my first floating opal pendant made from a repurposed mini light bulb.

Design Start • Function: I needed a secure cap to encapsulate tiny opal chips inside a mini light bulb filled with liquid; then, an interesting bail to give the commerciallooking bulb a custom look.

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Old mini light strand Tiny opal chips

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Heavy sterling tubing, sized to fit over the glass tubes with minimal slack 24g sterling sheet 19g sterling wire Medium silver solder Glycerin Thick rubbery adhesive (E-6000), clear epoxy TOOLS

LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT: Small trim saw and 220 lapidary wheel (or similar); I use a Diamond Pacific Wizard and Diamond Pacific Genie. Studio tools as you would need for fabricating, soldering and finishing silver.

Prepare the Container Photo 1 Remove a bulb from an old strand of lights, or grab a bulb from a replacement pack. Pull off the plastic adapter; the glass on that end will be solid with a couple of wires sticking out. Photo 2 Take the bulb to a trim saw (thin blade) and gently cut off the solid part of the bulb. The rim of the glass tube may chip (or break) during cutting. If it chips, gently grind it smooth on a 220 lapidary wheel. Clean out the vessel and let it dry. Photo 3 It’s a simple transition from mini light bulb to partly deconstructed mini light bulb to ready container. TIP: I usually trim a few bulbs at a time and sort out the best to work with.

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FABRICATION: Jewelers saw, 04 blades, beeswax, bench pin, calipers or dividers, metal files, wire cutters, round nose pliers SOLDERING: Solder brick, tweezers, solder pick, medium silver solder, torch, quench bowl, pickle FINISHING: Sandpapers or abrasive wheels for cleaning, polishing wheels and compounds for final finishing SOURCES

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• Line and color are equally significant elements. The flash and color of the opals really grab your interest, and the curving line of the incorporated bail pulls your eye up to the cap, around and back down to the opals. • Movement. Not only does the line of the bail help move you visually around the piece, but the opals slowly cascade as you rotate the vessel, giving you actual movement as well.

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#1 Design Challenges • Security. I really wanted to be sure that the bulb would not fall out of the cap or leak, so I sealed it both from the inside and outside. • Variable size. The outside diameter of the lights can vary slightly from strand to strand. Finding the right sized prefabricated tubing can be a challenge.

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Fill, Seal, Finish

Photo 4 Cut a 5mm section of sterling

Photo 11 Fill ¾ of the glass tube with opal chips. Add glycerin to the tube; fill to 2mm from the top. I use an old saw blade to transfer the glycerin to the tube, and to poke the liquid down between the opal chips and into the bottom of the tube. Allow all air bubbles to surface. Set bulb aside, upright. TIP: I use a bur holder to hold the tube upright. Photo 12 Coat the inside bottom of the sterling cup with a 1mm (approximately) layer of E-6000, or similar thick, clear adhesive. There should be enough at the base to provide a good seal but not so much that it oozes out when you put it on the bulb. Gently press the cup onto the top of the tube, twisting a little back

tubing and file to level the ends. Photo 5 Solder one end down to 24g sterling sheet. Pickle, rinse, and dry. Photos 6 and 7 Trim excess metal sheet from the tube cup, file and sand smooth. TIP: I use a good pair of scissors to trim light gauge sheet. Photo 8 Ball up both ends of a 2-inch piece of 19g sterling wire. Pickle and rinse. Photo 9 Create a narrow U shape with the wire, and solder each side to the sides of the cup. Pickle, rinse, sand, and finish. TIP: I carved a recess in the fire brick to easily hold the cup and position the wire. Photo 10 Twist the U shape top (¼ turn) with a pair of round nose pliers to form the bail.


and forth as you go to be sure the glue is distributed evenly. Clean off any visible adhesive and allow to dry upright. Photo 13 Seal the cup by putting a narrow band of clear epoxy along the edge between the metal and glass. Use a pin or thin saw blade to help draw the epoxy around neatly and allow it to fill any gaps between the metal and glass. Clean off excess, prop the tube upside down and allow it to cure. Figuring out how to make this piece with recycled light bulbs was a lot of fun and I anticipate making many more. Now those cast-off light strands found in second-hand shops and rummage sales are exciting studio finds! Consider the possibilities for the tube contents: seeds, gemstones, tiny little treasures, and special mementoes. Not only do they make great pendants but they also make great earrings, charms and, depending on the contents, unique components for concept and art jewelry.

JULIE SANFORD is an award-winning metalsmith who has been creating quality bench-made jewelry for over 25 years. Her work is featured in publications, galleries, and museum stores. With a background in fine jewelry retail and art education, Julie now teaches workshops nationally, is the director of Studio JSD, jewelry makerspace and gallery in Grand Haven, Michigan, and is co-vice president of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild.

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MAKE OPAL CHIPS The demand for genuine opal chips isn’t huge and there aren’t many sources out there, so if you want a good selection of clean bright opal, you may want to do the chipping yourself. If you’re looking for rough opal, a good place to start would be searching the Internet or contacting a local rock club. Try to find pieces that don’t contain a lot of matrix rock, or potch, which is opaque with no flash. You might need to sort, grind, and clean up rough pieces a little before you chip them. Another option is to find a parcel of small inexpensive opal cabochons (Photo A). You may have to pay a little more, but the opal will be much cleaner and ready to chip. If there is a jewelry repair shop in your area, you might be able to find a parcel of damaged opals that were recovered from past jobs or that were removed from scrap gold. There are many ways to create tiny chips from your rough or finished opal, but the trick is to break it into small chips, not turn it into dust. Crushing the opal between two hard surfaces, like an anvil and a heavy metal hammer, will break the stone but a lot of the material will get pulverized into bits so tiny they lose their color and flash. Folding your opals into paper helps buffer the blows and also keeps them contained when you hammer them. Fold your opals into a piece of paper creating a closed packet, making sure the paper is at least double thickness on both sides (Photo B). Place the packet on a hard wood surface and hit the packet several times with a smooth, slightly rounded, lightweight metal hammer (Photo C). When the packet begins to break open with tiny holes, carefully unfold the packet and sort out the big pieces (Photos D and E). Slide the smaller chips into a container and make a new packet for the larger ones. Continue this process until all of the opals are chipped to your desired size.

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TRENDS By Deborah Yonick, jewelry style expert

The Color Report NIAGARA

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Setting the tone for fashion this spring through summer

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he top 10 colors seen on the runways for Spring-Summer 2017 are reminiscent of hues that surround us in natu nature, from bright and vivid to lush and earthy, reveals the latest Pantone Fashion Color Report. The palette reflects a mix of vitality vitality, relaxation, and the great outdoors. At tthe fashion shows for spring-summer 2017, three blue shades dominated. Niaga Niagara, a classic denim-like blue, led the lineup lineup, followed by the deeper Lapis blue and tthe aqua-inspired Island Paradise. Blue remains a key color, with the latest shad shades working alongside the 2016 Color of th the Year, Serenity, and other hues like Rive Riverside and Airy Blue. The continued surg surge in comforting blues shows that peo people are still searching for calm and stability. stab Also prominent in the palette are two A refreshing foliage-based greens: rich refr Kale and verdant Greenery. These fertile Kal natural green shades, which signal one nat to ttake a deep breath and reinvigorate, provide the perfect complementary pro background to more vibrant tones. ba Pink Yarrow, a brighter version of Pantone’s Co-Color for 2016 (Rose Pa Quartz), is a tropical and festive hue Q that th lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline pumping. Flame, a red-based orange, p adds a fiery heat to the palette, and warm Primrose Yellow is a transport to w a happy place marked by sunny days. Rounding out the palette are two dreamy neutrals — Pale Dogwood, d a demure pink shade with a healthy glow; and Hazelnut, a warm muted brown that reflects natural earthiness — perfect transitional colors to connect seasons.

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Actress Jane Krakowski at the Primetime Emmy Awards, wearing jewelry by Chopard — High Jewelry Collection earrings (sapphires, diamonds, 18K white gold) and a Copacabana Collection ring. Chopard Copacabana Collection Ring Sapphires, diamonds, 18K white gold PHOTO: COURTESY CHOPARD

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These fertile natural green shades, which signal one to take a deep breath and reinvigorate, provide the perfect complementary background to more vibrant tones.

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Featherstone Design Earrings Tanzanite, Tahitian baroque pearl, diamonds, platinum

Actress Maura Tierney in 1930s diamond and aquamarine platinum earrings by Fred Leighton at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

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“One of the things we see for this year is a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” describes Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Our Spring 2017 report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with Kale to the desire to escape to pristine waters with Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful combinations to capture the hope and transformation we yearn for come spring.” Designers this season were inspired by exotic destinations like the Isle of Capri, Hawaii, Zanzibar, and the Grecian coastlines; eras from the 1980s and ‘70s to the Ottoman Empire and La Belle Époque in Paris; geometric forms, asymmetry, and op art; and exploring modern femininity.

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Gizzi sees continued popularity for blue reflected in gems like sapphire, aquamarine, turquoise, and even blue enamel, and lighter blue gems mixed with softer pinks like Rose Quartz á la 2016 Co-Colors of the Year still trending. But she also cites more vibrant color combinations like red and pink with orange, or blue and green with purple.

GEM PICKS Days after the New York runway shows in September for spring, the Primetime Emmy Awards revealed celebrities’ favorite color picks, and for many trends trackers, Primrose Yellow is the color to watch. Hue of hope and optimism, it’s a natural progression in the brightening of the palette after several seasons of subtle pastels. “There were many celebrities wearing variations of yellow, which can be a tricky color to pull off,” says Michael O’Connor, jewelry stylist to the stars and Reelz Channel style correspondent. A shining example was spied on actress Mandy Moore in a flowing Prabal Gurung gown in the hue, accessorized with east-west set oval yellow sapphire and gold ring from Beladora. The trend for yellow is reflected in a greater use of gold, seen on red carpets and runways, cites Amanda Gizzi, director of public relations and special events for Jewelers of America. “What’s exciting is that designers are playing with different alloys and coming up with their own tones that are warmer and more earthy,” she says, attributing this trend to the influ-

yellow gold, showcased at JA’s Annual Fine Jewelry Preview in New York this September, include emerald, tsavorite, green onyx, and chrome tourmaline, as well as earthy stones like champagne and cognac diamonds, brown zircon,

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PANTONE ADVANTAGE “We’re excited to see the Pantone color palette brighten up to feature many vibrant jewel tones,” says Los Angeles designer Niveet Nagpal, Omi Privé. “We have a wide variety of colors in our collections; however, we do take Pantone into consideration to create pieces that will color block well with the seasonal hues. With it, we create strong product and color recommendations for our clients.” Nagpal advocates jewelers jump in the fashion narrative by cross-referencing Pantone colors with select gemstones they already carry. “Speaking the Pantone language helps jewelers communicate color in a way that reso-


“Speaking the Pantone language helps jewelers communicate color in a way that resonates with consumers, reinforcing top seasonal hues they already see.” nates with consumers, reinforcing top seasonal hues they already see in other categories, from fashion to makeup to home decor. Because consumers are always reacting to fashion trends and updating their wardrobes, fashion, style and color should be a part of the jewelry conversation.” O’Connor believes one of the most important things a jewelry designer can do is look to fashion. “Jewelry is the ultimate accesPALE sory and it needs to work with DOGWOOD what’s happening in fashion to be relevant.” He reminds us that it doesn’t have to match the colors exactly, as there is a spectrum of shades in a color family to work with and many design strategies from monochromatic to contrasting. As a designer focused on color with a background in fashion, Puja Bordia for Trésor, Miami, says she is keen to follow what Pantone puts out and the styles on the runways. “The seasonal colors sell much faster in my collections because that’s what everyone wants.” Katura Designs For Jennifer Dawes, designer from Asymmetrical Earrings Santa Rosa, California, Pantone’s color Natural river pearls, kunzite report is a glimpse into the future. “As PHOTO: COURTESY a designer, it’s my job to be ahead of JEWELERS OF AMERICA the trends, so it’s a great guide for me to see if I’m on target. My customers look to me to inform them of upcoming trends and thankfully with my fine jewelry line these trends become timeless with modern color twists.” The biggest takeaway, says Gizzi, is to be aware of what’s happening and how your jewelry fits in. “Pantone is a leader in color trends, and their seasonal top 10 lists are a great marketing tool to help you sell more jewelry.” DEBORAH YONICK has been writing about jewelry and fashion trends for more than 20 years for trade and consumer publications and online, and has loved both for much longer! With roots in New York, she presently lives and works in York, PA.

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Greenery: diamond, sapphire, peridot, tsavorite and demantoid garnets, jade, variscite Pink Yarrow: sapphire, tourmaline, garnet Flame: garnet, coral, carnelian, sunstone, agate, jasper Primrose Yellow: diamond, sapphire, beryl, topaz, garnet, jade, sphene, citrine, pearl Pale Dogwood: tourmaline, quartz, morganite, topaz, moonstone, pearl Hazelnut: diamond, topaz, zircon, citrine, morganite, quartz, moonstone, jasper, pearl

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cabochon and then do a poor job of setting it. The result, especially with stones that have sharp corners, is typically a wavy, uneven bezel that makes the whole piece look amateurish — but it doesn’t have to be that way. With just a couple of simple techniques, you can eliminate this problem altogether. Rather than detail the construction of the entire piece of jewelry here, I am going to focus on making the bezel and setting the stone. In this example, I started with a piece of Picasso marble that I cut with four sharp corners, each at a different angle, from very open to very closed. The technique is intended for cabochons, but in theory could also work for a large faceted stone.

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Making the Bezel There are really two ways to make your bezel. The first is to cut two pieces of bezel wire that will fit two sides of your stone, then solder them together at the proper angle for one corner. Continue on, fitting and soldering each corner until you have completed the bezel. While this works, I find it difficult to get the wires perfectly aligned for soldering, and it gets harder with each progressive joint. Instead, I prefer to score each corner and then bend it to the proper shape. Here’s how: Start by cutting a strip of 20 gauge fine silver 5mm wide. Begin in the middle of a wide section of your stone and mark the first bend with a scribe. The first bend location isn’t that critical because it doesn’t have to match any other bend (Photo 1). Take a triangle file and file a

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perpendicular line across the bezel wire at your mark (Photo 2). You want to file down about ⅔ of the way through your bezel. Make sure your line is straight and even from top to bottom. The sharper the angle, the wider you will want your filed line to be. Bend your bezel on this line. You now have a sharp bend that you can match up with the corner of your stone. Conform the bezel to the contour of the stone and mark the bezel at the exact location of the next corner (Photo 3). This is not where you file your next line. If you file here, your distance between the two bends will be too short and the stone won’t fit. Your mark is where the inside of the bend must be because you have to allow for the thickness of the metal. Therefore, from your line, move over a tiny bit more than the thickness of your metal and file your next line there. Once

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again, the sharper the corner, the more you need to allow for the bend. Bend around that corner, and proceed around your stone using the same method until you have bent all of your angles. Measure and cut your bezel to length just as you would a regular bezel. File the ends so that you have a good, tight fit that is ready for soldering (Photo 4). Solder your bezel with hard solder, pickle and rinse (Photo 5). File off any high spots or solder lumps, and reform the bezel around your stone (Photo 6).

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The next step is to transfer the design for the back plate onto your silver. I just drew it freehand, but you can paste it on in preparation for sawing (Photo 7). Punch a dimple in each opening and then drill a starter hole for your piercing. Saw out each opening first, and then cut out the outside perimeter (Photo 8). Clean up all of your saw work with a needle file, and finish off the perimeter with a jeweler’s file and sandpaper. You are now ready to solder your bezel down to your back plate. I always put an arrow on my bezel to indicate which way goes “up,” so I don’t solder my bezel on upside down. Flux your


piece and add medium solder to the inside of the bezel and solder. I like to use a tripod so I can heat from the bottom as well as the top if needed (Photo 9). Pickle, rinse and dry. To add a little interest to the bezel, I like to use a cut-off wheel on the flex shaft to cut slots in the top of the bezel (Photo 10). This also helps closing the corners of the bezel when you go to set your stone. You can notch at regular intervals all around the bezel, or you can do it sporadically. You can meticulously measure out every cut, or you can eye-ball it — guess which I did! However, at each corner, instead of cutting just a notch or slot, cut a wedge because when you push the bezel down on the stone, it will close up your slot and over-lap itself. By cutting a wedge or V, you allow room to push the bezel down and still have a slot when you’re finished. This also allows you to get a good, clean seal at your corners. Since this is intended as a pendant,

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you’ll need to make a bail and solder it on to your piece (Photo 11), then pickle, rinse, and dry. Finish your piece to your preference. I used the polishing cabinet for a high polish on mine, but you can do a patina or hand finish, which ever suits your piece.

Setting the Stone To set your stone, drop the stone into your bezel, then use a bezel pusher/ prong setter to push the bezel down tightly to your stone. Start at the corners, and get each one flattened before moving to the long sides (Photo 12). Be sure every spot along the entire bezel is uniformly burnished into place. JEFF FULKERSON has been creating imaginative jewelry for 30+ years and has taught at museums, schools, and events. The award-winning silversmith has studied such Native American greats as Richard Tsosie, Jesse Monongye, and Michael Cheatham. Noted for his meticulous execution and attention to detail, Jeff loves the creative process of seeing his ideas take shape and come to life. See more of his work at www.aldenjeffriesdesign.com.

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The humble brass sliding gauge is a powerful tool, and no self-respecting shoebox studio should consider being without one. I have two. When one goes with me to teach classes, the other stays at home snug on my bench, just in case the first one succumbs to a fit of wanderlust and goes astray.

THE GAUGE I used a Vernier gauge for an embarrassing number of years before I learned to read it properly — particularly embarrassing because it’s so ridiculously easy. The gauge shows three scales: Imperial,

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tips marked Inches at the top; metric, marked Meter and aligned beneath the inches; and beneath the metric, a shorter section of its own Vernier scale, not marked, which slides along at the bottom. Photo 2 The muscle resides in the elegance of the Vernier scale. Notice how the etched lines on the lower edge of the scale do not all match up with the lines above them? When the gauge is fully closed, only the first line (zero line) and the last line have matches. The last Vernier line matches up with the 9mm mark on the metric scale above it, making the Vernier scale slightly shorter. This is so incredibly brilliant because it allows you to measure precisely and accurately down to 10ths of a millimeter.

MEASURE OUTSIDE DIAMETER: GEM Photo 3 Here’s how it works measuring a small faceted amethyst. I close the gauge carefully on the girdle (widest part) of the stone. Immediately, I can see that the stone is larger than 5mm in diameter, because the zero line on the Vernier scale (the one closest to the stone) is pointing to the right of the 5mm mark on the metric scale. Now look at the other marks on the Vernier scale, and choose the one short line that matches up exactly with one of the lines on the metric scale above it. In this case, it’s the 4th short line. This means that the stone is 4⁄10 of a millimeter larger than 5mm, so it’s 5.4 mm in diameter. That’s the Vernier magic! This brass sliding gauge has a metric bias, meaning that the Vernier scale is calibrated to work only with the metric scale just above. On the Imperial scale in inches along the top of the gauge, you can tell that the stone is a bit bigger than 3⁄16" in diameter, but after that you’re just guessing. In order for your measurement to be accurate, you need to be sure that you’re holding the stone properly in the jaws of the gauge. The easiest way to do this is also the easiest way to pick up a stone with the gauge. Photo 4 To pick up a stone, set it near the edge of your bench with the table down (pointy culet facing up). Open the jaws of the gauge wider than the stone, lay the gauge flat on the bench, and gently close the jaws around the stone. You can see my index finger pushing against the edge of the bench while my thumb pulls the slider back.

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Compared to the metric, the Vernier scale is slightly shorter. This is so incredibly brilliant because it allows you to measure precisely and accurately down to 10ths of a millimeter. Photo 5 Once you’ve picked up the stone, look at it from the side to be sure that it’s being held straight — for the most accurate measurement, the girdle of the stone should be level in the gauge jaws.

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Photo 6 You can also use the sliding gauge to measure an inside diameter. There is a trick to this, though, having to do with the width of the jaw tips. Since the tips of the jaws measure 5mm (½cm) wide when closed, you have to add those 5mm to any reading you make. And, of course, you can’t measure any opening smaller than 5mm in diameter. Photo 7 Open the gauge inside the object to be measured — in this example, a jump ring. Read the measurement as you would for an exterior measurement and add 5mm for the width of the jaws. The zero line on the Vernier scale is just a hair to the right of the 2mm mark on the metric scale, so we know the ring is at least 2mm + 5mm = 7mm in diameter. Looking closely at the short marks on the Vernier scale, we see that the second mark matches with the metric scale above, so we add 0.2mm (2⁄10 of a millimeter) to the measurement, giving us a final inner diameter of 7.2mm. Do you have a digital caliper that’s a bit fussy about readings and chews through watch batteries? Never mind! Reach for your lovely, sturdy, simple sliding gauge instead, and get on with your work! JULIA LOWTHER was raised in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and has been teaching jewelry making for almost two decades. A member of the Pacific Northwest metals community, she writes a jewelry teaching blog at www.shoeboxstudios.com. Her work has been published in the books 500 Gemstone Jewels: Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet and Art Jewelry Today 4. She lives and works in Seattle.

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16 Important Facts About Setting Stones in Metal Clay Basics for metal clay jewelry makers who want to set stones

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stones. Some are better candidates than others, and different materials and cuts may require different techniques, but the same characteristic of metal clay makes most of these techniques work: metal clay shrinks during firing, and it is this shrinkage that will lock a stone set before firing in place. Here are some of the important things you should know as you decide which stone to use and how to set it.

GEM MATERIALS The high temperature at which metal clay must be fired will limit the use of many stones that are sensitive to heat causing them to melt, shatter, or change color during the process. Here are some things to consider: • Many naturally formed stones have inclusions or flaws that can be exaggerated during heating. • Synthetics are gems created in a laboratory that are

chemically, physically, and optically identical to their counterparts found in nature. Labs often use significant heat to create these stones; many are suitable for metal clay projects. • Not all manmade stones have a natural counterpart. Cubic Zirconia, or CZ, an economic competitor for diamonds, is a manmade, hard, colorless material made from zirconium dioxide. Clear forms of CZ are generally safe bets, but CZs also come in colors attributable to a variety of oxides. When reheated during a metal clay firing, many such CZs change color. • Simulated gemstones are created to look like natural stones but do not have the same properties as those stones. They may be many different things, but generally these do not stand up to the heat.

FACETED STONES Gemstones with good transparency are commonly faceted into geometric shapes with flat faces that reflect and refract light, giving them a lively appearance. Most faceted stones have a profile like the drawing here, and each of the basic parts plays a role in how a gem is set in metal clay. • Crown The upper part of the stone, above the girdle. • Table The large facet at the very top part of the stone. The table should be parallel to the surface of the clay. In a side view, the table will be level with the surface of the clay. • Girdle Created by a series of thin facets, this girdle

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marks the widest part of the stone, usually about 2⁄3 of the way up. If the girdle is captured below the clay surface, the stone will stay in place. • Pavilion The lower part of the stone, below the girdle. • Culet The bottom of the stone where the pavilion facets meet, usually a very small facet itself rather than a point. This part of the stone needs space to sit properly in the clay. During firing, the clay will shrink anywhere from 8 to 20 percent, depending on the brand of clay used. If the culet is not seated properly, the clay will shrink unevenly around the stone and may result in its dislocation. Make room for the culet by creating a hole in the clay with a small tube or straw. Test the size of the tube needed by placing it over the culet. A tight fit around the very end of the culet’s tip is the right size.

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and often labeled as such, variscite is a rare mineral that is growing in popularity, especially when it shows the lively coloring and patterning of the stone set in this ring. It is perhaps in the top three gemstones on my favorites list. Inspired to make my wife a variscite ring to match a tufa cast bracelet that I built for her, I went to my stash of the finest Australian material — nothing is too good for my baby! It didn’t take me long to find rough that I could cut into a great cabochon, but I did have a challenge finding the right tufa stone. Some tufa imparts a rich and stout texture to the silver cast in it, and some is relatively smooth. I didn’t like the way the texture came out for my first attempt at a ring, so it was back to the drawing board. Finally, I decided to do a “mix match” ring and reticulate the silver rather than tufa-cast it. Reticulation creates another interesting texture in silver, a texture that would both complement the bracelet and show the stone in its simple elegance without overpowering it. The result was just as I wanted, and my wife is charmed beyond words! Here’s how I built this ring, from start to finish. If you aren’t a lapidary, of course you can purchase a finished cab and start with the metalsmithing portion of this project.

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variscite to use was easy for me. I had already cut a killer piece for the bracelet I’d made, and I wanted the ring stone to match the bracelet cab in depth and contrast. I picked one that did the trick. There are three things that make up a top quality cabochon: contrast, color, and pattern. See the box “Top 3 for Cabs” for more details. Photo 2 Once you’ve found a desirable slab, either draw out the pattern with a template or free-hand it. I like to use an ultra fine point Sharpie, but in this case I winged it. I used my Diamond Pacific Wizard® — it’s a 6" trim saw and built like a tank!

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VARISCITE? This close relation to turquoise is a hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral. It can be a very light green to a deep emerald color with strong translucence and is mostly mottled in appearance. Rough sells between $30 and $300 a pound.

280 Nova® wheel to shape on its side. If you use too aggressive a wheel, you may very well tear out pieces and chip the edges. I cut the cab at 90° to the wheel. This way you can choose which is top or bottom after arriving at the desired shape — it’s not always clear beforehand! Photo 5 After you have the shape, start the dome. I grind at a 45 degree angle from the girdle of the stone (the outline that makes the outward shape is the girdle). Grind this to 50% of the depth of the stone as close to a perfect beveled edge as possible. When I teach my students this, I always see a wavering of that angle more or less all over the place. Don’t fret if it’s not perfect, just do the best you can — you’ll get to clean this up during the next few stages. Next grind another beveled edge towards the top of the stone at a lesser angle. Repeat this until you are nearing the top of the cab. It should resemble a faceted dome. Start rounding off the angles you made by using an up and down motion along with a circular action — it’s a bit like patting your head while rubbing your belly: you’ll get quite used to it! This is all done on the 280 wheel. The stone must be very rounded with a nice dome shape before you proceed to the next finer grit. I use my overhead light source to check the smoothness of this dome. Always dry the gem because water lies! If you see a smooth parabolic shape and no “jumping” of the light when you rotate it, you are ready to proceed. Photo 6 Once you have finished grinding the shape, proceed over to the next finer grits and repeat the up and down, along with circular, motions on all wheels until all previous scratches have

6 been removed. I like to dop stones at this stage if I am going to dop at all. I did not in this case, but you may feel the need to do so. It saves knuckles and fingertips! If you get to the end stages and you see deeper scratches, you must go back to remove those! The sequence of wheels on my Genie are: 80 grit, 220 grit (both of these are metal bond wheels), 280, 600, 1200 and 3000 Nova® rubber bond wheels. I press harder on the 1200 and 3000 wheels to help the dome come to shape. Don’t grind too long or your gem will heat up and this could harm it. The time it takes me to cut a cab from starting on the trim saw to completion is about 35 minutes. When my students cut it takes them from 1½-2 hours on average. Please note that the bottom of the stone should be extremely flat. If it rocks even a little, when you push your bezel over you will probably break it! All kinds of expletives will fly if that happens. (I speak 7 varieties of French btw.)

Start the Ring with Bezel and Back Plate Photo 7 Here is a nifty trick. Measure around your cab with dental floss or a twist tie from your bread loaf, and use that as a guide to your bezel wire length — being sure to add a little extra just in case. I always cut about 3mm longer than I think I’ll need; you may want to cut it to 5mm longer. You can always remove metal but putting it back is not so easy! I think I heard an Aha! from a few of you, did I not? Photo 8 Forming bezel wire is a difficult task for beginners. I used to build my bezels on my bench top and get them as perfect as possible. They were mediocre to good. Then I learned the trick of using a light source, such as a


slide viewer, to see any gaps, and my bezels improved 1000%. Well begun is much more than half done! This is my mantra and I announce it at least five times during any class that I teach. Fine v. Sterling Bezel: Many instructors ask students to use fine silver bezel wire, but I use sterling. Fine silver is easier to work with: it’s softer, will stay closer to shape while you form it, and is very easy to roll over the stone during setting. However, fine silver doesn’t oxidize the same as sterling, and being softer, it easily dings and dents during forming and certainly during wear. Your choice but if you want a piece that you are proud enough to stamp your name on, I suggest you use sterling. Photo 9 Once you have removed as many gaps as possible in the bezel, join it with hard solder. I use boric acid and denatured alcohol to give a fire coat to the metal, then flux with Battern’s Self Pickling Flux® to the join area. There are many other brands that are available and work well; use what you’re used to, but if you are beginning, then by all means try my methods. The stone must slip in and out of the bezel without forcing it out of shape; if the bezel is distorted, it won’t fit once you solder down to the back plate. On the other hand, it must be as free from gaps as possible. Photo 10 Now that the bezel is soldered closed, solder it down to a back plate of sterling silver. I always use 20 gauge

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for this. Many other jewelry designers use thinner and a very few use thicker. For rings and pendants, I use heavier like the 20 gauge but I might use 22 for earrings. I heat the entire piece after applying my fire coat of boric acid powder mixed with denatured alcohol until it glazes over and is clear. I then apply pallions of hard solder that will completely fill the surrounding edges of the bezel. If you do this after glazing, then your solder won’t jump as much when heating and it will stay against the bezel and back plate in a more secure manner. If you use too little solder, you run the risk of having your solder flow again when applying more joins and causing a depressed gap between the bezel and the back plate. If you use too much, it will give a deep rounded edge inside, making the gemstone fit poorly at the bottom — which could cause your stone to break during setting. I would rather see a little too much than too little solder, because you can grind the excess away with an inverted cone burr. Make sure you don’t grind the side walls of the bezel, though, while using that tool! Photo 11 Now saw the excess back plate near the bezel, then grind closer with a rotary or hand file. If you use a rotary you’ll still need to use a #2 hand file to smooth it the rest of the way. I like to get it nearly flush with the hand file and then use my sandpaper from 220, 400, and then 600 grit. Now polish to the Tripoli stage.

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band and had decided on reticulation. Reticulation is not terribly difficult to do but it does take practice to master. You never know, though; the first time I tried it, I really liked the result! Try using a large sheet to reticulate, you can then pick the best section to use and have plenty left over for other projects. For this ring, I used sterling sheet because I didn’t have reticulation silver on hand and couldn’t get any in time for my deadline. Sterling turns out differently, but it can be done. The best part for me was that I could stamp sterling on it when completed. If you want to use reticulation silver, Hauser and Miller Co. in St. Louis is perhaps the only refiner that makes it. Reticulation silver is 800 parts fine silver and 200 parts copper. The idea of using this copper-rich silver is to depletion-gild the silver surface to make a layer of fine silver on the top that will not melt as easily as the inner silver/copper alloy. Heating the final time will give a raisin-like appearance to the sheet. This is how I did it, but remember I used sterling silver. You can also find a highly detailed description of what occurs using reticulation silver on the Orchid site at www.ganoksin.com/ borisat/nenam/ajm-reticulation. Photo 13 With your torch, heat the sheet to annealing temperature for 2 minutes minimum (very dull red), then quench in pickle. Note that to keep the metal at a dull red, you must back

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your flame far enough away from the metal not to melt it, but close enough to keep it dull red. Clean under running water with liquid detergent and a brass brush, then dry thoroughly. Heat and clean as above again, but do not brass brush it. Repeat 4-5 times. After the last heating, clean with water and detergent as above, but do not use the brass brush. Dry thoroughly. Heat once again, but use a reducing flame and hold it farther away from the metal. This will allow the metal to turn a darker color. This is the difference in sterling and reticulation silver. Once the metal is dark, allow it to cool. Do not move it. If it does not become dark, then repeat only the last step, and let it cool and move on once it has darkened enough. This will allow the metal under the surface to melt but the oxidized layer will stay intact. Photo 14 Light your torch and adjust to a sharp but not too large a hissing flame and begin to heat the sheet. It will begin to crinkle up or reticulate when it’s hot enough. Watch out, though, because if you leave the flame in one spot too long, you could burn a hole into your sheet. You’ll also need to move the flame to reticulate the other areas. Photo 15 When you’re satisfied with your texture, remove the flame, let the metal cool a little, and quench in pickle. Clean with water and detergent using a brass brush. If your texture is not suitable, allow it to completely cool and repeat. It will give a bubbly and wrinkled effect when it is done correctly. Photo 16 I tumble-polished my reticulated sterling in a magnetic tumbler.


Form the Shank and Join to Bezel Photo 17 Bending reticulation silver is

not always the easiest thing to do. It will be thinner and thicker in different areas, making the forming task slightly daunting. I annealed the silver and pickled it, then started the bend with large bow pliers to coax the heavier areas into place. Once formed, you will need to solder the seam closed with hard solder. This join will be directly underneath the bezel, so if you don’t make a clean join, at least it will be less visible than on the bottom of the shank, but please try to make the seam as perfect as possible. Photo 18 To see how well your stone fits into the bezel, lay a piece of that dental floss inside the bezel when laying the stone in place. It will help you lift it out when it gets stuck. Notice I said when. Photo 19 Hallmarking your work is important. You spend all this time building a precious project, why not hallmark it? If you do, be sure to use your personal stamp as well. Long story, but it is against the law to quality mark a piece and not disclose who made it. That is, you cannot stamp something sterling or a karat of gold, for example, unless you also use your personal hallmark to state who made it. I use the smooth back of a round dapping punch and place it tightly in a vise with leather wrapped around it to protect the stamp. To mark, place the bezel upside down at the base in a spot where you know it will be visible on the ring once the shank is soldered on. Use a dead blow hammer and hit it once with a decent force to set the

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stamp, then continue to strike lighter blows while rocking the stamp back and forth again. Do not twist at all. This way I get the entire stamp perfect 99% of the time. I won’t speak of the 1%. I am just a frustrated perfectionist, I guess. Photo 20 Before joining the bezel and shank, file the shank flat where it will be placed under the bezel. Fire coat and flux the bezel, then place it upside down on a hard charcoal block. Heat until it glazes over and becomes clear, then apply fire coat and flux to the ring shank at the original seam. Apply more solder — I used hard though you may want to use medium — and place it where it needs to be on the bezel. Notice the clamp holding down the bezel and back plate. What you cannot see as easily is that I am using the same type of third hand clamping system to hold the shank in place, too. Heat until a decent join has occurred. Pickle, rinse, and polish the entire piece to at least the Tripoli stage.

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Contrast. High contrast is what I look for first. A stone that is one solid color with no pattern can be beautiful, but if you hold it at a distance of say ten feet, it might look kind of blah. An alternating pattern can be high contrast. Gaze at your stone at a distance to see if it fits this criterion.

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Pattern. A pattern that engulfs your attention. It may look like a landscape or other scene or it may just show variation that gives it greater contrast.

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soften all edges of the punch, then buff to a fine finish. Hammer at approximately a 45° angle and use higher magnification to see when the bezel is just touching the stone. Use a blow that will just move the metal but not too hard. Make the blows consistent and evenly spaced for easier cleanup. Variscite is pretty hard, but can break just as easily as any stone. The finer the quality of variscite, the better it holds up to this type of setting abuse. Photo 23 I rolled out a very thin gauge of copper sheet to hold against the stone as I clean the bezel up with a Craytex® wheel (you may use any other abrasive rubber wheel) on my flex shaft. Don’t use too rough of a grit. I like to use one that cuts quickly, then another of finer grit that polishes the metal. Yes you may use a Dremel or similar tool; I’m not that big of a tool snob, but I certainly love my Foredom®. Heck you can even use hand files and sanding sticks the same way, but no matter what, protect that stone with some copper and you won’t be sorry! There is nothing worse than having scratches in a gemstone that you cut to perfection. I know, right? The next step is to polish the bezel and the entire piece to rouge final stage.

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use here. I take a chopstick and cut it to a narrow chisel point like a felt marker has. I dip it into the oxidizer to just barely get the stick wet and apply it to all lower areas. Not to worry if you get it all over, but it is certainly more difficult to remove than other oxidizing agents. Photo 25 Use a Scotch Brite Pad® on the high spots. This will remove unwanted oxidation from the silver. I sanded with 1000 grit worn out sandpaper by hand (not on a stick) to brighten it up. I then lightly buffed with rouge with a soft cotton wheel. Go over the entire piece with rouge and deliver to your client or in my case my lovely wife! We got married May 4, 2016. Yes, Darth Vader married us, and it all happened in Las Vegas! JOHN F. HEUSLER, G.G. owned a fine jewelry store and gallery for 31 years in St. Louis, Missouri, and is now retired. John is a gemologist, master gold- and silversmith, and a lapidary. He has been cutting gemstones and handcrafting jewelry for over 45 years. He offers his designer cabochons in Quartzite and Tucson and on his website, www.slabstocabs. com. He gives instruction in one-on-one format in his studio in California or will travel to teach.

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BATTLE OF THE BENCHES Stuller, Inc. has announced that its annual Bench Jeweler Workshop will feature the 2nd annual Battle of the Benches competition. The workshop — which is scheduled for March 2426 at Stuller’s headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana — will include classes, educational seminars, and new product demonstrations. The Battle of the Benches is a real-time contest in which three top bench jewelers will be selected to compete against defending champion David Adamson of David Adamson Designer Jewelry. The contestants will compete in three different challenges — design, parts and pieces, and prep and polish. For more information on Bench Jeweler Workshop, visit www.stuller.com/workshop.

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ONEFIRE STERLING PMC™ Rio Grande recently began offering OneFire Sterling PMC™. This precious metal clay requires only a single, open-air firing process with no need to embed it in carbon. The metal clay comes out of the kiln as a sterling silver piece. It contains 96% fine silver and 4% copper, giving it twice the strength of original fine silver PMC for more delicate designs and pieces that need the added strength. Artists can also solder on fired pieces with any grade of silver solder, and according to Rio Grande, the clay is also suitable for enameling, keum boo, stone setting, and plating. OneFire Sterling PMC is offered in both 20g and 45g packages. MORE AT WWW.RIOGRANDE.COM

Celie Fago Bracelet, Locket, and Cuff OneFire Sterling PMC PHOTOS: ROBERT DIAMANTE

Stampable Rings Beaducation, Inc. has introduced three new sterling silver stampable rings. The rings — available in size 6, 7, and 8 — are available in tab, circle, and heart shapes. While the stampable area of the rings is too small for stamping complete words or phrases, Beaducation advises that they do work very well for stamping unique designs and individual letters. MORE AT WWW.BEADUCATION.COM

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In September 2016, Jewelers of America (JA) announced the nominees for the 15th Annual GEM Awards. The awards are presented in four categories. The nominees in the Jewelry Design category are Suzanne Kalan, Arun Bohra of Arunashi, and Lucia Silvestri of Bulgari. The nominees for Marketing & Communications are Kay® Jewelers, Hearts On Fire®, and Monica Rich Kosann. In the category of Media Excellence, the nominees are Amanda Alagem, Grace Fuller, and Stephen Watson. And the nominees in the Watch Excellence category are JaegerLeCoultre, A. Lange & Söhne, and Patek Philippe. The winners will be announced during the awards presentation on January 13 in New York. MORE AT WWW.JEWELERS.ORG

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Stuller, Inc. is partnering with Dominion Diamond Corporation to introduce CanadaMark melee diamonds to the North American market. The supplier is the first to offer these stones in the U.S. Stuller reports that every batch of CanadaMark melee from Stuller is responsibly mined in Canada’s Northwest Territories in full compliance with the Canadian Diamond Code of Conduct. The stones are natural and untreated. MORE AT WWW.STULLER.COM

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It is extremely difficult to diagnose the cause of this crack from the photograph, but the labradorite does appear to be full of internal stresses and cracks common with this stone. Labradorite is a 6–6½ on the Mohs Scale, a hardness similar to that of opal, but hardness isn’t the only concern. Labradorite is also known for its pronounced cleavage lines, and these can cause cracking under pressure or when exposed to extreme temperature changes, also similar to opal. Over the years, we have seen this scenario many times, especially with opal, malachite, and turquoise cabochons. When choosing stones, we suggest checking for a couple of features that will help avoid later cracking, because in our experience many cabochons are improperly cut. We always grind the bottom of ours flat to prevent the stone from rocking in the setting, and grind a 45 degree bevel around the outer edge of the bottom just wide enough to avoid contact with any excess solder at the bezel/back plate solder joint. A properly cut cabochon prevents putting stress at these critical points and helps eliminate stress on the stone’s cleavage lines, which could result in a crack propagating across the entire cabochon.

Recently, the Jewelry Making Daily Facebook page heard from Rhonda West, who was frustrated to learn that the product Holy Cow is no longer available. This has been our go-to polishing compound for a long time, and we’ve recommended it in many projects that have been published in Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and are still available as digital back issues, individual projects, or project compilations. Alas, we were able to confirm with our source, Guy Clark, that Holy Cow is no longer on the market. Rhonda was working on our “Simply Beautiful Bezels” project featuring precious opal and lapis FIND IT intarsia earrings set in gold. Simply Beautiful Other polishing Bezels compounds to www. consider for interweave. polishing opals are com cerium oxide and tin oxide. Both are powders mixed with a small amount of water used to charge a soft leather pad. Turn the pad at a low speed and polish the opal, taking care not to get the stone too hot during the process. BEST BUTANE TORCHES

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characteristics in the metal can quickly negate a lot of time and work spent crafting a wax pattern and pouring an investment mold. In one of those mixed bags of gold bits, there are usually many different colors of gold as well as every conceivable karat combination. Trying to determine what alloy you will end up with when it’s finally melted is like trying to determine the pedigree of the village mongrel dog it’s just a wild guess. Or as they say in the computer field, GIGO — “Garbage in, garbage out.” If you don’t consistently know the purity of the metal you’re starting with, you’ll never be able to control the quality of the finished product. We know that many jewelry casters have set up their own refining equipment to insure the purity of the gold they cast, but that’s way above our metallurgical and chemistry abilities — and to be honest, working with all those strong acids just scares the devil out of us. Instead, we’ve settled on a very simple and straightforward approach using scrap: never use it until after it’s

been refined. This means taking or sending the scrap to a qualified refiner to remove all the unknowns from the material, even though this adds an additional cost. For us, refining fees are a small price to pay compared to the time and effort of going back to square one. God, how we hate a redo! Once you have pure gold, it’s quite easy to alloy it to the color and karat you desire without guessing. Before sending your gold scrap off to your refiner, carefully sort through it and make sure all the pieces have a karat stamping. You’ll need to test each piece that isn’t karat stamped to insure that it is in fact gold and not plated base metal. You can test with a streak plate or an electronic karat meter. Having assured that you actually have gold, you must remove all gemstones. Finally, weigh the gold with an accurate scale and place it in a small plastic bag and write the weight and the karat with a marker. We always add our name and address on each small bag to prevent any mix-up. Package it well and send off to the refiner. You can usually request either cash or gold back. Find a good refining company and work with them, and you’ll be ahead on time and money in the long run! ASK THE EXPERTS ? . . . by sending your questions and tips to: karla.rosenbusch@ fwcommunity.com. Indicate "AskTheExperts" in the email's subject line. Please include your full name and where you live. Questions and answers may appear in a future issue or as online content.

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Bead Stringing Supplies Beadalon t BeadSmith/Helby Imports t Beyond Beadery t Black Bead, The CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads G-S Supplies, Inc. Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Kingsley North, Inc. Rio Grande, Inc. Shipwreck Beads Soft Flex Company t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

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Beadalon® Distributor Beadalon t Kamal Trading Co, Inc. t Beading Supplies Garden of Beadin’ t Kent’s Tools t Beading Wire Soft Flex Company t Beads Applegate Lapidary t CGM t Clay River Designs Designer Cabs by Ron t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t John F. Allen & Son Kamol t Kingsley North, Inc. Klews Gallery t Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t Rio Grande, Inc. Shipwreck Beads Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Soft Flex Company t Sunwest Silver t Voices of the Stones t Wild Things Beads t Beads (Czech) Applegate Lapidary t Beyond Beadery t Designer Cabs by Ron t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Garden of Beadin’ t John F. Allen & Son t Sandy Schor & Co t Shipwreck Beads Wild Things Beads t Beads (Delica) Beyond Beadery t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beads (Dichroic) Dichoic, Inc. t Venetian Bead Shop Beads (Fine Gem-Designer) Out of Our Mines t Beads (Glass) Applegate Lapidary t Beyond Beadery t John F. Allen & Son t Shipwreck Beads Venetian Bead Shop Wild Things Beads t Beads (Japanese) Beyond Beadery t Beads (Lampwork) Bronwen Heilman t Dichroic, Inc. t Shipwreck Beads Unicorne Beads t Venetian Bead Shop ABD 4

Beads (Large Hole) Voices of the Stones t

Bi-Color or Tri-Color Tourmaline (Faceted & Cabochon & Slices) Lowe Associates t

Beads (One Of A Kind From Mactan Fossil Stone) Beads and Honey, LLC t

Black Onyx (Fancy Shapes) Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Black Tourmaline Beads Bolva Group t

Beads (Opal) Opex Opal t Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t Beads (Prehistoric Mammoth Ivory, Fossil Walrus Ivory, and Vintage Ebony Wood) Ivory Jacks t Beads (Resin) Natural Touch t Sandy Schor & Co t Beads (Semi-Precious) Beads and Honey, LLC t CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads John F. Allen & Son t Voices of the Stones t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Beads (Shell) Beads and Honey, LLC t Beads (Silver) CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Hands of the Hills, Inc. t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Beads (Venetian) Venetian Bead Shop

Boji ® Dealers Ahhhmuse t Boji®Source Bone International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Bonny Doon Rio Grande, Inc. Bookends Applegate Lapidary t Western Hills t Bookmarks Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. Books Ahhhmuse t Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc. Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Rio Grande, Inc. Booth Manufacturer/Distributor Gem Faire, Inc. Boulder Opal McDevitt, Gene t Rod Griffin Australian Opal t Boxes-Jewelry Gift Boxes Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Rio Grande, Inc.

Beads (Wholesale) Applegate Lapidary t Bolva Group, Inc. t CGM t Designer Cabs by Ron t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Hands of the Hills, Inc. t John F. Allen & Son t Shipwreck Beads Voices of the Stones t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Wild Things Beads t

Bracelets International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t

Beads (Wood) Beads and Honey, LLC t

Brazilian Gemstones Kaiser Gems t Lowe Associates - Brasil t Schneider, Thomas M. t

Beadsmith Brand-The Source (Wholesale Only) BeadSmith/Helby Imports t

Brass International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Briolettes Voices of the Stones t

Benitoite Beija Flor Gems t Casa de Lumbre t Coast to Coast Rare Stones t Forrest Gemstones Vance Gems t

Burs Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Rio Grande

Beryl John Dyer & Co. t Vance Gems t

Butterflies Butterflies by God t

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Burs (Diamond) Mountain Mist Products t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Button Pearls Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t Buttons Natural Touch t Sandy Schor & Co t Cabochon Material Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochon Material (Wholesale) Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc. Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochons Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Barlow’s, LLC t Cabochons by Ron t Designer Cabs by Ron t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gem Center USA, Inc. t Hermann Grimm KG t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Judith Whitehead t M. Lowe & Co., for Lowe Associates t Magic Mountain Gems, Inc. t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t Rio Grande, Inc. Roark Tim, Inc. t R. W. Osmond & Associates/ Candala Chrysoprase t Southwestern Minerals, Inc. Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochons (Custom) Bright Star Gemstones t Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochons Cutting & Polishing Equipment CabKing.com Cabochons (Designer) Barlow’s, LLC t Bright Star Gemstones t Cabochons by Ron t Designer Cabs by Ron t Gem Shop, Inc, The t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Out Of Our Mines t Rock Deco t Starborn Creations t Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochons (Drusy) Cabochons by Ron t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Starborn Creations t Unconventional Lapidarist Cabochons (For Collectors) Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Cabochons (Matched Pairs & Suites) Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t

Cabochons (Wholesale) Barlow’s, LLC t Cabochons by Ron t Designer Cabs by Ron t Dikra Gems t John F. Allen & Son t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Pioneer Gem Corp. Starborn Creations t Unconventional Lapidarist West Coast Mining t Cameos Amber Gems t Rio Grande, Inc.

Catalog (Wholesale) CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Rio Grande, Inc. Shipwreck Beads Cacoxenite-Cabochons-Slabs Lowe Associates t Chains Azur Global Imports t Black Bead, The

Carved Flowers 5-50 MM Hermann Grimm KG t Carving Equipment Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Mountain Mist Products t Carvings Bolva Group, Inc. t Dikra Gems t Discovery Gems & Jewellery t Grand Opal, Pty., Ltd. t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Carvings by Hermann Grimm Hermann Grimm KG t Carvings by Richard M. Shull Out Of Our Mines t Carvings (Freeform) Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc.

CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Downeast Trading Co., Inc. t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Kimarie Designs t Rio Grande, Inc. Sandy Schor & Co t Schofer Germany - The Chain Company GmbH + Co. KG t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Chakra Tuned “Singing” Quartz Crystal Bowls-Frosted-ClearColored-Handle Bowls Crystal Distributing Co.

Carvings (Stone) Angela Conty Designs t Barlow’s, LLC t Gem Art Center/Helen Serras-Herman t Mother Nature Gemcraft & Jewelry, Inc.

Chakra Tuned Tibetan Bowls -Plain-Embossed-Painted Crystal Distributing Co.

Casting Equipment Kingsley North, Inc.

Chalcedony (Blue) West Coast Mining t

Carving Materials (Rough) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Chalcedony (Holly Lavender) Our Of Our Mines t M. Lowe & Co., for Lowe Associates t

Casting Grain United Precious Metal Refining t Casting Services Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t Mesilla Valley Castings, Inc. Ruidoso Metal Works, Inc. Sunwest Silver t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t Casting Supplies Rio Grande, Inc. United Precious Metal Refining t Castings (Custom) Mesilla Valley Castings, Inc. Ruidoso Metal Works, Inc. Catalog Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Kingsley North, Inc.

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

Chalcedony (Angel Blue) Designer Cabs by Ron t

Chalcedony - Namibian Hermann Grimm KG t Chalcedony (Namibian and Malawi) Hermann Grimm t Charms Azur Global Imports t Black Bead, The CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Nina Designs t Sunwest Silver t Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

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Charoite Gems Art Studio t Voices of the Stones t Chrome Diopside Ravenstein Germany t Chrome Pyrope Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Chrysoberyl Natural Stones t Chrysocolla Barlow’s, LLC t Chrysocolla (Drusy) Designer Cabs by Ron t Chrysocolla (Gem Silica) Out Of Our Mines t Chrysoprase Dikra Gems t R. W. Osmond & Associates/ Candala Chrysoprase t Chrysoprase Rough R. W. Osmond & Associates/ Candala Chrysoprase t Cinnabar International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Citrine Dikra Gems t Citrine (Natural Color) Gem Connection Inc., The t Citrine Spheres Gem Connection Inc., The t Clasps Alacarte Clasps, WireLace & Wire-Luxe t CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads HandFast Design by Kim Fox t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Kimarie Designs t Nina Designs t Rio Grande Saki Silver t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t Clasps (18K & 22K)

Kimarie Designs t Classes Northwest Gemological Institute Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

ABD 6

Cloisonne International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Crystal (Wholesale) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Coasters Western Hills t

Crystals & Carving Rough (Natural Color) Gem Connection Inc., The t S&S Gems

Coin Jewelry Big Blue Coin Jewelry t

Crystals Quartz Gem Connection Inc., The t

Computer Software Bejeweled Software Company

Cubic Zirconia (Faceted Stones) Dikra Gems t

Conferences Northwest Jewelry Conference Copper CGM t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. United Precious Metal Refining t

Cutting (Custom) Kaiser Gems t Cutting & Polishing Equipment Hi-TechDiamond.com Cutting Service Lawrence Stoller - CrystalWorks, Inc. t

Copper & Brass Discs & Washers Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Czech Beads (Seed Beads) Garden of Beadin’ t

Copper Findings

Danburite Dudley Blauwet Gems t

Copper Jewelry Elysium Inc. t Coral Dikra Gems t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Coral (Agatized) Starborn Creations t Coral-Red Mediterranean (Rough, Beads & Cabochons) Trade Roots CounterSketch® Gemvision t

Danburite Pink (La Aurora, Mexico) Ravenstein Germany t Diamond Blades Kent’s Tools t Kingsley North, Inc. Diamond Burs (Sintered) Mountain Mist Products t Diamond Cabochon Equipment Kent’s Tools t Diamond Carving Wheels Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t

Creative Bead Jewelry Kits Glass arden Beadst

Diamond Coated Carving Burs Hi-TechDiamond.com Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Mountain Mist Products t

Corundum (Untreated) Dudley Blauwet Gems t

Diamond Coated Core Drills Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t

Covelite Alaska Gold & Gems t Orocal Gold Nugget Co. t Craft Wire Soft Flex Company t

Diamond Compound Hi-TechDiamond.com Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t

Crystal Gem and Bead Mall t

Diamond Crystals Rock Deco t

Crystal Bowl CD’s Crystal Distributing Co.

Diamond Discs Hi-TechDiamond.com

Crystal Clay Distributor Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Diamond Drills Cutting Edge Solutions t Hi-TechDiamond.com Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t

Crystal Specimens Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Bolva Group, Inc. t Gem Connection Inc., The t Minec Expresso Mineral t

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Diamond Drills (Sintered) Mountain Mist Products t Diamond Laps CabKing.com Hi-TechDiamond.com

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Diamond Polish Mountain Mist Products t Diamond Powder Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Diamond Saw Blades Hi-TechDiamond.com Diamond Wheels CabKing.com Diamonds Karkour Fine Jewelry t Rio Grande, Inc. Diamonds (Melee Sizes and Larger) Joseph Blank, Inc. Diamonds (Rough) Rock Deco t Dichroic Glass D&L Art Glass Supply Dichroic Glass (Distributor of Coating by Sandberg, Dichroic Sheet Glass) Dichroic, Inc. t Diploma Programs Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Dinosaur Skeletons Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t Display Cases Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Display Stands Bolva Group, Inc. t Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Sphere’s To You t Display Trays Rio Grande, Inc. Drills Rio Grande Drusy

Drusy Quartz on White Chalcedony Gem Connection Inc., The t

Faceted Opal Rogerley Fluorite Gemstones Miner’s Gems

DVDs Fretz Design, LLC t

Faceted Stones Faceting Academy, The t Hermann Grimm KG t

Dzi Beads TIKA t Earrings Best Bargains t CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Zealandia Designs, Inc. t Education Beaducation JCK Events t Northwest Gemological Institute Rio Grande, Inc.

Faceting (Custom) A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka Darmar Enterprises Kaiser Gems t Faceting Equipment Faceting Academy, The t Kingsley North, Inc. Faceting Laps Hi-TechDiamond.com Lightning Lap t Facting Rough Discovery Gems & Jewellery t

Eggs (Stones) Gem Shop, Inc.,The t

Faceting Rough & Tourmaline Faceting Rough Lowe Associates t

Electroplating (All Types) Rio Grande, Inc.

Faceting Rough (Wholesale) Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t

Elestial Quartz Crystals Gem Connection Inc., The t

Faceting Services Faceting Academy, The t

Emeralds Gem 2000 t Roark Tim, Inc. t Schneider, Thomas M t

Faceting Supplies Mountain Mist Products t PaleoBOND t

Emeralds (Brazilian) Faceted & Slices Lowe Associates t Emeralds (Synthetic) Adris Corp. t Emerald Mineral Specimens Gem Connection Inc., The t Enameling Supplies Rio Grande, Inc.

Fancy Color Tanzanite Vance Gems t Fancy Colored Sapphires Gem 2000 t Field Trip Conducting Geology Adventures, Inc. Findings Beads and Honey, LLC t

Engraving Supplies Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Rio Grande Enhydro Quartz Crystals Gem Connection Inc., The t

Starborn Creations t Drusy (All Colors) Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Starborn Creations t Drusy (Black) Olson, Donald K t Starborn Creations t Drusy (Matched Pairs) Starborn Creations t Drusy Quartz Gemstones & Jewelry Adris Corp. t

Epoxy Cements Hughes Associates Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t

CGM t

Equipment Stuller, Inc. t Estwing Mfg. Co. Tools Dealers Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply Eudialyte Gems Art Studio t Exhibit Design Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

Fretz Design, LLC t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Gem and Bead Mall t Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply HandFast Design by Kim Fox t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Kimarie Designs t Kingsley North, Inc. Rio Grande, Inc. Shipwreck Beads Soft Flex Company t Star’s Clasps t Sunwest Silver t Visions in Stained Glass, Inc. t

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Findings (14K Gold) CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Findings (14K Gold-Wholesale) CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Findings (Gold Filled) CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Findings (Jewelry) Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Sunwest Silver t Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. Findings (Jewelry-Wholesale) D&L Art Glass Supply John F. Allen & Son t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Nina Designs t Saki Silver t Findings (Rose Gold Filled) WholesaleJewelry Supply Co. Findings (Silver) Azur Global Imports t CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Pacific Silverworks and Savannah Design Studiot Saki Silver t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Findings (White Gold 18K) Kimarie Designs t Findings (Wholesale) CGM t HandFast Design by Kim Fox t Hands of the Hills, Inc. t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Finished Jewelry Lady From Venice t Fire Agate Fire Agate Art Studio t Flexible Shafts Rio Grande Flowers/Leaves Gemstones Mother Nature Gemcraft & Jewelry, Inc. Fluorescent Lamps and Books Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Fluorescent Minerals Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Fluorita Dulcita Fluorite Geology Adventures, Inc. Fluorite On Quartz Epimorphs Shades of Purple

ABD 8

Focal Pieces International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Garnet (Spessartite) Gem 2000 t

Foredom Electric Power Tools Dealers Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply

Garnet Exotic (Eastern Africa) Ravenstein Germany t Garnet Malaya (Malaia) Ravenstein Germany t

Fossil Casts Dinosaur Brokes, LLC t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

Garnet Pyralspite (Mahenge) Ravenstein Germany t

Fossil Fish Paleosearch t

Gaspeite Bright Star Gemstones t

Fossil Preparation PaleoBOND t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

Gem Carving Supplies Mountain Mist Products t

Fossil Shark Teeth Lowcountry Geologic t

Gem Crystals Schneider, Thomas M t

Fossils Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show / Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC t Butterflies by God t Globe-X t Granada Gallery t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Paleo Facts t

Gem Cutting Services A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka Gem Dealers Kaiser Gems t Optima Gem Gem Displays Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t

Fossils (Museum Specimens) Paleosearch t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

Gem Faire Events Gem Faire, Inc. Gem Polish Kits Mountain Mist Products t

Fossils (Wholesale) Lowcountry Geologic t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale

Gem Sculpture Lawrence Stoller - CrystalWorks, Inc. t

Full Service Loose House Joseph Blank, Inc.

Gemologists (Consulting) Northwest Gemological Laboratory

Garnet Dikra Gems t Roark Tim, Inc. t Vance Gems t

Gemology Instruction Northwest Gemological Institute Gems Granada Gallery t

Garnet (Chrome Pyrope) Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t

Gems (Investment Quality) Forrest Gemstones

Garnet (Color-Change) Dudley Blauwet Gems t Garnet (Color-Change), Grossular, Imperial, Malaya, Mint, Pyrope, Rhodolite, Rose Malaya, Tsavorite, Umbalite Color First t Garnet (Color-Change) , Mint, Pyrope, Rhodolite, Rose Malaya, Tsavorite, Umbalite B. Tree Gems t Garnet (Mozambique Calibrated Faceted Stones & Cabochons) Dikra Gems t Garnet (Rhodolite) Dikra Gems t Gem 2000 t

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Gems (Faceted) Adris Corp. t B. Tree Gems t Rio Grande, Inc. Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Gems (Finished) Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply Gems (Glass) John F. Allen t Gems (Investment Quality) Vance Gems t Gems (Rare) Coast to Coast Rare Stones t Dudley Blauwet Gems t Gravier & Gemmes t Forrest Gemstones

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Gems (Rare-Faceted) Edwards Minerals, LLC t Vance Gems t Gems (Synthetic) Adris Corp. t Gems (Wholesale) Best Bargains t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Kaiser Gems t Michael M. Dyber dba Ledge Art Studio t Pioneer Gem Corp. Roark Tim, Inc. t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Gems Rough (Clean Facet Grade) Ravenstein Germany t Gemstone Beads Wholesale Jewelry Supply Gemstones Gem and Bead Mall t Gemstones (Colorado) Bright Star Gemstones t Gemstones (Natural, Untreated) Ravenstein Germany t Gemstones from Around the World Set in Sterling Silver, Unique Designs Amber #1/ Amber Beata Collections t Gemstones Jewelry Livingstone Jewelry Co., Inc. t General Lapidary and Jewelers’ Supplies Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply Kingsley North, Inc. Rio Grande, Inc. General Lapidary and Jewelers’ Supplies (Wholesale) Kingsley North, Inc. General Lapidary Tools and Machines Hi-TechDiamond.com Geodes Gem Center USA, Inc. t Gem Connection Inc., The t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Gift Items International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Gifts Gems Art Studio t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t

Gold Bearing Quartz Alaska Gold & Gems t Forrest Gemstones Orocal Gold Nugget Co. t

Ivory Jewelry (Fossilized) Zealandia Designs, Inc. t Jade (Black) Natural Stones t

Gold-Filled One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Rio Grande, Inc. Gold Filled Wire Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Gold Nuggets Orocal Gold Nugget Co. t Alaska Gold & Gems t

Gold/Silver Rings and pendants with precious and semi-precious gem stones Earth Door Sky Door t Gold Solders CGM t United Precious Metal Refining t Gold Wire CGM t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t United Precious Metal Refining t Golden Beryl Specimens Gem Connection Inc., The t Grinding Wheels Rio Grande, Inc. Grits Belt, Inc. Helidor Specimens Gem Connection Inc., The t Heliodor-Yellow Beryl-Golden Beryl-Seafoam Beryl-Morganite Lowe Associates t Hematite Dikra Gems t Herkimer (Quartz Diamonds) Ace of Diamonds Mine t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Imperial Topaz-Precious Topaz - Faceted & Crystals Lowe Associates t

Glass International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Insects Butterflies by God t

Gold Rio Grande, Inc.

Instructional DVDs WireJewelry.com t

Gold Alloys United Precious Metal Refining t

Iolite Dikra Gems t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

Jade (Polar) Jade West Corp. t Jadeite Gems Art Studio t

Gold Nuggets and Specimens Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t Global Treasures t Forrest Gemstones

Incense (Moldavite) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t

Jade (Nephrite) Gems Art Studio t Jade West Corp t

Japanese Seed Beads Garden of Beadin’ t Jasper Dikra Gems t Jasper (Blue Mountain) West Coast Mining t Jasper (Fancy Cabs) Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Jasper (Picture) Dikra Gems t Jewelers’ Supplies Kingsley North, Inc. WireJewelry.com t Jewelers’ Tools G-S Supplies, Inc. JewelryTools.com t Kent’s Tools t Lee, K. H., Supply Company Rio Grande, Inc. Jewelry Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Granada Gallery t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Magic Mountain Gems, Inc. t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t R. W. Osmond & Associates/ Candala Chrysoprase t Sarda, Inc. t Shipwreck Beads Starborn Creations t TIKA t Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t Jewelry (Amber) Amber Gems t

Starborn Creations t

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Jewelry and Goods (Native American) Sandy Schor & Co t Sunwest Silver t Jewelry Boxes Gems Art Studio t Jewelry (Chain) Azur Global Imports t CGM t Sarda, Inc. t Schofer Germany - The Chain Company GmbH + Co. KG t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t Jewelry Cleaner Rio Grande Jewelry (Craft) Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Jewelry (Crystal) Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Jewelry (Custom) S&S Gems Vance Gems t Jewelry (Designer) Angela Conty Designs t Discovery Gems & Jewellery t Gem Art Center/Helen SerrasHerman t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Kevin O’Grady, Glass Jeweler t Magical Delights t Mercurious Designs t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Rockaway Opals Roulette 18 t Sarda, Inc. t Starborn Creations t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t Jewelry Displays Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Rio Grande, Inc. Jewelry Displays and Supplies Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Jewelry (Estate/Antique) Big Blue Coin Jewelry t Sandy Schor & Co t Jewelry Findings (Wholesale) Azur Global Imports t D&L Art Glass Supply Fretz Designs, LLC t John F. Allen & Son t Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Nina Designs t Pegasus Imports t Sunwest Silver t Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. Jewelry (Glass) Kevin O’Grady, Glass Jeweler t

Jewelry (Gold) Downeast Trading Co., Inc. t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t

Jewelry (Turquoise) Amber Gems t Sunwest Silver t

Jewelry (Handmade) Mercurious Designs t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t Pacific Silverworks and Savannah Design Studiot Starborn Creations t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t Sunwest Silver t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t

Jewelry (Wholesale) Adris Corp. t Azur Global Imports t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t India Gems t Maya Canyon Jewelry t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/ Wholesale Roulette 18 t Sarda, Inc. t Starborn Creations t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t

Jewelry Making (Instruction) Beaducation Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Jewelry Making Supplies Beadalon t Beaducation Fire Mountain Gems and Beads G-S Supplies, Inc. Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Nina Designs t Rio Grande, Inc. Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. United Precious Metal Refining t

Jewelry (With Gems) Best Bargains t Sarda, Inc. t Starborn Creations t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t Jool Rool Distributor Rio Grande, Inc.

Jewelry Manufacturing Mesilla Valley Castings, Inc.

Kansas Pop Rock Boji®Source

Jewelry (Moldavite) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t

Kilns D&L Art Glass Supply Paragon Industries, LP

Jewelry (Opal) Dowdy Opal t Opex Opal t Rockaway Opals

Kits EGGM

Jewelry (Prehistoric Mammoth Ivory, Fossil Walrus Ivory, Vintage Ebony Wood, and Naturally Shed Moose & Elk Antler) Ivory Jacks t

Knives (Prehistoric Woolly Mammoth Ivory, Fossil Walrus Ivory, Moose Antler) Ivory Jacks t Koroit Opal McDevitt, Gene t

Jewelry Schools Drouhard National Jewelers School

Kunzite Crystals Gem Connection Inc., The t

Jewelry Set in Silver/Gold Plated, One of a Kind, Hand Made Amber #1/ Amber Beata Collections t

Kyanite (Blue-Mineral Specimens) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Jewelry (Silver) Amber Gems t Azur Global Imports t Downeast Trading Co., Inc. t India Gems t Inside Passage Arts t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Pacific Silverworks and Savannah Design Studiot Roulette 18 t Sarda, Inc. t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t

Labradorite Dikra Gems t

Jewelry (Steampunk) One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t ABD 10

Jewelry (Wirecraft) Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Maya Canyon Jewelry t One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t

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La Fluorita Dulcita Prospect Shades of Purple Lampworking Supplies D&L Glass Art Supply t Lapidary Lew Wackler t Lapidary Equipment Cutting Edge Solutions t Hi-TechDiamond.com Kingsley North, Inc. Rio Grande, Inc. t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Lapidary Equipment Manufacturers Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t Lapidary Rough Rockwest t Lapidary Services A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka Darmar Enterprises Lapidary Supplies Kent’s Tools t Mountain Mist Products t PaleoBOND t Rio Grande, Inc. Lapis Lazuli Dikra Gems t Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Lapis Lazuli (Colorado) Bright Star Gemstones t

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Laser Scanning Triebold Paleontology t Leather Cord Leather Cord USA™ t Nina Designs t Rio Grande, Inc. Leather Cord USA Distributor Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

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LED Lightings Bolva Group, Inc. t

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Lemurian Crystals Minec Expresso Mineral t Lemurian Seed Crystals Ahhhmuse t Lemurian Seed Crystals (Natural) Gem Connection Inc., The t Libyan Desert Glass Mercurious Designs t Lighting CraftOptics t Future Lighting t Lithium Quartz Minec Expresso Mineral t Loose & Strung Chips International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Loose Stones International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Lortone™ Lapidary Equipment Dealers Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply Lot-O-Tumbler Manufacturer Belt, Inc. Lot-O-Tumblers Belt, Inc.

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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Luxsme Color Stones, New Collection Amber #1/ Amber Beata Collections t Magazines JCK Events t Magnesio Axinite Vance Gems t Magnifiers CraftOptics t MagEyes, Inc Mail Order Service CGM t Kingsley North, Inc. Minec Expresso Mineral t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Malachite Dikra Gems t Mammoth Ivory Carvings Inside Passage Arts t Matrix Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Gemvision t Maw Sit-Sit Barlow’s, LLC t Megalodon Shark Teeth Lowcountry Geologic t Metal Stamps Impress Art t PJ Tool Jewelry t

Meteorites Blaine Reed - Meteorites t Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t The Earth’s Memory/La Memoire De La Terret Global Treasures t Magic Mountain Gems, Inc. t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Starborn Creations t Webb’s Rock Shop

Moldavite (Carvings) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Moldavite (Collector Specimens) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Moldavite (Faceted) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Moldavite (Incenses & Meditation Products) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t

Mexican Agate Slabs To Cabs t Mexican Fire Opal (Faceted & Cabochon) Lowe Associates t Millenium Cut (Amethyst, Citrine, Tourmaline Aquamarine & Green Gold Quartz) Lowe Associates t Mineral Specimens Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show / Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC t Edwards Minerals, LLC t Gem Connection Inc., The t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t Paleo Facts t Mineral Specimens (Retail and Wholesale) Shades of Purple

Moldavite Jewelry Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Starborn Creations t Moldavite (Rough & Faceted) Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Montana Agate Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc. Montana ‘Yogo’ Sapphires Montana Gem, Inc. t Moonstone (Quartz) Moonstones Dikra Gems t Morganite John Dyer & Co. t Kaiser Gems t Mother-of-Pearl Dikra Gems t Mountings Rio Grande, Inc.

International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Mineral Specimens (Wholesale) Ahhhmuse t Beija Flor Gems t Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t Gem Connection Inc., The t Geology Adventures, Inc. Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale

Metaphysical Crystal & Gifts Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t

Mineralight Lamps UVP, LLC

Murano Glass Beads Venetian Bead Shop

Minerals International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Museum-Quality-Size Minerals Gem Connection Inc., The t

Mint Tourmaline Dudley Blauwet Gems t

Museums Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum and Lapidary

Metals (Precious) Rio Grande, Inc. United Precious Metal Refining t Meta-Physical

Metaphysical Supplies Ahhhmuse t Gem Connection Inc., The t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Minec Expresso Mineral t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Meteorite Jewelry Starborn Creations t Meteorite Watches Starborn Creations t

Mirage Beads TIKA t Moissanite Mt. St. Helens Gems & Jewelry/ Emerald Fox Company t Moldavite Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Starborn Creations t Mercurious Designs t Moldavite (Bohemian & Moravian) Ravenstein Germany t

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Mountings (Jewelry) Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Mount Saint Helens Gems & Jewelry Mt. St. Helens Gems & Jewelry/ Emerald Fox Company t

Mystic Fire Topaz Adris Corp. t Natural American Turquoise, including a Limited Supply of Sleeping Beauty Trade Roots Natural Crystals Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Necklaces Amber Gems t Pacific Pearls t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Ochsenauge Fluorite Geology Adventures, Inc.

Opal (Boulder Focal Beads) Opal by Tibara

Opal Triplets Hang Fong Opal Co. t

Ojime Beads TIKA t

Opal (Butte Opal) West Coast Mining t

Online Classes Beaducation

Opal Cameo and Sculpture Hang Fong Opal Co. t

Opal (Yowah) Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Opal by Tibara

Onyx Dikra Gems t Hermann Grimm KG t Opal Dowdy Opal t Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Grand Opal, Pty., Ltd. t Hopkins Opal t International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t McDevitt, Gene t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd t

Opex Opal t Roark Tim, Inc. t Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t Vance Gems t Opal (Australian) Dowdy Opal t Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Globe-X t Grand Opal, Pty., Ltd. t Hopkins Opal t McDevitt, Gene t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t Opal by Tibara Opals Mine Factory Limited t Opex Opal t Peter Carroll Opals t Rockaway Opals Opal (Australian Opal) Hang Fong Opal Co. t Opex Opel t Opal (Black) DW Enterprises t Gem 2000 t Hopkins Opal t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t Opal by Tibara Peter Carroll Opals t Rockaway Opals Opal (Boulder) Dowdy Opal t Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Hopkins Opal t McDevitt, Gene t Opal by Tibara Opex Opal t Peter Carroll Opals t Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t

Opal Doublets Grand Opal, Pty., Ltd. t Hang Fong Opal Co. t Opex Opal t Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t Opal (Ethiopian) DW Enterprises t Dowdy Opal t Rockaway Opals

Optical Instruments CraftOptics t MagEyes, Inc Opticon Hughes Associates Oregon Gem Materials Forrest Gemstones Oregon Sunstone (Investment & Collector) Ravenstein Germany t

Opal (Fine Cut Stones) Opal by Tibara

Organic Food Ahhhmuse t

Opal (For Inlay) Hopkins Opal t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t Opal by Tibara

Oschsenauge (Bifurcated Crystal) Fluroite Shades of Purple

Opal from Koroite Rod Griffin Australian Opal t Opal Importers Hopkins Opal t Opal Jewelry Dowdy Opal t Hang Fong Opal Co. t Hopkins Opal t Opals Mine Factory Limited t Opal (Koroit) McDevitt, Gene t

Paraiba Tourmaline Beija Flor Gems t Paraiba Tourmaline - Brazilian Faceted & Rough - Cuprian Mozambique, Nigeria Lowe Associates t Pearls (Conch) Gravier & Gemmes t Pacific Coast Pearls t Pearls (Cultured) Pacific Pearls t Rio Grande, Inc. Pearls (Freshwater) CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Pacific Pearls t Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t

Opal (Mexican) Out Of Our Mines t X.G.X. t Opal (Opalized Wood) Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Opal (Peruvian Blue) Out Of Our Mines t Opal Rough Hopkins Opal t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t Opal by Tibara Opex Opal t X.G.X. t Opal Rough (for Inlay) Hopkins Opal t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t Opals (Set and Unset) Mt. St. Helens Gems & Jewelry/ Emerald Fox Company t

Pearls Jewelry Livingstone Jewelry Co., Inc. t Pearls (Natural) Pacific Coast Pearls t Pacific Pearls t Pearls (South Sea) Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t Pearls (Tahitian) Pacific Pearls t Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t Pendants International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Zealandia Designs, Inc. t Peridot (Apache Nation, Arizona) Ravenstein Germany t

Opal (Synthetic) Opex Opal t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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Peridot (Cut) Dikra Gems t Gem 2000 t Kaiser Gems t Roark Tim, Inc. t Peridot (Rough) Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Perlavita Venetian Bead Shop Persian Turquoise (Natural Untreated) Lowe Associates t Petrified Wood Applegate Lapidary t Goldstein Creations t Pewter International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Pins Zealandia Designs, Inc. t Photography (Jewelry) Arc Photographic

Quartz Clusters Gem Connection Inc., The t

Rhodosite Gems Art Studio t

Quartz Crystals Gem Connection Inc., The t Globe-X t Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Lawrence Stoller - CrystalWorks, Inc. t

Rock Candy Mine (BC) Fluorite & Barite Geology Adventures, Inc.

Quartz Crystals (Lemurians) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Rock Shop Beads and Rocks t Crystal Cave, The FL Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum & Lapidary Montana Gems, Inc. t

Rockhound Supplies PaleoBOND t

Quartz Crystals (Wholesale) Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Minec Expresso Mineral t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale

Rose Cut Diamonds Rock Deco t

Quartz (Rose) Dikra Gems t

Rose Gold Filled Wire Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Quartz (Rutilated) Dikra Gems t Gem Connection Inc., The t Minec Expresso Mineral t Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t

Rosolite Garnet (Laguna de Jaco, Mexico) Ravenstein Germany t Rough Crystal Hermann Grimm KG t

Quartz Singing Bowls Ahhhmuse t

Rough Cut Stones & Related Products Rod Griffin Australian Opal t

Plated Base Metal Findings & Beads Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Quartz (Smoky) Dikra Gems t Gem Connection Inc., The t

Polishing Cloths Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Quartz Spheres Gem Connection Inc., The t

Polishing Supplies CabKing.com

Rapid Prototyping Triebold Paleontology t

Polishing Wheels Pacific Abrasives, Inc. Rio Grande, Inc.

Raw Brass (Findings, Beads, Chain) Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Polyethylene Bags Rio Grande, Inc.

Red Beryl Beija Flor Gems t

Polishing Supplies Hi-TechDiamond.com

Red Mediterranean Coral in Rough, Beads and Cabochons Trade Roots

Porcelain International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Preciosa© Distributor John F. Allen t Precious Metal Clay Cool Tools Rio Grande, Inc.

Rough Mother of Pearl Shells Trade Roots Rough Rock Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Barlow’s, LLC t Gem Center USA, Inc. t Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t Sunwest Silver t Unconventional Lapidarist West Coast Mining t

Refining United Precious Metal Refining t Resin International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Resin Jewelry ICE Resin

Rubelite Tourmaline (Faceted Standard & Fancy Cuts) Lowe Associates t Rubies B. Tree Gems t Gem 2000 t Roark Tim, Inc. t Schneider, Thomas M t Rugs Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t

Precious Stones International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

Rhodochrosite Beija Flor Gems t

Prehnite (Sun Jade) Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t

Rhodonite Dikra Gems t Gems Art Studio t

Prong Settings Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc.

Phodolite Garnet (Eastern Africa) Ravenstein Germany t

Sandstone (Picture) Western Hills t

Pure Quartz Pyramids Crystal Distributing Co.

Rhodolite Purple (Mozambique) Ravenstein Germany t

Pyrite (Peruvian) Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale

Rhodolite Purple-Pink (E. Africa) Ravenstein Germany t

Sapphires Gem 2000 t Roark Tim, Inc. t Schneider, Thomas M t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Vance Gems t

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Russian Materials Gems Art Studio t Rutile in Quartz (Golden Rutile) Gem Connection Inc., The t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Sapphires-Calibrated Diamond Cut Rounds (Brilliant Cut) Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Sapphires (Montana) Montana Gem, Inc. t Vance Gems t Sapphires Sri Lanka (Blue, Pink, Purple, Yellow, White) Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Saws Rio Grande, Inc. Scapolite Coast to Coast Rare Stones t Schools Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Northwest Gemological Institute Sculpture-One Of A Kind-Carvings (Stone, Fossil Walrus Bone) Ivory Jacks t Seed Beads Garden of Beadin’ t Selenite Rockswest t

Silver & Diamond Findings M. Lowe & Co., for Lowe Associates t Silver Chains (Wholesale) Azur Global Imports t Silver Filled (Findings, Beads, Chains, & Wire) Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Silver Jewelry Samuel B Collection Silver (Nickel) United Precious Metal Refining t Silver (Sheet) United Precious Metal Refining t Silver Solders United Precious Metal Refining t Silver (Sterling) Azur Global Imports t CGM t Nina Designs t Rio Grande, Inc. Sarda, Inc. t Star’s Clasps t United Precious Metal Refining t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Seraphinite Gems Art Studio t

Silver Wire CGM t Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t United Precious Metal Refining t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Shimmerwing Butterfly Jewelry TIKA t

Silversmiths’ Supplies Rio Grande, Inc.

Shipwreck Coin and Treasures Big Blue Coin Jewelry t

Skeleton Mounting Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

Semi-Precious Stones International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Shiva Lingams Ahhhmuse t Show Organizers G & L W, Inc. Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc. Show Specials Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Shows Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show / Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC t Gem Faire, Inc. JCK Events t Shungite Ahhhmuse t Silver Nina Designs t Sarda, Inc. t United Precious Metal Refining t Rio Grande, Inc. Silver-Filled Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Rio Grande, Inc.

Soft Flex® Distributor Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Rio Grande, Inc. Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Soft Flex® Wire Soft Flex Company t Sphalerite Coast to Coast Rare Stones t Sphene Coast to Coast Rare Stones t Vance Gems t Spheres Barlow’s, LLC t Gem Connection Inc., The t Gem Shop, Inc.,The t Sphere’s To You t Western Hills t Spinel Casa de Lumbre t Color First t Dudley Blauwet Gems t Gem 2000 t Roark Tim, Inc. t Schneider, Thomas M t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Vance Gems t Spruce Ridge (Washington) Quartz & Pyrite Geology Adventures, Inc. Stainless Steel (Findings & Chain) Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Stamping Tools Beaducation Star Garnet Rough Gem Connection Inc., The t

Skull (Hand Carved) Mercurious Designs t Skulls Butterflies by God t

Staurolite Natural Cross Crystals Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t

Slabs Barlow’s, LLC t Unconventional Lapidarist West Coast Mining t

Sterling Silver International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t Sterling Silver Jewelry Elysium, Inc. t

Slabs (Polished) Applegate Lapidary t Barlow’s, LLC t Slabs (Polished-Wholesale) Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t Soap Rocks Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Soffigio Tuning Forks-Plain & Colored Crystal Distributing Co.

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

Sterling Silver Jewelry with SemiPrecious Gem Stones Earth Door Sky Door t Stingray (New) S&S Gems Stone Water Structuring Ahhhmuse t Stones (Precious) Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Stretch Magic Distributor Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

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Sunstone John Dyer & Co. t Forrest Gemstones Sunstone (Butte Mine, Oregon) Ravenstein Germany t Sunstone (Blue-Teal, Peacock, Chrome Green, Multicolor) Ravenstein Germany t Sunstone (Copper Bearing) Ravenstein Germany t Sunstone (Oregon) John Dyer & Co. t Forrest Gemstones Out Of Our Mines t Sunstone (PANA Mine, Oregon) Ravenstein Germany t Supplies Stuller, Inc. t Swarovski (Beads Pendants & Pearls) Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Tahitian & South Sea Pearls Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t Tanzanite Roark Tim, Inc. t Vance Gems t Tanzanite, Fancy Color Vance Gems t Tektites Blaine Reed - Meteorites t Moldavite/T.W. Designs t Texas Lone Stars (Blue Topaz and Clear Topaz) Lowe Associates t Tools Beadalon t Fretz Design, LLC t Gem and Bead Mall t Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply G-S Supplies, Inc. Impress Art t

Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Kent’s Tools t MagEyes, Inc PJ Tool Jewelry t Stuller, Inc. t Topaz Dikra Gems t Gem 2000 t Kaiser Gems t Roark Tim, Inc. t Topaz (All Natural Color Crystals) Gem Connection Inc., The t Topaz (Blue) Green A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka Topaz (Natural Untreated Colors) Ravenstein Germany t

Swarovski Crystals Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t Swarovski Elements Fire Mountain Gems and Beads JewelryTools.com t Jewelry Metal Art t

Tags & Labels Arch Crown, Inc.

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Tourmaline Bright Star Gemstones t Color First t Dikra Gems t Gem 2000 t Hermann Grimm KG t John Dyer & Co. t Kaiser Gems t Lowe Associates - Brasil t Out Of Our Mines t Ravenstein Germany t Roark Tim, Inc. t Schneider, Thomas M t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Vance Gems t Tourmaline (All Natural Color Crystals) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Tourmaline (Faceting Rough) Lowe Associates - Brasil t

Turquoise International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Out of Our Mines t Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t Sunwest Silver t

Tourmaline (Mint) Dudley Bluwet Gems t Traveling Exhibitions Triebold Paleontology T

Turquoise (Natural) Natural Stones t Trade Roots

Tsavorite Color First t Gem 2000 t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Vance Gems t

Turquoise (Natural Nevada) Out Of Our Mines t

Tumbled Stones International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale

Turquoise Rough Rockswest t Turquoise (Sleeping Beauty) Hermann Grimm t

Tourmaline Beads (Black) Bolva Group t

Tumbler Manufacturers Belt, Inc. Tru-Square Metal Products

Umbalite Garnet Color First t Ravenstein Germany t

Tourmaline Crystals (Watermelon) Gem Connection Inc., The t

Tumbler Supplies Belt, Inc. Tru-Square Metal Products

Ultrasonic Drills Cutting Edge Solutions t

Tourmaline (Green, Pink Red, Blue) - Faceted-CabochonsSlices-Carvings-Cat’s EyesButterflies, Holly Blue & Cacoxenite–Cabochons Lowe Associates t

Tumblers Rio Grande, Inc. Tru-Square Metal Products

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Ultraviolet Lamps UVP, LLC U.S.A. Manufacturing Hi-TechDiamond.com Variscite (Nevada) Out Of Our Mines t

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21


Venetian Glass Beads Lady From Venice t Vermeil Vibrational Jewelry (Designer) Ahhhmuse t Videos Rio Grande, Inc. Vintage Jewelry Northwest Jewelry Conference

Wirecraft Supplies Beadalon t Beaducation Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Rio Grande, Inc. Soft Flex Company t Wirewrapping Beadalon t Beaducation One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t

Vintage Silver And Gold Beads, Pendants, Elements Earth Door Sky Door t Watches (Meteorite Dial) Beija Flor Gems t Watches (Rolex, Cartier) Karkour Fine Jewelry t Wax Carvings Beginz Wax Patterns Paradise Wax Patterns Waxed Linen Cord Royalwood, Ltd. Website Ordering Applegate Lapidary t Barlow’s, LLC t Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum and Lapidary JCK Events t Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t Montana Gem, Inc. t Opal by Tibara Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

WireJewelrycom t Wood International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t

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Zebra Rock Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t Zircon Gem 2000 t Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t Vance Gems t Zircon (White, Champagne, Orange, Yellow, Imperial, Pink, Red, Green, Blue, Mocha) Color First t

White Bronze Findings White’s Electronic Detection Equipment Dealers Gilman’s Mineral & Lapdary Supply Wholesale Jewelry Supply Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Wholesale Only Beadalon t Bolva Group, Inc. t Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co. Wholesale/Retail Applegate Lapidary t Beads and Honey, LLC t Clay River Designs Dikra Gems t Gem Faire, Inc. Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t Lee, K. H., Supply Company Opal by Tibara Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t

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t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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2017 ANNUAL BUYERS’ DIRECTORY

SUPPLIERS In this section: suppliers listed alphabetically by name (usually by last name if named after an individual) with contact information, including Tucson show location if applicable, and the products and services they offer FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY: SEE PRODUCTS & SERVICES, PAGE ABD 1 FOR SUPPLIERS LISTED BY PLACE OF BUSINESS: SEE LOCATIONS OF SUPPLIERS, PAGE ABD 33 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT LISTING YOUR COMPANY IN THE 2017 DIRECTORY, CONTACT TINA HICKMAN (970) 613-4697

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A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka

Amber Gems t (RI BR705, TGMS 2102)

ABBR.

SHOW & VENUE

AAV

African Art Village

ABCE

A Bead Carnival

AGTA

American Gem Trade Association

AIE

American Indian Arts Expo

AIW

Arizona Independent Warehouse

Salisbury, MA; (518) 496-2325, Email: angela@contydesigns.com, www.contydesigns.com

BB

The Best Bead Show

QI

Quality Inn Gem, Mineral & Metaphysical Show

CARVINGS (STONE), JEWELRY (DESIGNER)

DAY

Globe-X Gem & Mineral Show

DTR

To Bead True Blue

ECA

Emerging Cuba: The Art and Jewelry Show

EI

Executive Inn Mineral & Fossil Show

FMI

Fine Minerals International

GA

Granada Avenue Mineral Show

GBM

Gem & Bead Mall Show

GGE

Granada Gallery & Exclusives

GI

The Gem and Jewelry Show on Grant

GJF

Gem & Jam Festival

GJX

Gem & Jewelry Exchange (GJX)

GM

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers at Gem Mall Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers at the Holidome Show Howard Johnson Gem & Mineral Show Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at Hotel Tucson City Center

246/3 Matale Road, Akurana, Sri Lanka 94 (0) 814-474816, sithygems@yahoo.com, www.gemcuttingservice.com

7/1 Garncarska St, Gdansk, 80-894 Poland; +4858 3017457, Cell +48 601290221, Email: ambergems@ server.pl, www.ambergems.com

FACETING (CUSTOM), GEM CUTTING SERVICES, LAPIDARY SERVICES, TOPAZ (BLUE) GREEN TOPAZ

AMBER (INSECT INCLUSIONS), CAMEOS, JEWELRY (AMBER), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (TURQUOISE), NECKLACES

Ace of Diamonds Mine t (QI TENT #3) 84 Herkimer St., NYS28, P.O. Box 505, Middleville, NY 13406; (315) 8913855, FAX (315) 891-3855 Email: aceherks@roadrunner.com, www.herkimerdiamonds.com HERKIMER (QUARTZ DIAMONDS)

Adris Corp. t (HD PAVILION #115) 22 W. 48th St., New York, NY 10036; (212) 575-4842, (800) 229-3747, FAX (212) 575-2841 Email: sales@adriscorp.com, www.adriscorp.com DRUZY QUARTZ GEMSTONES & JEWELRY, EMERALDS (SYNTHETIC), GEMS (FACETED), GEMS (SYNTHETIC), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), MYSTIC FIRE TOPAZ

Ahhhmuse t (QI 2ND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM -THE CLARION INN IS NOW THE QUALITY INN, CORNER OF I-10 AND 22ND STREET) 2340 Highway

180 East., #171, Silver City, NM 88061; (575) 534-0410, Cell phone (575) 3134070 Email: mqt@AhhhMuse.com, bridgette@ahhhmuse.com, www.AhhhMuse.com BOJI ® DEALERS, BOOKS, VIBRATIONAL JEWELRY (DESIGNER), LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTALS, METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), ORGANIC FOOD, QUARTZ SINGING BOWLS, SHIVA LINGAMS, SHUNGITE, STONE WATER STRUCTURING

Alacarte Clasps, WireLace & WireLuxe P.O. Box 977, Forestville, CA 95436; (707) 887-2825, Email: info@alacarteclasps.com, www.alacarteclasps.com, www.wirelace.com, www.wireluxe.com CLASPS, WIRE MESH

Alaska Gold & Gems t (HD 130) 1720 Bird St., Oroville, CA 95965; (530) 370-4513, FAX (530) 533-5067 Email: david@orocal.com, www.orocal.com GOLD NUGGETS, GOLD BEARING QUARTZ, COVELITE

TUCSON SHOW KEY

Angela Conty Designs t (HTC AG-S4),

Applegate Lapidary t (RL ROOM 136, P.O. Box 536 Sutter Creek, CA 95685; (209) 419-0462, Email: applegatelapidary@volcano.net, www.applegatelapidary.com

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BEADS, BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (WHOLESALE), BOOKENDS, PETRIFIED WOOD, SLABS (POLISHED), WEBSITE ORDERING, WHOLESALE/ RETAIL

Arc Photographic 319 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY 14901; (607) 733-0356, Email: ann@ arcphotographicimages.com, www. arcphotographicimages.com PHOTOGRAPHY (JEWELRY)

HD

Arch Crown, Inc. 460 Hillside Ave., Hillside, NJ 07205; (973) 731-6300, (800) 526-8353, FAX (973) 731-2228 Email: info@archcrown.com, www.archcrown.com BAR CODE SYSTEMS, TAGS & LABELS

Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t (LTS, DAY 27/28) 7320 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710, (520) 399-6641, Toll free: 888-627-4481, ArizonaLapidary@gmail.com, www.ArizonaLapidary.com CABOCHONS, CRYSTAL SPECIMENS, MINERAL SPECIMENS, ROUGH ROCK, JEWELRY

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show/ Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC t (HTC; RL; MFM) P.O. Box 665,

Bernalillo, NM 87004; (505) 867-0425, FAX (303) 223-3478 Email: mzexpos@ gmail.com, www.mzexpos.com

HJ HTC IGJ

International Gem & Jewelry Show

JCK

JCK Tucson

JGMM

Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2016/Michigan Street Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Exposition 2016/Simpson Street J.O.G.S. Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show

JGMS JOGS KSC

Kino Gem & Mineral Show

KT

Kent’s Tools Jewelry & Lapidary Tool & Supply Show

LTS

Local Tucson Showrooms

MA

Main Avenue Mineral & Fossil Show

MCR

Miner’s Co-op Rock Show

MFC

Mineral & Fossil Co-op

MFM

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at Mineral & Fossil Marketplace

OJM

The Oracle Road Just Minerals Event

FOSSILS, MINERAL SPECIMENS, SHOWS

Amber #1 / Amber Beata Collections t (JCK DC20, RI 82/83) 888 Brannan St., Gift Center, Suite 2055, San Francisco, CA 94103; (415) 437-3277, FAX (415) 437-3242 Email: amberbeata@aol.com, www.amberbeatacollections.com JEWELRY SET IN STERLING SILVER/ GOLD PLATED, ONE OF A KIND, HAND MADE, BALTIC SEA AMBER JEWELRY, AUSTRALIAN MABE, KESHI, TAHITIAN AND SOUTH SEA PEARLS READY JEWELRY, GEM STONES FROM AROUND THE WORLD SET IN STERLING SILVER, UNIQUE DESIGNS, LUXSME-COLOR STONES NEW COLLECTION

Azur Global Imports t (HD PAVILION

OR

1820 Oracle Wholesale Show

Suite 1, Lakewood, CO 80226; (303) 980-1218, FAX (303) 980-1407 Email: sales@azur1.com, www.azur1.com

RAP

Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

RI

Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

CHAINS, CHARMS, FINDINGS (SILVER), JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE, JEWELRY (CHAIN), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), SILVER CHAINS (WHOLESALE), SILVER (STERLING)

RL

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show at Ramada Limited

SGA

Sonoran Glass Art Show

TBSW

The Tucson Bead Show

TGMS

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show™

TSP

Tucson Showplace

TSS

22nd Street Show

WLR

The Westward Look Show

519-525) 10576 W. Alameda Ave.,

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B. Tree Gems t (TSS A13, A15) Zone

Beija Flor Gems t (GJX 1008)

Blaine Reed - Meteorites t

4, 2nd Floor, Boantawai Chiangmai, Thailand; (+66) 53-023-938, USA (541) 890-2501 Email: chapr@aol.com, www.btreegems.com

P.O. Box 837, Haiku, HI 96708; (808) 573-4845, FAX (808) 5732256, Email: bob@maui gems.com, www.mauigems.com

GEMS FACETED, RUBIES, GARNET (COLORCHANGE), MINT, PYROPE, RHODOLITE, ROSE MALAYA, TSAVORITE, UMBALITE

BENITOITE, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), PARAIBA TOURMALINE, RED BERYL, RHODOCHROSITE, WATCHES (METEORITE DIAL)

Barlow’s, LLC t (HTC ROOM 116-117) P.O. Box 4091, Cave Creek, AZ 85327; (623) 465-2771, Email: barlowsgems@msn.com, www.barlowsgems.net BEAD PENDANTS (FOCAL POINT BEADS) CABOCHONS, CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), CARVINGS (STONE), CHRYSOCOLLA, MAW SIT-SIT, ROUGH ROCK, SLABS, SLABS (POLISHED), SPHERES, WEBSITE ORDERING

Beadalon t (DTR B15) 440 Highlands Blvd., Coatesville, PA 19320; (610) 466-6200, (866) 423-2325, FAX (610) 384-7260 Email: sales@ beadalon.com, www.beadalon.com ARTISTIC WIRE, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADALON® DISTRIBUTOR, FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, TOOLS, WHOLESALE ONLY, WIRECRAFT SUPPLIES, WIREWRAPPING

Beads and Honey, LLC t (TBSW C205) P.O. Box 11681, Houston, TX 77293, (936) 463-8969; Email: info@beadsandhoney.com; Web: www.beadsandhoney.com BEADS (SEMI-PRECIOUS), BEADS (SHELL), BEADS (ONE OF A KIND FROM MACTAN FOSSIL STONE), BEADS (WOOD), FINDINGS, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Beads and Rocks t (GI 129) 335 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; (757) 428-9824, FAX (747) 428- 5671 Email: beadsnrocks@yahoo.com BEAD SHOP, ROCK SHOP

BeadSmith/Helby Imports t (DTR BONSAI BALLROOM-BOOTH B10)

37 Hayward Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008; (732) 969-5300, FAX (732) 969-5310 Email: info@beadsmith.com, www.beadsmith.com BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADSMITH BRAND-THE SOURCE (WHOLESALE ONLY)

Beaducation 365 Convention Way, Redwood City, CA 94063; (650) 261-1870, FAX (650) 472-8967, Email: info@beaducation.com, www.beaducation.com EDUCATION, JEWELRY MAKING (INSTRUCTION), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, ONLINE CLASSES, STAMPING TOOLS, WIRECRAFT SUPPLIES, WIREWRAPPING

Beginz 662 E. Browning Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84105; (801) 467-2644, Email: jeff@beginzjewelry.com, www.beginzjewelry.com

(RL ROOM 134) P.O.

Box 1141, Delta, CO 81416; (970) 874-1487, Email: brmeteorites@yahoo.com

METEORITES, TEKTITES

Boji® Source P.O. Box 2, Utica, KS 67584; (785) 391-2509, Email: bojistone@hotmail.com BOJI ® DEALERS, KANSAS POP ROCK

Bejeweled Software Company 7514 Girard Ave., Suite 1165, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 230-7815 Email: info@BejeweledSoftware.com, www.BejeweledSoftware.com COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Belt, Inc. 2746 Hoffman Drive NW, Owatonna, MN 55060; (507) 4512254, FAX (507) 451-8887, Email: molly1385lts@yahoo.com, www.lototumbler.com, www.uncletomsantiquemall.com GRITS, LOT-O-TUMBLER MANUFACTURER, LOT-O-TUMBLERS, TUMBLER MANUFACTURERS, TUMBLER SUPPLIES, TUMBLERS (VIBRATORY)

Best Bargains t (AGTA 309) 21 Dundas Square No. 306, Toronto, ON M5B 1B7 Canada; (416) 214-2582, (800) 661-4871, FAX (416) 214-4626 Email: bestbargainsb@aol.com, info@bbjw.com, anita@bbjw.com, www.bbjw.com EARRINGS, GEMS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WITH GEMS)

Bolva Group, Inc. t (RI SABINO ROOM) 251 E. Imperial Hwy. #440, Fullerton, CA 92835; (714) 992-5818, FAX (714) 992-5824, Email: bolva@earthlink.net ARIZONA PETRIFIED WOOD BEADS & SPHERES, ASSORTED MASSAGE WANDS, BEADS (WHOLESALE), BLACK TOURMALINE BEADS, CARVINGS, CRYSTAL SPECIMENS, DISPLAY STANDS, LED LIGHTINGS, WHOLESALE ONLY

Bright Star Gemstones t (TSS C3) P.O. Box 975, Crested Butte, CO 81224; Email: info@brightstargemstones. com, www.brightstargemstones.com AMMONITES, AQUAMARINE (COLORADO), CABOCHONS (CUSTOM), CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), GASPEITE GEMSTONES (COLORADO), LAPIS LAZULI (COLORADO), TOURMALINE

Bronwen Heilman t (SGA) 633 W. 18th St., Tucson, AZ 85701 (Sonoran Glass School); Email: bronwen@bronwenheil man.com, www.bronwenheilman.com BEADS (LAMPWORK)

Beyond Beadery t (DTR THE BEYOND BEADERY TENT); P.O. Box 460 Rollinsville, CO 80474-0460; (303) 258-9389, (800) 840-5548; Email: info@beyondbeadery.com; Web: www.beyondbeadery.com AUSTRIAN CRYSTALS, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (DELICA), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (JAPANESE)

Big Blue Coin Jewelry t (JGMS 111, TGMS 1610-1612) 700 N. Colorado Blvd., #230, Denver, CO 80206; (303) 3337759, Email: bbwsinc@gmail.com, www.artifactexchange.com ANCIENT COINS, COIN JEWELRY, JEWELRY (ESTATE/ANTIQUE), SHIPWRECK COIN AND TREASURES

Bijoux Collections t (GJX 936-10361136) 19562

Ventura Boulevard, Suite 239, Tarzana, CA 91356; (818) 3443110, FAX (818) 344-2147 Email: sales@bijoux beads.com, www.bijouxbeads.com

Butterflies by God t (TSS F29) 1727 Parkway Acres, St. Louis, MO 63043; (314) 439-5556, FAX (314) 439-5556 Email: sales@ butterfliesbygod.com, www.butterfliesbygod.com BUTTERFLIES, FOSSILS, INSECTS, SKULLS

CabKing.com 808 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559, (630) 366-6129, info@cabking.com, www.cabking.com CABOCHON CUTTING & POLISHING EQUIPMENT, DIAMOND LAPS, DIAMOND WHEELS, POLISHING SUPPLIES

Cabochons by Ron t (HD 134), Houston, TX 77008; (713) 306-8294, www.angelafowler.com CABOCHONS, CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (DRUSY), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE)

Casa de Lumbre t (TGMS 1711-1713) (408) 926-7261, Email: zrchavez@sbcglobal.net BENITOITE, SPINEL

Black Bead, The 5003 Newport Avenue, San Diego, CA 92107; (619) 222-2115, FAX (619) 222-9795 Email: theblkbd@aol.com, www.theblackbead.com BEAD SHOP, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, CHAINS, CHARMS

WAX CARVINGS

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Creative Castle 2321 Michael Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320; (805) 499-1377, 877-BEADS4U, FAX (805) 499-7923 Email: ctripp@creativecastle.com, www.creativecastle.com BEAD SHOP

Crystal Cave, The (FL) 6835 Stirling CGM t (HD HOLIDOME BALLROOM #40 4475 S. COUNTRY CLUB RD. TUCSON, AZ 85714)

19611 Ventura Blvd. Suite 211, Tarzana, CA 91356; (818) 609-7088, FAX (818) 609-0921 Email: cgm@cgmfindings. com, www.cgmfindings.com www.cgmstonesbeads.com BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS, BEADS (SEMI-PRECIOUS),BEADS (SILVER), BEADS (WHOLESALE), CATALOG (WHOLESALE), CHAINS, CHARMS, CLASPS, COPPER, EARRINGS, FINDINGS, FINDINGS (14K GOLD-WHOLESALE), FINDINGS (14K GOLD),FINDINGS (GOLD FILLED), FINDINGS (SILVER), FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), GOLD SOLDERS, GOLD WIRE, JEWELRY (CHAIN), MAIL ORDER SERVICE, PEARLS (FRESHWATER), SILVER (STERLING), SILVER WIRE

Chris Price Opals t (GJX 330) 44/181 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000 Australia; + 61 419 297 330, FAX +61 2 9279 0523 Email: chrispriceopals@gmail.com AUSTRALIAN BLACK OPAL (NATURAL ONLY)

Coast to Coast Rare Stones t (GJX

Road, Davie, FL 33314; (954) 5858988, FAX 954-585-8989 Email: jackiescrystalcave@att.net ROCK SHOPS

Crystal Distributing Co. 7320 Ashcroft Suite 303, Houston, TX 77081, (713) 774-3200, (800) 833-2328, Email: sales@ crystalbowlswholesale.com, www.crystalbowlswholesale.com CHAKRA TUNED “SINGING” QUARTZ CRYSTAL BOWLS-FROSTED CLEARCOLORED-HANDLE BOWLS, 7 & 12 BOWL CHAKRA SETS, PURE QUARTZ PYRAMIDS, CHAKRA TUNED TIBETAN BOWLS-PLAINEMBOSSED-PAINTED, SOFFIGIO TUNING FORKS-PLAIN & COLORED, CRYSTAL BOWL CD’S

Crystal Universe Pty Ltd T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t (HTC AUSROX/ CRYSTAL UNIVERSE ROOM 402; OR AUSROX SPACE 9; RI AUSROX/CRYSTAL UNIVERSE ROOM 118; TGMS AUSROX BOOTH 1226A-1229; WLR AUSROX ROOM 316) 202 Turner Street, Port

1436) P.O.

Box 7467, Nashua, NH 03060; (603) 881-7486, Email: jbradshaw@rarestone.com, www.rarestone.com

Melbourne, Victoria, 3207 Australia; 61-3-9646 1744, FAX 61-3-9676 9942 Email: sales@crystaluniverse.com.au, www.crystaluniverse.com.au

APATITE, BENITOITE, GEMS (RARE), SCAPOLITE, SPHENE

ATLANTISITE, GOLD NUGGETS AND SPECIMENS, METEORITES, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), PREHNITE (SUN JADE), ZEBRA ROCK

Color First t (GJX BOOTH 1125; AGTA 103) 301

W. Platt St., #244, Tampa, FL 33606; (813) 368-3912, Email: info@ colorfirst.com, www.colorfirst.com GARNET (COLOR-CHANGE), GROSSULAR, IMPERIAL, MALAYA, MINT, PYROPE, RHODOLITE, ROSE MALAYA, TSAVORITE, UMBALITE GARNET, SPINEL, TOURMALINE, TSAVORITE, ZIRCON (WHITE, CHAMPAGNE, ORANGE, YELLOW, IMPERIAL, PINK, RED, GREEN, BLUE, MOCHA)

Cool Tools 945 N. Parkway Street, Jefferson, WI 53549 (888) 478-5060, FAX (262) 546-5275 Email: sales@ cooltools.us, www.cooltools.us PRECIOUS METAL CLAY

Clay River Designs 43745 Hwy 52, Roggen, CO 80652; (303) 849-5234, Email: clayriverdesigns@yahoo.com, www.clayriverdesigns.com BEADS, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

CraftOptics t (DTR BALLROOM) 100 S. Baldwin St. Suite 306, Madison, WI 53703; Email: info@craftoptics.com, www.craftoptics.com

Cutting Edge Solutions t (KSC TENT 1 IN GRAVES SPACE) 22704 Ventura Blvd. #366, Woodland HIlls, CA 91364; (818) 992-1987, FAX (818) 992-3488 Email: baritter70@earthlink.net, www.cesdiamondtools.com DIAMOND DRILLS, LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT, ULTRASONIC DRILLS

D&L Art Glass Supply 1440 W. 52nd Ave., Denver, CO 80221; (303) 4498737, (800) 525-0940, FAX (303) 442-3429 Email: info@dlartglass.com, www.dlartglass.com DICHROIC GLASS, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), KILNS, LAMPWORKING SUPPLIES

Darmar Enterprises P.O. Box 1065, Leander, TX 78646; (512) 259-3335, Email: gems@darmarenterprises.com, www.darmarenterprises.com FACETING (CUSTOM), LAPIDARY SERVICES

LIGHTING, MAGNIFIERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS

Designer Cabs by Ron t (HD 134) Ronald Talhelm, Houston, TX 77008; (713) 301-9619, www.angelafowler.com, FB: Designer Cabs and More BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (WHOLESALE), CABACHONS, CABACHONS (DESIGNER), CABACHONS (WHOLESALE), CHALCEDONY (ANGEL BLUE), CHRYSOCOLLA (DRUSY)

Dichroic, Inc. t (TBSW C230, 231), Auburn, CA; (530) 878-7483, (916) 955-8115-cell, FAX (530) 878-0423 Email: sales@dichroicinc.com, www.dichroicinc.com BEADS (DICHROIC), BEADS (LAMPWORK), DICHROIC GLASS (DISTRIBUTOR OF COATING BY SANDBERG, DICHROIC SHEET GLASS)

Dikra Gems t (GJX 1508) 56 W. 45th St., New York, NY 10036; (212) 8696332, (800) 873-4572, FAX (212) 869-6367 Email: dikragem@aol.com, www.dikragem.net AGATE (LACE), AMETHYST, AQUAMARINE, AVENTURINE, CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), CARVINGS, CHRYSOPRASE, CITRINE, CORAL, CUBIC ZIRCONIA (FACETED STONES), GARNET, GARNET (MOZAMBIQUE CALIBRATED FACETED STONES & CABOCHONS), GARNET (RHODOLITE), HEMATITE, IOLITE, JASPER, JASPER (PICTURE), LABRADORITE, LAPIS LAZULI, MALACHITE, MOONSTONES, MOTHEROF-PEARL, ONYX, PERIDOT (CUT), QUARTZ (ROSE), QUARTZ (RUTILATED), QUARTZ (SMOKY), RHODONITE, TOPAZ, TOURMALINE, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t (TSS F2) 1067 E. Highway 24 #191, Woodland Park, CO 80863-2120, (719) 687-7375, Cell: (719) 641-9541, tracie@ dinosaurbrokers.com, www.DinosaurBrokers.com CASTING SERVICES, DINOSAUR SKELETONS, EXHIBIT DESIGN, FOSSIL CASTS, FOSSILS (MUSEUM SPECIMENS), SKELETON MOUNTING

Discovery Gems & Jewlry t (TSS A13, A15) P.O.

Box 2028, Sumas, WA 98295; WhatsApp: +675-7137-8784 Email: oke.millett@gmail.com, www.discoveryjewels.com JEWELRY (DESIGNER), CARVINGS, FACETING ROUGH

Dowdy Opal t (GJX 301) P.O. Box 85065, Tucson, AZ 85754; (520) 743-9504, FAX (520) 743-3186 Email: dowdyopal@comcast.net JEWELRY (OPAL), OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL (ETHIOPIAN), OPAL JEWELRY

Downeast Trading Co., Inc. t (GJX 626, 627, 726, 727; AGTA 2110)

P.O. Box 349 Middlebury, VT 05753, (802) 388-6946, (800) 626-5700, Fax: (802) 388-7242, Email: downeast@sover.net; Web: www.downeasttrading.com CHAINS, JEWELRY (GOLD), JEWELRY (SILVER)

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Drouhard National Jewelers School 2236 S Main St, Mansfield, OH 44907; (419) 756-8264, (888) 663-9335, Email: drouhardjill@yahoo.com, www.drouhardjewelerschool.com JEWELRY SCHOOLS

Dudley Blauwet Gems t (HTC RM 154) P.O. Box 0695, Louisville, CO 80027; (303) 665-0672, Email: mtnmin @q.com CORUNDUM (UNTREATED), DANBURITE, GARNET (COLOR-CHANGE), GEMS (RARE), MINT TOURMALINE, SPINEL

Faceting Academy, The t

Garden of Beadin’ t (C200-201

(TSS A13, A15) Klamath

Falls, OR, (541) 883-2434, John@GemstoneArtist. com, www.FacetingAcademy.com

CATALINA BALLROOM) 752 Redwood Dr.,

FACETED STONES, FACETING SERVICES, FACETING ROUGH

Garberville, CA 95542; (707) 923-9120, (800) 232-3588, FAX (707) 923-9160 Email: beads@asis.com, www.gardenofbeadin.com

Fire Agate Art Studio t (RI RM 151) 961 Windjammer Rd., Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G2 Canada; (604) 947-9004; Cell (604) 817-3769, Email: ryszardk @shaw.ca, www.fireagate.ca FIRE AGATE

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads DW Enterprises t (GJX 1540) P.O. Box 1684 Boulder, CO 80306; (303) 588-8269; Email: dwent@q.com OPAL (ETHIOPIAN), OPAL (BLACK)

Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t (GJX BOOTH 501) P.O.

Box 32300, Santa Fe, NM 87594; (505) 690-2986, Email: uniqueopal@aol.com OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL (OPALIZED WOOD), OPAL (YOWAH)

Earth Door Sky Door t (RI COURT PAVILLION 73-74) 36 Cleveland St., Arlington, MA 02474; (781) 643-8821, Email: edsd18@gmail.com, www.earthdoorskydoor.com VINTAGE SILVER AND GOLD BEADS, PENDANTS AND ELEMENTS, GOLD/ SILVER RINGS AND PENDANTS WITH PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS GEM STONES, STERLING SILVER JEWELRY WITH SEMI-PRECIOUS GEM STONES, ANTIQUE COLLECTIBLES

The Earth’s Memory / La Memoire de La Terre t(HTC 307) La Memoire De L Terre, Rue Des Ecoles, 39800 Aumont, FRANCE. +33 384 375 037, FAX: +33 384 375 035; Email: info@ meteorite.fr; Web: www.meteorite.fr METEORITES

Edwards Minerals, LLC t (TGMS 928-1029, WLR RM 310) P.O. Box 511, Uwchland, PA

19480-0511; (609) 577-4757, Email: info@edwardsminerals.com, www.edwardsminerals.com GEMS (RARE-FACETED), MINERAL SPECIMENS

Elysium, Inc. t (HD PAVILLION BOOTH P.O. Box 808, Cave Spring, GA 30124; (706) 777-8080, FAX (706) 777-8010 Email: elysiuminc189@bellsouth.net, www.elysiuminc.net

119-125 AND 218-224)

COPPER JEWELRY, STERLING SILVER JEWELRY

Enchanted Designs t

One Fire Mountain Way, Grants Pass, OR 97526; (541) 956-7700,

(800) 355-2137, FAX (800) 292-3473 Email: catalog@firemtn.com, www.firemountaingems.com ACCU-FLEX® DISTRIBUTOR, AUSTRIAN CRYSTALS, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS, BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (DELICA), BEADS (SEMI-PRECIOUS), BEADS (SILVER), BEADS (WHOLESALE), CABOCHONS, CATALOG, CATALOG (WHOLESALE), CHAINS, CHARMS, CLASPS, FINDINGS, JEWELRY DISPLAYS, JEWELRY MAKING (INSTRUCTION), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, PEARLS (FRESHWATER), SILVER WIRE, STAINLESS STEEL (FINDINGS & CHAIN), SILVER-FILLED, SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, WIRECRAFT SUPPLIES

Forrest Gemstones 438 Clovis Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612; (559) 298-6584, Email: scott@ wsfgems.com, www.wsfgems.com BENITOITE, GEMS (INVESTMENT QUALITY), GEMS (RARE), GOLD BEARING QUARTZ, GOLD NUGGETS AND SPECIMENS, OREGON GEM MATERIALS, SUSNSTONE, SUNSTONE (OREGON)

Fretz Design, LLC t (RI CANOPY #49 AND #50) P.O. Box 1010, 20 Elm Street, Bucksport, ME 04416; (207) 469-2700, Email: retz@roadrunner.com, www.fretzdesign.com TOOLS, FINDINGS, DVDS

Future Lighting t (AGTA #2214) 4121 NW 27 St., Miami, FL 33142; (305) 871-8774, (800) 326-4256, FAX (305) 871-8786 Email: futuredesigns1@hotmail.com, www.futuredesigns.us LIGHTING

G-S Supplies, Inc. 1150 University Avenue, Suite 5, Rochester, NY 14607; (585) 241-2370, (800) 295-3050, FAX (585) 241-2375 Email: info@ gssupplies.com, www.gssupplies.com

BEADING SUPPLIES, BEADS (CZECH), SEED BEADS, CZECH BEADS (SEED BEADS), JAPANESE SEED BEADS

Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum and Lapidary 78 Belle Mill Road, Red Bluff, CA 96080; (530) 527-6166, Email: gaumer5950@sbcglobal.net, www.gaumers.com/ MUSEUMS, ROCK SHOPS, WEBSITE ORDERING

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc. 859 Petrified Forest Rd.; P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098; (601) 8798832, FAX (601) 879-3282 Email: info@glwshows.com, www.glwshows.com SHOW ORGANIZERS

Gem 2000 t (AGTA 911) P.O. Box 91070, Columbus, OH 43209; (614) 239-7799, (800) 545-9555, FAX (614) 239-1799 Email: gemstones@gem2000.com, www.gem2000.com ALEXANDRITE, AQUAMARINE, EMERALDS, FANCY COLORED SAPPHIRES, GARNET (RHODOLITE), GARNET (SPESSARTITE), OPAL (BLACK), PERIDOT (CUT), RUBIES, SAPPHIRES, SPINEL, TOPAZ, TOURMALINE, TSAVORITE, ZIRCON

Gem and Bead Mall t (GBM) 2901 S. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713; (520) 882-4177, www.gemandbeadmall.com, Email: TucsonGBM@gmail.com CRYSTAL, FINDINGS, GEMSTONES, TOOLS

Gem Art Center/ Helen SerrasHerman t (TGMS 1601 MAIN HALL) P.O. Box 4263, Rio Rico, AZ 85648; (520) 761-9907, Email: helen@gemartcenter.com, www.gemartcenter.com CARVINGS (STONE), JEWELRY (DESIGNER)

Gem Center USA, Inc. t (KSC TENT #12; TGMS 1627 AND 1629) 4100 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905; (915) 533-7153, (877) 533-7153, FAX (915) 532-0244 Email: gemcenter@aol.com, www.gemcenterusa.com CABOCHONS, GEODES, ROUGH ROCK

ADHESIVES, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, JEWELERS’ TOOLS, JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, TOOLS

(RI 708/709/711/712; GJX 1510)

3032 34th Street North, Lethbridge, AB Canada T1H 5T6, (403) 328-5140, info@ammolite-stones.com, www.ammolitestones.com AMMONITE FOSSILS, AMMOLITE GEMSTONES, AMMOLITE JEWELRY

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G & L W, Inc. 859 Petrified Forest Rd.; P.O. Box 98, Flora, MS 39071-0098; (601) 879-8832, FAX (601) 879-3282 Email: info@glwshows.com, www.glwshows.com SHOW ORGANIZERS

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The Gem Connection, Inc. t (HTCHOTEL TUCSON CITY CENTER ROOM 157 - SEE AD ON PAGE 18) P.O. Box 1585

Upland, CA 91785; (909) 941-1060; Email: michael.tgci@gmail.com AMAZONITE, AMETHYST, APATITE, AQUAMARINE CRYSTALS, ALEXANDRITE CRYSTALS (NATURAL), AVENTURINE ROUGH (NATURAL BLUE COLOR), EMERALD MINERAL SPECIMENS, CARVING MATERIALS (ROUGH), CITRINE (NATURAL COLOR), CITRINE SPHERES, CRYSTALS & CARVING ROUGH (NATURAL COLOR), CRYSTAL SPECIMENS, DRUSY QUARTZ ON WHITE CHALCEDONY, ENHYDRO QUARTZ CRYSTALS, ELESTIAL QUARTZ CRYSTALS, GEODES, GOLDEN BERYL SPECIMENS, HELIDOR SPECIMENS, KYANITE (BLUE-MINERAL SPECIMENS), KUNZITE CRYSTALS, LEMURIAN SEED CRYSTALS (NATURAL), METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, MINERAL SPECIMENS, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), MUSEUM-QUALITY-SIZE MINERALS, QUARTZ (RUTILATED), QUARTZ (SMOKY), QUARTZ CLUSTERS, QUARTZ CRYSTAL, QUARTZ CRYSTALS (LEMURIANS), CRYSTALS QUARTZ, CRYSTAL (WHOLESALE), QUARTZ SPHERES, RUTILE IN QUARTZ (GOLDEN RUTILE), STAR GARNET ROUGH, SPHERES, TOPAZ (ALL NATURAL COLOR CRYSTALS), TOURMALINE (ALL NATURAL COLOR CRYSTALS), TOURMALINE CRYSTALS (WATERMELON)

Gem Faire, Inc. P.O. Box 55337, Portland, OR 97238; (503) 252-8300, Email: info@gemfaire.com, www.GemFaire.com BOOTH MANUFACTURER/DISTRIBUTOR, GEM FAIRE EVENTS, SHOWS, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Gem Shop, Inc, The t (TGMS 1501, DTR W64 N723 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012; (262) 3774666, FAX (262) 377-4804 Email: mail@thegemshop.com, www.thegemshop.com

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CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), EGGS (STONE), SPHERES

Gems Art Studio t (JOGS W415; TSP B4) 170 Bay 8 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11228; (917) 822-4217, FAX (718) 996-5145 Email: gemsartstudio@gmail.com, www.gemsart.com CHAROITE, EUDIALYTE, GIFTS, JADE (NEPHRITE), JADEITE, JEWELRY BOXES, RHODONITE, RHODUSITE, RUSSIAN MATERIALS, SERAPHINITE

Gemvision t (JCK 902) 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; (800) 357-6272, FAX: (877) 619-1889, Email: info@gemvision.com, www.gemvision.com 3D PRINTING, COUNTERSKETCH®, MATRIX

Geology Adventures, Inc. P.O. Box 809, Ravensdale, WA 98051; www.GeologyAdventures.com, (425) 413-1122, FIELD TRIP CONDUCTING, FLUORITA DULCITA FLUORITE, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), ARIZONA FLUORITE, OCHSENAUGE FLUORITE, ROCK CANDY MINE (BC) FLUORITE & BARITE, SPRUCE RIDGE (WASHINGTON) QUARTZ & PYRITE

Gilman’s Mineral & Lapidary Supply 726 Durham St, P.O. Box M., Hellertown, PA 18055; (610) 8388767, (888) 529-1907, FAX (610) 8382961 Email: lrc.gml@gmail.com, www.shop.gilmansatthecave.com ESTWING MFG. CO. TOOLS DEALERS, FINDINGS, FOREDOM ELECTRIC POWER TOOLS DEALERS, GEMS (FINISHED), GENERAL LAPIDARY AND JEWELERS’ SUPPLIES, LORTONE™ LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT DEALERS, TOOLS, WHITE’S ELECTRONIC DETECTION EQUIPMENT DEALERS

Global Treasures t (HTC ROOM 302) P.O. Box 3264, Quartzsite, AZ 85359; (928) 927-7444, Email: outback@tds.net ANCIENT COINS, GOLD NUGGETS AND SPECIMENS, METEORITES

Globe-X t (DAY) 222 S. Freeway No. 1, Tucson, AZ 85745; (520) 251-1800, FAX (520) 791-1800 Email: sup8casa@aol.com, www.gigmshows.com AMBER, AMETHYST, FOSSILS, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), QUARTZ CRYSTALS

Go Jolly t (DTR 191-192) 1895 Lee’s Creek Road, Myrtle Creek, OR 97457; (541) 863-6338, FAX (541) 863-6338 Email: gojollycrystal@frontier.com; Website: www.gojollyjewelry.com AQUA AURA QUARTZ

Goldstein Creations t (FMI, RI MAIN ENTRY 34 rue d’Illfurth, F-68720 SPECHBACH-LE-BAS, FRANCE, Phone +33 389 07 06 82, Email: info@goldstein-creations.com; Web: www.goldstein-creations.com PETRIFIED WOOD

Granada Gallery t (GGE) 338 N. Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701; (520) 622-1223, Email: info@granada-gallery.com, www.granada-gallery.com FINE NATURAL DESIGN, FOSSIL ART, GEMSTONE CARVINGS, PRECIOUS STONES, UNIQUE JEWELRY, URUGUAYAN AMETHYST, CANADIAN AMMOLITE

Grand Opal Pty Ltd t (GJX BOOTH 1009 & 1010; JOGS BOOTHS B7 AND B8 (SUPER START SHOW) Suite 5, Level 9, 99 York

Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia; (61-2) 9262 1888, FAX (61-2) 9262 3288 Email: grandopal@bigpond.com CARVINGS, OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL DOUBLETS

Gravier & Gemmes t (GJX 628/728) +33 474 369 152; (520) 225-9701 during the Tucson Gem Show, Email: dgravier@aol.com GEMS (RARE), PEARLS (CONCH)

Hands of the Hills, Inc. t (GM FIESTA Showroom and Mailing address: 7834 SE 32nd Street, Suite 201, Mercer Island, WA 98040, (206) 232-4588, Email: hohbead@aol.com, www.hohbead.com

TENT 2041 RED)

BEADS (SILVER), BEADS (WHOLESALE), FINDINGS (WHOLESALE)

Hang Fong Opal Co. t (JCK 809) Rm 16, 12/F, Focal Industrial Centre, 21 Man Lok Street, Hunghom, Kowloon Hong Kong; (852) 27211291, FAX (852) 27396376 Email: sales@ hangfongopal.com, www.hangfongopal.com OPAL (AUSTRALIAN OPAL), OPAL CAMEO AND SCULPTURE, OPAL DOUBLETS, OPAL JEWELRY, OPAL TRIPLETS

Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc. 11295 Hwy 16, Savage, MT 59262, (406) 798-3624, harmons@harmons.net, www.agatemontona.com AGATE, MONTANA AGATE, BOOKS, CABOCHON MATERIAL (WHOLESALE), CARVINGS (FREEFORM)

Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t (HD P149, 248) 800 Mohawk St., Herkimer, NY 13350; (315) 7170175, FAX (315) 717-0066 Email: diamonds@ntcnet.com, www.herkimerdiamond.com GEMS (WHOLESALE), GIFTS, HERKIMER (QUARTZ DIAMONDS), JEWELRY, JEWELRY (CRAFT), JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WIRECRAFT), MATRIX, METAPHYSICAL CRYSTAL & GIFTS, METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), NATURAL CRYSTALS, QUARTZ CRYSTALS, QUARTZ CRYSTALS (WHOLESALE), WHOLESALE/ RETAIL

Hermann Grimm KG t (GJX 4209) Richard-Wagner Strasse 16, IdarOberstein, D-55743 Germany; 496781-423-23, FAX 496-781-476-34 Email: info@h-grimm.com, www.h-grimm.com ROUGH CRYSTAL, CABOCHONS, FAC. STONES, CARVINGS BY HERMANN GRIMM, CHELCEDONY-NAMIBIAN, CARVED FLOWERS 5-50 MM, TURQUOISE-SLEEPING BEAUTY, 1000 PAIRS DROPS IN 50 DIFFERENT STONES, AMBER GREEN AND BROWN, ONYX, AQUAMARINE, TOURMALINE

Hi-TechDiamond.com 808 Burr Oak Dr., Westmont, IL 60559, (630) 5969909, sales@hitechdiamond.com, www.hitechdiamond.com CUTTING & POLISHING EQUIPMENT, DIAMOND COATED CARVING BURS, DIAMOND LAPS, DIAMOND DISCS, DIAMOND SAW BLADES, GENERAL LAPIDARY TOOLS AND MACHINES, PLISHING SUPPLIES, USA MANUFACTURING

HandFast Design by Kim Fox t P.O. Box 1053, Mayer, AZ 86333; (928) 632-0724, Email: phxfox48@msn.com, www.handfast.biz

(TBSW 105)

CLASPS, FINDINGS, FINDINGS (WHOLESALE)

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t (HTC 130)

Hopkins Opal t (AGTA BOOTH 1515; RI

P.O. Box 2429, Bellaire, TX 774022429; (713) 664-2988, FAX (713) 664-1714 Email: JeannesRockShop@ yahoo.com, www.JeannesRockShop. com

BOOTH COURT PAVILION 61; TGMS BOOTH 1611-1613) P.O. Box 2513, Westerly, RI

02891; (401) 322-1253, Email: hopkins opal@gmail.com, www.hopkinsopal.com OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BLACK), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL (FOR INLAY), OPAL IMPORTERS, OPAL JEWELRY, OPAL ROUGH, OPAL ROUGH (FOR INLAY)

Hughes Associates 18116 Minnetonka Blvd., Wayzata, MN 55391-3327; (952) 404-2626, FAX (952) 474-4636, Email: Hughesassociatesmn@gmail.com ADHESIVES, EPOXY CEMENTS, OPTICON

ICE Resin 15 Park Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724, (732) 389-3535, 800-2442211, iceresin@rangerink.com, www.iceresin.com RESIN JEWELRY

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program P.O. Box 38, 52500 Temecula Road,

Idyllwild, CA 92549, (951) 468-7265, Fax: (951) 659-4552, summer@ idyllwildarts.org, www.idyllwildarts. org/summer SCHOOLS

ImpressArt t (DTR B20) ; 100 Executive Dive, Suite D, Edgewood, NY 11717 (631) 940-9530, FAX (631) 254-1916 Email: info@impressart.com, www.impressart.com METAL STAMPS, TOOLS

India Gems t (HD 127 131, 234, MARKETPLACE 97) 2454

Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75229; (214) 749-0444, FAX (214) 749-0446 Email: indiagems@aol.com, www.indiagems.com

JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY WITH GEMSTONES

Inside Passage Arts t (HTC COPPER BALLROOM FOSSIL HALL BOOTH BR-18)

P.O. Box 115, Skagway, Alaska 99840; (907) 612-0635, Email: insidepassagearts@yahoo.com

International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t (GM FIESTA #2700) 20755 Centre

Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; (661) 367-5700, (800) 832-5596, FAX (661) 367-5800, www.igmla.com Email: igmla@igmla.com BEADS, BONE, BRACELETS, BRASS, CABOCHONS, CARVINGS, CINNABAR, CLOISONNE, COPPER, CORAL, FINDINGS, FOCAL PIECES, GIFT ITEMS, GLASS, JEWELRY, LOOSE & STRUNG CHIPS, LOOSE STONES, META-PHYSICAL, MINERALS, OPAL, PENDANTS, PEWTER, PORCELAIN, PRECIOUS STONES, RESIN, SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, STERLING SILVER, TUMBLED STONES, TURQUOISE, WOOD

Ivory Jacks t (HD 122, 124, 126, 128) 21317 39th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021; (425) 486-4218, FAX (425) 486-5278 Email: ivoryjack@ivoryjacks.com, www.ivoryjacks.com BEADS (PREHISTORIC MAMMOTH IVORY, FOSSIL WALRUS IVORY, AND VINTAGE EBONY WOOD), JEWELRY (PREHISTORIC MAMMOTH IVORY, FOSSIL WALRUS IVORY, VINTAGE EBONY WOOD, AND NATURALLY SHED MOOSE & ELK ANTLER), KNIVES (PREHISTORIC WOOLLY MAMMOTH IVORY, FOSSIL WALRUS IVORY, MOOSE ANTLER), SCULPTURE - ONE OF A KIND - CARVINGS (STONE, FOSSIL WALRUS BONE)

Jade West Corp. t (GJX 114 & 115) 908 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 98230; (604) 538-4525, (888) 5384525, FAX (604) 538-5490 Email: Nikki@jademine.com, info@jademine.com, www.jademine.com, www.jademinecanada.com

ACRYLIC DISPLAY STANDS, BOOKS, BOXES-JEWELRY GIFT BOXES, DISPLAY CASES, DISPLAY STANDS, FLUORESCENT LAMPS AND BOOKS, FLUORESCENT MINERALS, GEM DISPLAYS, JEWELRY DISPLAYS AND SUPPLIES, STAUROLITE NATURAL CROSS CRYSTALS, WEBSITE ORDERING

JewelryTools.com t (JOGS N1) P.O. Box 150522, Ogden, UT 84415; (866) 453-6147, FAX (801) 823-2320 Email: customerservice@ jewelrytools.com, www.jewelrytools.com JEWELERS’ TOOLS, TOOLS

John Dyer & Co. t (GJX BOOTH 1530; RI COURT PAVILLION BOOTH #1) 5021 Vernon Ave. S., PMB 123, Edina, MN 55435; (715) 830-0126, www.johndyergems.com BERYL, MORGANITE, SUNSTONE, SUNSTONE (OREGON), TOURMALINE

John F. Allen 100 Meadow Street, Warwick, RI 02886; (401) 921-4899, (800) 344-9971, FAX (401) 921-4898 Email: jbuffum@jfallen.com, jim@jfallen.com, www.jfallen.com BEADS, BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (SEMI-PRECIOUS), BEADS (WHOLESALE), BONE & WOOD BEADS, CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), GEMS (GLASS), PRECIOSA© DISTRIBUTOR, SEED BEADS, VINTAGE BEADS AND BUTTONS

Joseph Blank, Inc. 62 W. 47th St. Suite 808, New York, NY 10036; (212) 575-9050, FAX (212) 302-8521 Email: sales@josephblank.com, www. josephblank.com FULL SERVICE LOOSE HOUSE, DIAMONDS (MELEE SIZES AND LARGER)

JADE (NEPHRITE), JADE (POLAR)

Kaiser Gems t (AGTA 907) 631 S. Olive St. Suite 740, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3643; (213) 622-6142, (877) 601-7306, FAX (213) 489-1937 Email: kaisergems@kaisergems.com, noelle@kaisergems.com, noelle@ kgselect.com, www.kaisergems.com

JEWELRY (SILVER), MAMMOTH IVORY CARVINGS

ALEXANDRITE, AQUAMARINE, BRAZILIAN GEMSTONES, CUTTING (CUSTOM), FACETING (CUSTOM), GEM DEALERS, GEMS (WHOLESALE), MORGANITE, PERIDOT (CUT), TOPAZ, TOURMALINE

EVENTS

JCK Events t (JCK) 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851; (203) 840-5684, (800) 257-3626, FAX (203) 8405830 Email: inquiry@jck.reedexpo. com, Web: jckonline.com/shows EDUCATION, MAGAZINES, SHOWS, WEBSITE ORDERING

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Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t (GM 2015/2016; HD 323-325 PAVILION) 2822 W Lincoln

Ave Ste 101, Anaheim, CA 92801; (714) 236-0567, FAX (714) 828-0567 Email: rajiv@kamaltrading.com, rajivthakker@gmail.com, www.kamaltrading.com BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADALON® DISTRIBUTOR, BEADS (SILVER), CHAINS, CHARMS, CLASPS, COPPER, EARRINGS, EPOXY CEMENTS, FINDINGS, FINDINGS (14K GOLD-WHOLESALE), FINDINGS (14K GOLD), FINDINGS (GOLD FILLED), FINDINGS (SILVER), FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), GOLD WIRE, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, MOUNTINGS (JEWELRY), SILVER WIRE, SOFT FLEX® DISTRIBUTOR, SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS, TOOLS

Kamol t(GM FIESTA TENT #2727) Georgetown, WA; kamolbeads@yahoo.com BEADS

Karkour Fine Jewelry t (HD 227) 628 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, (213) 891-1665, FAX: (213) 622-3112, info@karkour-jewelry.com, www.karkour-jewelry.com WATCHES (ROLEX, CARTIER), DIAMONDS

Kent’s Tools t (KT) 2745 North 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, (520) 4611350 Fax: (520) 620-6965, Email: kentstools@aol.com, www.kentstoolsjewelry.com BEADING SUPPLIES, JEWELERS TOOLS, TOOLS, DIAMOND BLADES, LAPIDARY SUPPLIES, DIAMOND CABOCHON EQUIPMENT

Kevin O’Grady, Glass Jeweler t (RI CP103) (480)

874-9642, Email: kevinogradyglass@aol.com, www.kevinogrady.com JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (GLASS)

Klews Gallery t (TBSW C219) 435 West J Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561; (661) 823-1930, Email: klew@klewexpressions.com, www.klewexpressions.com BEADS

Lady From Venice t (HD PAVILION 176-178) Costello, 2352/A, Venice, 30122 Italy; (310) 691-2871, 39-011-041-5239784, Email: ladyfromvenice@gmail.com, Website: www.theladyfromvenice.com FINISHED JEWELRY, VENETIAN GLASS BEADS

Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t P.O. Box 4657, Chatsworth, CA 91313; (818) 882-2423, (800) 6214726, FAX (818) 882-3550 Email: info@lascodiamond.com, www.lascodiamond.com

(JGMS 305)

BURS, CARVING EQUIPMENT, DIAMOND CARVING WHEELS, DIAMOND COATED CARVING BURS, DIAMOND COATED CORE DRILLS, DIAMOND COMPOUND, DIAMOND DRILLS, DIAMOND POWDER, ENGRAVING SUPPLIES, LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

Lawrence Stoller - CrystalWorks, Inc. t (FMI) P.O. Box 7502, Bend, OR 97708; (541) 388-1721, Email: crystals@crystalworks.com, www.crystalworks.com CUTTING SERVICE, GEM SCULPTURE, QUARTZ CRYSTALS

Leather Cord USA™ t (DTR B12) 509 Hickory Ridge Trail Suite 110, Woodstock, GA 30188; (700) 9283998, (877) 700-2673, FAX (770) 928-3993 Designteam@leathercordusa.com, mowens@leathercordusa.com, marketing@leathercordusa.com, www.leathercordusa.com LEATHER CORD

Kimarie Designs t (GJX 108) 909 Marina Village Parkway, #143, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 522-5085, FAX (510) 522-5086 Email: hello@kimariedesigns.com, www.kimariedesigns.com BEADS, CHAINS, CLASPS, CLASPS (18K & 22K), FINDINGS, JEWELRY (HANDMADE), SPACERS

Kingsley North, Inc. 910 Brown Street, Norway, MI 49870; (906) 563-9228, (800) 338-9280, FAX (906) 563-7143 Email: sales@kingsleynorth.com, www.kingsleynorth.com ABRASIVE GRITS, AGATE, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS, CASTING EQUIPMENT, CATALOG, DIAMOND BLADES, FACETING EQUIPMENT, FINDINGS, GENERAL LAPIDARY AND JEWELERS’ SUPPLIES, GENERAL LAPIDARY AND JEWELERS’ SUPPLIES (WHOLESALE), JEWELERS’ SUPPLIES, LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT, MAIL ORDER SERVICE

Lee, K. H., Supply Company 6921 N. Guthrie Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743; (520) 682-8855, (800) 7994557, Email: khleetool@msn.com, www.etsy.com/shop/khleetools JEWELERS’ TOOLS, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Lew Wackler t (RI CP 99) P.O. Box 3727, Boulder, CO 80307; (303) 3500430, Email: lewackler@yahoo.com, www.lewackler@yahoo.com LAPIDARY

Lightning Lap t (ELECTRIC PARK “ABOUT LAPIDARY”)

Web: https://shop.lightninglap.com FACETING LAPS

Livingstone Jewelry Co., Inc. t (GJX 916) 631 South Olive St., #340, Los Angeles, CA 90014; (213) 683-1040, (800) 654-3394, FAX (213) 683-0422 Email: inquiry@livingstonejewelry. com, www.livingstonejewelry.com

Lowcountry Geologic t (HTC 318/319 BLDG C) 518

Woodland Shores Rd, Charleston, SC 29412; (843) 795-2956, Email: sales@ lowcountrygeologic.com, www.lowcountrygeologic.com

FOSSIL SHARK TEETH, FOSSILS (WHOLESALE), MEGALODON SHARK TEETH

Lowe Associates - Brasil t (GJX 205) Caixa Postal 243, Mogi Mirim, SP, 13800-970 Brazil; 55-19-3862-4217, 1+856-323-7538, FAX 1+55-19-38064354. e-fax +1-650-648-8493 Email: robertplowejr@uol.com.br, www.rocksmyth.com/jewels/ ametrine.htm AQUAMARINE-FACETED & CABOCHON & ROUGH, BI-COLOR OR TRICOLOR TOURMALINE (FACETED & CABOCHON & SLICES), BRAZILIAN GEMSTONES, EMERALDS (BRAZILIAN) FACETED & SLICES, FACETING ROUGH & TOURMALINE FACETING ROUGH, HELIODOR-YELLOW BERYL-GOLDEN BERYL-SEAFOAM BERYL- MORGANITE, IMPERIAL TOPAZ-PRECIOUS TOPAZFACETED & CRYSTALS, MEXICAN FIRE OPAL (FACETED & CABOCHON), MILLENIUM CUT (AMETHYST, CITRINE, TOURMALINE, AQUAMARINE & GREEN GOLD QUARTZ), PARAIBA TOURMALINE-BRAZILIAN FACETED & ROUGH-CUPRIAN-MOZAMBIQUE, NIGERIA, PERSIAN TURQUOISE (NATURAL UNTREATED), RUBELLITE TOURMALINE (FACETED STANDARD & FANCY CUTS), TEXAS LONE STARS (BLUE TOPAZ & CLEAR TOPAZ), TOURMALINE (GREEN, PINK, RED, BLUE)-FACETEDCABOCHONS-SLICES- CARVINGS-CAT’S EYES-BUTTERFLIES, HOLLY BLUE & CACOXENITE-CABOCHONS-SLABS

M. Lowe & Co. for Lowe Associates t (GJX 205, TGMS 705 & 707) 1519 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709, (510) 486-0613, Fax: (510) 486-0812, mlowejewelry@gmail.com, www. mlowejewelry.com CABOCHONS (CACOXENITE), CHALCEDONY (HOLLY LAVENDAR), SILVER & DIAMOND FINDINGS

MagEyes, Inc P.O. Box 293010, Kerrville, TX 78029; (830) 896-6060, (800) 210-6662, FAX (830) 8966064 Email: mageyes@mageyes. com, www.mageyes.com MAGNIFIERS, OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS, TOOLS

Magic Mountain Gems, Inc. t (RI 10-13) P.O. Box 482, Cortaro, AZ 85652; (520) 360-5364, Email: kevin@magicmountaingems.com, CABOCHONS, JEWELRY, METEORITES

Magical Delights t (RI C3) 813 Sauk Ridge Trail, Madison, WI 53717; (715) 212-2448 Email: magicaldelights@charter.net, www.magicaldelights.com JEWELRY (DESIGNER)

GEMSTONES JEWELRY, PEARLS JEWELRY

t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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27 ABD


Maya Canyon Jewelry t (RI 133) 8415

Montana Gem, Inc. t (TGMS 409-413)

Private Road 6630, Sanger, TX 76266; (940) 300-6126, Email: scottmcneely@mac.com, www.facebook.com/ mayacanyonjewelry

637 N. 9th St., Suite 140, P.O. Box 754, Columbus, MT 59019; (406) 322-5977, (866) 689-6467, Email: randy@montanagem.com, www.montanagem.com

JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WIRECRAFT)

MONTANA ‘YOGO’ SAPPHIRES, ROCK SHOPS, SAPPHIRES (MONTANA), WEBSITE ORDERING

McDevitt, Gene t (GJX 105) P.O. Box

Northwest Gemological Institute 10801 Main St., Suite 105, Bellevue, WA 98004; (425) 455-0985, FAX (425) 454-3088 Email: nwgem@ nwgem.com, www.nwgem.com CLASSES, EDUCATION, GEMOLOGY INSTRUCTION, SCHOOLS

Northwest Gemological Laboratory 10801 Main St., Suite 105, Bellevue, WA 98004; (425) 455-0985, FAX (425) 454-3088 Email: nwgem@ nwgem.com, www.nwgem.com

55, Safety Harbor, FL 34695; (727) 742-5471, Email: koroit@gmail.com, www.koroit.com

Mother Nature Gemcraft & Jewelry, Inc. t (TUCSON SHOWROOM ADDRESS:

BOULDER OPAL, KOROIT OPAL, OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL (KOROIT)

2601 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121; (206) 728-2288, FAX (206) 7286688 Email: janice@pmnature.com

AGS ACCREDITED LAB, APPRAISERS, GEMOLOGISTS (CONSULTING)

CARVINGS (STONE), FLOWERS/LEAVES GEMSTONES

Northwest Jewelry Conference 10801

Mercurious Designs t (RI CT 76/77), Bali, Indonesia; +62 8123 861 955, Email: shop@mercuriousdesigns.com, www.MercuriousDesigns.com AMBER, JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), LIBYAN DESERT GLASS, MOLDAVITE, SKULL (HAND CARVED)

Mesilla Valley Castings, Inc. P.O. Box 2337, Mesilla Park, NM 88047; (575) 524-4742, FAX (575) 525-8486 Email: mvcasting@zianet.com, www.zianet.com/mvcasting 3D PRINTING (WAX), CASTING SERVICES, CASTINGS (CUSTOM), JEWELRY MANUFACTURING

Michael M. Dyber dba Ledge Art Studio t (AGTA 106) P.O. Box 305, Rumney, NH 03266; (603) 744-2161, FAX (603) 744-8612 Email: michael@dyber.net, www.dyber.net GEMS (WHOLESALE)

Minec Expresso Mineral t (QI LOBBY) Rua Margarida Gloria de Faria, 3, Rio

de Janeiro, RJ 22783-440 Brazil; USA (520) 829-4530/Brazil +(5521) 24371021 Email: sales@minec.com.br, www.minec.com.br CRYSTAL SPECIMENS, LEMURIAN CRYSTALS, LITHIUM QUARTZ, MAIL ORDER SERVICE, METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, QUARTZ CRYSTALS (WHOLESALE), QUARTZ (RUTILATED)

Mineralogical Society of America t (TGMS GALLERIA BOOTH 132G) 3635

Concorde Pkwy, Ste 500, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110; (703) 652-9950, FAX (703) 652-9951 Email: business@ minsocam.org, www.minsocam.org ASSOCIATIONS

Moldavite/T.W. Designs t (QI ROOM

502 E 25TH ST., TUCSON AZ 85713)

Mountain Mist Products t (RI ROOM P.O. BOX 1187, Morgantown, WV 26507-1187; (304) 291-0705, (800) 735-2877, Email: mtmist@mtmist.org, www.mtmist.org

151)

BURS (DIAMOND), CARVING EQUIPMENT, DIAMOND BURS (SINTERED), DIAMOND COATED CARVING BURS, DIAMOND DRILLS (SINTERED), DIAMOND POLISH, FACETING SUPPLIES, GEM CARVING SUPPLIES, GEM POLISH KITS, LAPIDARY SUPPLIES

Mt. St. Helens Gems & Jewelry/ Emerald Fox Company t (GM P.O. Box 9, Leavenworth, WA 98826; (509) 5489088, www.emeraldfoxgallery.net Email: emeraldfoxco@gmail.com

CACTUS TENT #1301)

MOUNT SAINT HELENS GEMS & JEWELRY, MOISSANITE, OPALS (SET AND UNSET)

National Assn. of Jewelry Appraisers t (AGTA G-11) P.O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY 11374; (718) 896-1536, FAX (718) 997-9057 Email: naja.appraisers@netzero.net, www.NAJAappraisers.com APPRAISERS, ASSOCIATIONS

Natural Stones t (RI MAIN ENTRANCE PAVILION #612 & 613) 930 Baca Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505; (505) 8207764, Email: garrick@nets.com, www.naturalstones.net AGATE (HOLLY BLUE), CHRYSOBERYL, JADE (BLACK), TURQUOISE (NATURAL)

Natural Touch t (KSC P135) P.O. Box 2713, Petaluma, CA 94953; (707) 7810808, Email: ntbeads@gmail.com, www.naturaltouchbeads.com BEADS (RESIN), BUTTONS

103) 1735 Buford Hwy, Ste 215-326,

Cumming, GA 30041; (520) 907-8952, (800) 962-4015, FAX (678) 807-8190 Email: Moldavitedirect@hotmail.com INCENSE (MOLDAVITE), JEWELRY, JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (MOLDAVITE), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, METEORITES, MOLDAVITE, MOLDAVITE (CARVINGS), MOLDAVITE (COLLECTOR SPECIMENS), MOLDAVITE (FACETED), MOLDAVITE (INCENSES & MEDITATION PRODUCTS), MOLDAVITE JEWELRY, MOLDAVITE (ROUGH & FACETED), TEKTITES

ABD 28

Nina Designs t (GJX 435) P.O. Box 8127, Emeryville, CA 94662; (510) 845-8095, (800) 336-6462, FAX (510) 845-8096 Email: nina@ninadesigns.com, www.ninadesigns.com CHARMS, CLASPS, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, LEATHER CORD, SILVER, SILVER (STERLING)

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Main Street, #105, Bellevue, WA 98004, (425) 455-0985, tirwin@nwgem.com, www.nwjcon.com CONFERENCES, VINTAGE JEWELRY

Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t (GJX 1516-1518; HTC 128, OR) P.O.

Box 858, Bonsall, CA 92003; (760) 310-9678, FAX (760) 758-3592 Email: donaldkolson@netscape.com

AGATE (MONTANA), AGATES (FANCY CABS), BLACK ONYX (FANCY SHAPES), CABOCHONS, CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (DRUSY), CABOCHONS (FOR COLLECTORS), CABOCHONS (MATCHED PAIRS & SUITES), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), DRUSY (ALL COLORS), DRUSY (BLACK), JASPER (FANCY CABS), MINERAL SPECIMENS, QUARTZ (RUTILATED)

One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t (TGMS 1916 & 1917; TSS F11) 369 Guillian Dr., Branson, MO 65616; (417) 2303929, FAX (417) 334-9799, (417) 3349799 Email: designercabs@yahoo.com, www.designer-cabs.com AMMOLITE, AMMONITES, CABOCHONS, CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), FOSSILS, FOSSIL (WHOLESALE), GOLD-FILLED, JEWELRY, JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (STEAMPUNK), JEWELRY (WIRECRAFT), WIREWRAPPING

Opal by Tibara P.O. Box 1717, Clovis, CA 93613; (559) 299-5123, Email: tim@opal-tibara.com, www.opal-tibara.com OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BLACK), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL (BOULDER FOCAL BEADS), OPAL (FINE CUT STONES), OPAL (FOR INLAY), OPAL ROUGH, OPAL (YOWAH), WEBSITE ORDERING, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty Ltd. t (GJX BOOTHS 2612-2614 PREMIER PAVILION) 21 Stuart Crescent, Blakehrst (Sydney), Australia 2221, +61467553886, +8613632825199, Email: Opals@me.com, Website: www.christianos.com OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BLACK), OPAL (FOR INLAY), OPAL ROUGH, OPAL ROUGH (FOR INLAY)

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Opals Mine Factory Limited t (GJX 1212; GM 1425; HD 317/416) Unit 902,

Block A Focal Industrial Centre. 21 Man Lok Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong; (+852) 23670886, FAX (+852) 27210498 Email: judychan@ opalsmine.com, www.opalsmine.com OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL JEWELRY

Opex Opal t (HD BALLROOM 68) P.O.

Pacific Silverworks and Savannah Design Studiot (DTR G130) 35 W. Main St, Suite B-139, Ventura, CA 93001; (805) 641-1394, Email: sales@pacificsilverworks.com, www.pacificsilverworks.com FINDINGS (SILVER), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (SILVER)

PaleoBOND t (TSS F2) 1067 E. Highway

Box 50548, Santa Barbara, CA 93150; (805) 969-4411, Email: opex@ hotmail.com, www.opexopal.net, www.etsy.com/opexopal

24 #191, Woodland Park, CO 80863-2120, (651) 227-7000, tracie@paleobond.com, www.PaleoBOND.com

BEADS (OPAL), BRAZILIAN OPAL, ETHIOPIAN OPAL, JEWELRY (OPAL), OPAL, OPAL (AUSTRALIAN OPAL), OPAL (BOULDER), OPAL DOUBLETS, OPAL ROUGH, OPAL (SYNTHETIC)

ADHESIVES, FACETING SUPPLIES, FOSSIL PREPARATION SUPPLIES, LAPIDARY SUPPLIES, ROCKHOUND SUPPLIES

Optima Gem P.O. Box 2756, Cedar Park, TX 78630; (805) 544-4085, (800) 543-5563, Email: support @optimagem.com, www.optimagem.com GEM DEALERS

Orocal Gold Nugget Co. t (GJX 604) 1720 Bird St., Oroville, CA 95965; (530) 533-5065, FAX (530) 5335067 Email: david@orocal.com, www.orocal.com GOLD NUGGETS, GOLD BEARING QUARTZ, COVELITE

Out of Our Mines t (AGTA 1123) P.O. Box 314, Dyer, NV 89010, (707) 825-7762, info@outofourmines.com, www.outofourmines.com BEADS (FINE GEM-DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CARVINGS BY RICHARD M. SHULL, CHALCEDONY (HOLLEY LAVENDER), CHRYSOCOLLA (GEM SILICA), OPAL (MEXICAN), OPAL (PERUVIAN BLUE), SUNSTONE (OREGON), TOURMALINE, TURQUOISE, TURQUOISE (NATURAL NEVADA), VARISCITE (NEVADA)

Pacific Abrasives, Inc. 16824 198th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98077; (425) 788-7433, (800) 999-5255, FAX (425) 788-7473 Email: info@pacabrasives.com, www.pacabrasives.com

Paleo Facts t (HTC SUITE 140 BUILDING D) P.O. Box 311, Fallbrook, CA 92088; (760) 731-0703, Cell: (760) 518-6928, Email: paleofacts@gmail.com, www.paleofacts.com FOSSILS, MINERAL SPECIMENS

Paleosearch t (HTC BR13 COPPER BALLROOM-FOSSIL HALL) P.O. Box 621, Hays, KS 67601; (785) 650-4854, Email: rockers@paleosearch.com, www.paleosearch.com FOSSIL FISH, FOSSILS (MUSEUM SPECIMENS)

Paradise Wax Patterns P.O. Box 4143, Toms River, NJ 08756; (732) 2444950, FAX (732) 244-2622 Email: sales@paradisewaxpatterns.com, www.paradisewaxpatterns.com WAX PATTERNS

Paragon Industries, LP 2011 S. Town East Blvd, Mesquite, TX 75149; (972) 288-7557, (800) 876-4328, FAX (972) 222-0646 Email: ahoward@paragonweb.com, www.paragonweb.com KILNS

Peter Carroll Opals t (GJX 704) P.O. Box 975, Lightning Ridge, NSW, 2834 Australia; 61 268291144, Email: opalsite1@bigpond.com OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BLACK), OPAL (BOULDER)

ABRASIVE WHEELS, POLISHING WHEELS

Pacific Coast Pearls t (GJX 601) 813 Wildflower Court, Petaluma, CA 94954; (707) 766-9707, Email: tish@allnaturalpearls.com PEARLS (CONCH), PEARLS (NATURAL)

Pacific Pearls t (GJX 107) 910 D St. Unit 151114, San Rafael, CA 949155711; (415) 383-3978, Email: info@ pacificpearls.us, www.pacificpearls.us NECKLACES, PEARLS (CULTURED), PEARLS (FRESHWATER), PEARLS (NATURAL), PEARLS (TAHITIAN)

Pietersite/Kristall Galerie t (RI ROOM 141 AND 143) Corner of Tobias

Hainyeko & Theo-Ben Gurirab Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia; +(264) 64 406080, FAX +(264) 64 406082, www.kristallgalerie.com, Email: gems@kristallgalerie.com BEADS, CABOCHONS, JEWELRY, ROUGH ROCK, SLABS (POLISHED-WHOLESALE)

Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t (RI ROOM 143) Hermanus Cape

Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale 451 Forest Edge Rd., Woodland Park, CO 80863; (719) 687-5423, (800) 347-6257, FAX (719) 687-5427 Email: rockshop@pikespeakrock.com, www.pikespeakrock.com AGATE (BRAZILIAN), AMETHYST, CATALOG (WHOLESALE), FOSSILS (WHOLESALE), GEODES, JEWELRY (CRYSTAL), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), METAPHYSICAL SUPPLIES, MINERAL SPECIMENS (WHOLESALE), PYRITE (PERUVIAN), QUARTZ CRYSTALS (WHOLESALE), TUMBLED STONE

PJ Tool Jewelry t (DTR GF 195-196) 100 Executive Drive, Suite D, Edgewood, NY 11717; (631) 940-8550, (888) 841-0088, FAX (631) 254-1916 Email: sales@pjtool.com, www.pjtooljewelry.com METAL STAMPS, TOOLS

Pioneer Gem Corp. P.O Box 1513, Auburn, WA 98071, (253) 833-2760, (800) 433-9590, Fax: (253) 833-1418, Email: pioneergem@seanet.com, Website: www.pioneergem.com CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), GEMS (WHOLESALE)

R. W. Osmond & Associates/Candala Chrysoprase t (GJX 235) P.O. Box 768, Drummoyne, NSW, 1470 Australia; +61 427 529 953, Email: info@candalachrysoprase.com, www.candalachrysoprase.com CHRYSOPRASE, CABOCHONS, ROUGH

Ravenstein Germany t (JGMS 100) P.O. Box 3985, Page, AZ 860403985; (619) 452-9820, Email: ales@ravenstein-germany.com, www.ravenstein-germany.com APATITE (YELLOW-GREEN), CHROME DIOPSIDE, DANBURITE PINK (LA AURORA, MEXICO), GARNET EXOTIC (EASTERN AFRICA), GARNET (MALAYA), GARNET PYRALSPITE (MAHENGE), MOLDAVITE (BOHEMIAN AND MORAVIAN), OREGON SUNSTONE (INVESTMENT & COLLECTOR), PERIDOT (APACHE NATION, ARIZONA), RHODOLITE GARNET (EASTERN AFRICA), RHODOLITE PURPLE (MOZAMBIQUE), RHODOLITE PURPLE-PINK (E. AFRICA), ROSOLITE GARNET (LAGUNA DE JACO MEXICO), SUNSTONE (COPPER BEARING), SUNSTONE (BUTTE MINE, OREGON), SUNSTONE (PANA MINE, OREGON), SUNSTONE (BLUE-TEAL, PEACOCK, CHROME GREEN, MULTICOLOR), TOPAZ (NATURAL UNTREATED COLORS), TOURMALINE, UMBALITE GARNET, GEMSTONES (NATURAL, UNTREATED), GEMS ROUGH (CLEAN FACET GRADE)

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts 785 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103; Tel: (415) 391-4179, Email: info@revereacademy.com, www.revereacademy.com CLASSES, DIPLOMA PROGRAMS, BOOKS

Town, South Africa; +264-64406080, FAX +264-64-406082 Email: gems@kristallgalerie.com, www.kristallgalerie.com BEADS, CABOCHONS, JEWELRY, ROUGH ROCK, SLABS (POLISHED-WHOLESALE)

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Rio Grande, Inc. 7500 Bluewater Rd.

Royalwood, Ltd. 517 Woodville Rd.,

Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t

NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121; (800) 545-6566, FAX (800) 965-2329 Email: info@riogrande.com, www.riogrande.com

Mansfield, OH 44907; (419) 526-1630, (800) 526-1630, FAX (888) 526-1618 Email: roybilkat@att.net, www.royalwoodltd.com/

(AGTA 429) P.O. Box 5603 Madison, WI

ABRASIVES, ADHESIVES, ARGENTIUM (SILVER), BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS, BONNY DOON, BOOKS, BOXES-JEWELRY GIFT BOXES, BURS, CABOCHONS, CAMEOS, CASTING SUPPLIES, CATALOG (WHOLESALE), CHAINS, CLASPS, DIAMONDS, DISPLAY TRAYS, DRILLS, EDUCATION, ELECTROPLATING (ALL TYPES), ENAMELING SUPPLIES, ENGRAVING SUPPLIES, FINDINGS, FLEXIBLE SHAFTS, GEMS (FACETED), GENERAL LAPIDARY AND JEWELERS’ SUPPLIES, GOLD-FILLED, GOLD, GRINDING WHEELS, JEWELERS’ TOOLS, JEWELRY CLEANER, JEWELRY DISPLAYS, JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, JOOL TOOL DISTRIBUTOR, LAPIDARY EQUIPMENT, LAPIDARY SUPPLIES, LEATHER CORD, METALS (PRECIOUS), MOUNTINGS, PEARLS (CULTURED), POLISHING WHEELS, POLYETHYLENE BAGS, PRECIOUS METAL CLAY, SAWS, SILVER, SILVER-FILLED, SILVER (STERLING), SILVERSMITHS’ SUPPLIES, SOFT FLEX DISTRIBUTOR, TUMBLERS, VIDEOS, WIRECRAFT SUPPLIES

BASKET MAKING SUPPLIES, WAXED LINEN CORD

OPALS, BOULDER OPALS, DOUBLET OPALS, OPAL BEADS, TAHITIAN & SOUTH SEA PEARLS, BUTTON PEARLS, 2016 AND 2015 SPECTRUM CUTTING EDGE PHENOMENAL GEMSTONE WINNER!

Roark Tim, Inc. t (AGTA 1309) 1401 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 234, Atlanta, GA 30309; (404) 872-8937, (888) 846-7625, FAX (404) 872-9346 Email: info@trimportsatl.com, www.timroarkinc.com GEMS (WHOLESALE), ALEXANDRITE, AMETHYST, AQUAMARINE, CABOCHONS, EMERALDS, GARNET, OPAL, PERIDOT (CUT), RUBIES, SAPPHIRES, SPINEL, TANZANITE, TOPAZ, TOURMALINE

Rock Deco t (BY APPT.) P.O. Box 332, Taos, NM 87571; (970) 317-0684, Email: rockdeco@yahoo.com, www.rockdeco.com CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), DIAMOND CRYSTALS, DIAMONDS (ROUGH), ROSE CUT DIAMONDS

Rockaway Opals 610 B Canyon Road, Sante Fe, NM 87501; (206) 399-7272, Email: scott@rockawayopals.com, rockawayopal@gmail.com, www.rockawayopals.com JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (OPAL), OPAL (AUSTRALIAN), OPAL (BLACK), OPAL (ETHIOPIAN)

Rockswest t (KSC T-21) 64 County Road 84G, Santa Fe, NM 87506; (505) 455-3567, Email: James@ rockswest.com, www.rockswest.com LAPIDARY ROUGH, SELENITE, TURQUOISE ROUGH

Ruidoso Metal Works, Inc. P.O. Box 16317, Las Cruces, NM 88004; (575) 541-9755, (888) 552-5299, FAX (575) 541-9760 Email: harry@ruidosometalworks.com, www.ruidosometalworks.com CASTING SERVICES, CASTINGS (CUSTOM)

S&S Gems 150 S. Oregon St., Jacksonville, OR 97530; (541) 702-2256; Cell: (541) 890-2501 Email: ron@s-sgems.com, www.s-sgems.com STINGRAY (NEW), CRUSTALS & CARVING ROUGH (NATURAL COLOR), JEWELRY (CUSTOM)

Saki Silver t (DTR GF199) Cincinnati, OH 45223; (513) 307-6116, Email: liz@sakisilver.com, www.sakisilver.com CLASPS, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), FINDINGS (SILVER)

Samuel B Collection 98 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 234S, Great Neck, NY 11021; (516) 466-1826, Toll free (855) SAMUELB; Fax: (516) 466-1827; Email: sales@samuelb.com; www.samuelb.com SILVER JEWELRY

Sarda, Inc. t (HD 231, 233, 328, 330, 332) Puyallup, WA 98373; (253) 841-7212, FAX (253) 840-8757, Email: sales@sarda.com; www.sarda.com

#1318; DAY #143) P.O. Box 718, Silverado, CA 92676; (714) 393-1259, Email: rodgriffinopals@bigpond.com BOULDER OPAL, OPAL FROM KOROITE, ROUGH CUT STONES & RELATED PRODUCTS

Schneider, Thomas M. t (RI ROOM 150) 861 6th Ave., Suite 517, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 232-2624, FAX (619) 232-2213 Email: info@tmsgems.com, www.tmsgems.com AFRICAN GEMSTONES, BRAZILIAN GEMSTONES, EMERALD, FACETING ROUGH, GEM CRYSTALS, MINERAL SPECIMENS, RUBY, SAPPHIRE, SPINEL, TOURMALINE, AQUAMARINE

Schofer Germany - The Chain Company GmbH + Co. KG t (GJX Freiburger Strasse 3, Pforzheim, 75179 Germany; 0049 7231 91030, FAX 0049 7231 101599 Email: info@schofer.com, www.schofer.com

CHAINS, JEWELRY (CHAIN)

Roulette 18 t (RI CP80) 5317 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640; (773) 6501328, FAX (773) 989-6429 Email: info@roulette18.com, www.roulette18.com JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE)

ABD 30

Shipwreck Beads 8560 Commerce Pl. Dr. NE, Lacey, WA 98516; (360) 7542323, (800) 950-4232, FAX (360) 754-2510 www.shipwreckbeads.com Email: sam@shipwreckbeads.com BEAD SHOP, BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADS, BEADS (CZECH), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (LAMPWORK), BEADS (WHOLESALE), CATALOG (WHOLESALE), FINDINGS, JEWELRY

Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t (GM F2125, DTR GP282, GI) 28566

Ballard Drive, Unit C, Lake Forest, IL 60045; (847) 918-1066, (866) 776-7710, FAX (847) 918-1070 www.silkroadtreasures.com Email: info@silkroadtreasures.com ANTIQUITIES, BEADS, COPPER, FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, LAPIS LAZULI, RUGS, TURQUOISE, WHOLESALE/RETAIL

Soft Flex Company t (DTR BOARD ROOM) P.O. Box 80,

Sonoma, CA 95476; (707) 938-3539, Toll Free (866) 925-3539, FAX (707) 938-3097 Email: Info@SoftFlexCompany.com, www.SoftFlexCompany.com

BEAD STRINGING SUPPLIES, BEADING WIRE, BEADS, CRAFT WIRE, FINDINGS, SOFT FLEX WIRE, WIRECRAFT SUPPLIES

JEWELRY, JEWELRY (CHAIN), JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WITH GEMS), SILVER, SILVER (STERLING)

4207, 4208)

Rod Griffin Australian Opal t (AGTA

53705 (608) 233-0044, Email: robert@boulderopal.com, Web: www.boulderopal.com

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Starborn Creations t (GM BOOTH 2301; JOGS BALLROOM 11; RI CANOPY 19, CT409)

105 Portal Lane, Sedona, AZ 86336; (928) 204-2400, (800) 749-5498, FAX (928) 204-1001 Email: sales@starborncreations.com, www.starborncreations.com AMBER, AMBER BEADS, AMBER (BLUE), AMBER (CABOCHONS), AMBER (CARVINGS), AMBER (COLLECTORS SPECIMENS), AMBER (INSECT INCLUSIONS), AMBER (JEWELRY), CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (DRUSY), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), CORAL (AGATIZED), DRUSY, DRUSY (ALL COLORS), DRUSY (BLACK), DRUSY (MATCHED PAIRS), JEWELRY, JEWELRY (AMBER), JEWELRY (DESIGNER), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WITH GEMS), METEORITE JEWELRY, METEORITE WATCHES, METEORITES, MOLDAVITE, MOLDAVITE JEWELRY

Stuller, Inc. t (AGTA 2000) 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; (800) 877-7777, FAX (800) 444-4741 Email: sales@stuller.com, www.stuller.com EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, TOOLS

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Sunwest Silver t (JOGS MAIN BALLOOM, KSC MAIN TENT) 324 Lomas Blvd. NW,

Albuquerque, NM 87102, (800) 7713781, (505) 243-3781, Email: sales@sunwestsilver.com, Website: www.sunwesthandmade.com, www.sunwestsilver.com TURQUOISE, BEADS, CASTING SERVICES, CHARMS, JEWELRY & GOODS (NATIVE AMERICAN), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (TURQUOISE), FINDINGS, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), ROUGH ROCK

Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t (GM CACTUS 1109/1209) 7500 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite 9-185, Las Vegas, NV 89128; (702) 228-6507, FAX (702) 228-6417 Email: sunmil2000@aol.com JEWELRY (GOLD), JEWELRY (HANDMADE), JEWELRY (SILVER), JEWELRY (WHOLESALE), JEWELRY (WITH GEMS), SILVER (STERLING)

TIKA t (RI ROOM 144) P.O. Box 625, Trinidad, CA 95570; (707) 677-9417, (800) 459-3669, FAX (707) 6779029 Email: email@tikaimports.com, www.tikaimports.com ANTIQUITIES, BEAD SHOP, DZI BEADS, JEWELRY, MIRAGE BEADS, OJIME BEADS, SHIMMERWING BUTTERFLY JEWELRY

Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc. 767 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919; (401) 521-9630, FAX (401) 521-6502 Email: toolcraftrumart@aol.com, www.toolcraftrumart.com BOOKMARKS, BRACELETS, CHARMS, JEWELRY FINDINGS (WHOLESALE), PRONG SETTINGS

Trade Roots 411 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501; (505) 982-8168; Cell Phone: (505) 470-0450, Email: jeff@traderoots.com, www.TradeRoots.com RED MEDITERRANEAN CORAL IN ROUGH, BEADS AND CABOCHONS; ROUGH MOTHER OF PEARL SHELLS; NATURAL AMERICAN TURQUOISE INCLUDING A LIMITED SUPPLY OF SLEEPING BEAUTY

Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t (GJX 236) P.O.

Box 742, Homedale, ID 83628; (208) 337-4351, FAX (208) 337-4599 Email: stgems@citlink.net ANTHILL GARNET, BRACELETS, CHROME PYROPE, FACETING ROUGH (WHOLESALE), GARNET (CHROME PYROPE), GEMS (FACETED), GEMS (WHOLESALE), MAIL ORDER SERVICE, SAPPHIRES-CALIBRATED DIAMOND CUT ROUNDS (BRILLIANT CUT), SAPPHIRES, SAPPHIRES SRI LANKA (BLUE, PINK, PURPLE, YELLOW,WHITE), SHOW SPECIALS, SPINEL, STONES (PRECIOUS), TOURMALINE, TSAVORITE, ZIRCON

Unconventional Lapidarist (TSS F30) P.O. Box 1273, Hot Springs, AR 71901; (501) 538-4473, Email: info@ unconventionallapidarist.com, www.unconventionallapidarist.com CABOCHON MATERIAL, CABOCHON MATERIAL (WHOLESALE), CABOCHONS, CABOCHONS (CUSTOM), CABOCHONS (DESIGNER), CABOCHONS (DRUSY), CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), ROUGH ROCK, SLABS

Unicorne Beads t (MAIN BALL ROOM) 404 Evelyn Pl, Suite D, Placentia, CA 92870; (714) 572-8558, (800) 833-2095, FAX (714) 572-8802 Email: sales@unicornebeads.com, www.unicornebeads.com BEADS (LAMPWORK)

United Precious Metal Refining t (AGTA 2102) 2781 Townline Road,

Alden, NY 14004; (716) 683-8334, (800) 999-3463, FAX (800) 533-6657 Email: sales@unitedpmr.com, www.unitedpmr.com CASTING GRAIN, CASTING SUPPLIES, COPPER, GOLD ALLOYS, GOLD SOLDERS, GOLD WIRE, JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES, METALS (PRECIOUS), REFINING, SILVER, SILVER (NICKEL), SILVER (SHEET), SILVER SOLDERS, SILVER (STERLING), SILVER WIRE

Venetian Bead Shop 3263 Kifer Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95051; (800) 4393551, FAX (408) 245-5904 Email: info@venetianbeadshop.com, brenda@venetianbeadshop.com, jeff@venetianbeadshop.com, www.venetianbeadshop.com BEADS (DICHROIC), BEADS (GLASS), BEADS (LAMPWORK), BEADS (VENETIAN), MURANO GLASS BEADS, PERLAVITA

Visions in Stained Glass, Inc. t (BB G-107) 3703 Bayview Drive, Orlando, FL 32806; (407) 438-5733, Email: visionsinstainedglass@yahoo.com, www.visionsinstainedglass.com FINDINGS

Voices of the Stones t (DTR ROOM 196) 283 Sheldon Hill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461; (914) 388-1351, Email: voicesofthestones@gmail.com, www.voicesofthestones.com BEADS, BEADS (SEMI-PRECIOUS), BEADS (WHOLESALE), BEADS (LARGE HOLES), BRIOLETTES

Webb’s Rock Shop 39 Coffey Rd./ Hemingway St., P.O. Box 95, Linville, NC 28646; Email: skyrock1@gmail.com METEORITES

West Coast Mining t (HTC SUITES 114115) P.O. Box 133, College Place, WA 99324; (509) 522-4851, FAX (509) 527-1233 Email: wcmining@bmi.net, www.wcmining.com AMETHYST SAGE JASP/AGATE, CABOCHONS (WHOLESALE), CHALCEDONY (BLUE), JASPER (BLUE MOUNTAIN), OPAL (BUTTE OPAL), ROUGH ROCK, SLABS

Western Hills t (MFC) 288 W. Center, Kanab, UT 84741; (435) 644-2390, FAX (435) 644-8177 Email: western288@kanab.net; www.westernhills.com BOOKENDS, COASTERS, SANDSTONE (PICTURE), SPHERES

Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t (TSS F14) 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, CO 80863; (719) 686-1820 extension 108; Cell (719) 660-5504, FAX (719) 686-1399 Email: mike@rmdrc.com, mike@trieboldpaleontology.com, www.trieboldpaleontology.com 3D PRINTING, CASTING SERVICES, DINOSAUR SKELETONS, EXHIBIT DESIGN, FOSSIL CASTS, FOSSIL PREPARATION, FOSSILS (MUSEUM SPECIMENS), LASER SCANNING, RAPID PROTOTYPING, SKELETON MOUNTING, TRAVELING EXHIBITIONS

Tru-Square Metal Products P.O. Box 585, Auburn, WA 98071; (253) 8332310, Email: t-tumberl@qwest.net, www.thumblertumbler.com ABRASIVE GRITS, TUMBLER MANUFACTURERS, TUMBLER SUPPLIES, TUMBLERS, TUMBLERS (VIBRATORY)

UVP, LLC 2066 West 11th Street, Upland, CA 91786; (909) 946-3197, (800) 452-6788, FAX (909) 9463597 Email: info@uvp.com, www.uvp.com MINERALIGHT LAMPS (UVP, LLC), ULTRAVIOLET LAMPS

Vance Gems t (TGMS 2008 & 2009) 560 Peoples Plaza, #133, Newark, DE 19702; (302) 750-1136, (800) 4004367, Email: vancegems@aim.com, Find Us On Facebook BENITOITE, BERYL, GARNET, GEMS (INVESTMENT QUALITY), GEMS (RAREFACETED), JEWELRY (CUSTOM), OPAL, MAGNESIO AXINITE, SAPPHIRES, SAPPHIRES (MONTANA), SPHENE, SPINEL, TANZANITE, FANCY COLOR TANZANITE, TOURMALINE, TSAVORITE, ZIRCON

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ALASKA Skagway

Inside Passage Arts t

Oroville

Alaska Gold & Gems t Orocal Gold Nugget Co. t

Rollinsville

Beyond Beadery t

Woodland Park

Placentia

Dinosaur Brokers, LLC t PaleoBOND t Pikes Peak Rock Shop/Wholesale Triebold Paleontology, Inc. t

Magic Mountain Gems, Inc. t

Red Bluff

CONNECTICUT

Mayer

Gaumer’s Jewelry, Museum and Lapidary

Norwalk

Page

Redwood City

Ravenstein Germany t

Beaducation

DELAWARE

Quartzsite

San Diego

Newark

Petaluma

ARIZONA Cave Creek

Barlow’s, LLC t

Cortaro

HandFast Design by Kim Fox t

Global Treasures t

Rio Rico

Gem Art Center/Helen Serras-Herman t

Sedona

Starborn Creations t

Tucson

Natural Touch t Pacific Coast Pearls t Unicorne Beads t

Black Bead, The Schneider, Thomas M. t

JCK Events t

Vance Gems t

San Francisco

FLORIDA

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Yen’s Jewelry & Accessories, Inc. t Amber #1 / Amber Beata Collections t

Crystal Cave, The (FL)

Davie Miami

Arizona Lapidary & Gem Rough, Inc. t Bronwen Heilman t Dowdy Opal t Gem and Bead Mall t Globe-X t Granada Gallery t Kent’s Tools t Lee, K. H., Supply Company t

San Rafael

Future Lighting t

Pacific Pearls t

Orlando

ARKANSAS

Rod Griffin Australian Opal t

Hot Springs Unconventional Lapidarist

CALIFORNIA Alameda

Kimarie Designs t

Anaheim

Kamal Trading Co., Inc. t

Auburn

Dichroic, Inc. t

Berkeley

M. Lowe & Co. for Lowe Associates t

Bonsall

Olson, Donald K. & Assoc. t

Browns Valley

Wild Things Beads t

Chatsworth

Lasco Diamond Products, Inc. t

Clovis Opal by Tibara

Emeryville

Nina Designs t

Fallbrook

Santa Barbara

Visions in Stained Glass, Inc. t

Opex Opal t

Safety Harbor

Santa Clara

McDevitt, Gene t

Venetian Bead Shop

Tampa

Santa Clarita International Gems & Minerals, Inc. t Silverado Sonoma

Soft Flex Company t

Color First t

GEORGIA Atlanta

Roark Tim, Inc. t

Cave Spring

Elysium, Inc. t

South El Monte

Arts Kingdom Jewelry Co., Ltd. t

Sutter Creek Applegate Lapidary t

Tarzana

Cumming

Moldavite/T.W. Designs t WoodstockLeather Cord USA™ t

HAWAII

Bijoux Collections t CGM t

Haiku

Beija Flor Gems t

Tehachapi

Klews Gallery t

IDAHO

Trinidad TIKA t

Boise

Upland

Gem Connection Inc., The t UVP, LLC

Homedale

Ventura

ILLINOIS

Zealandia Designs Inc. t

Pacific Silverworks and Savannah Design Studio t

Westlake Village

Tucker Gems/Sid Tucker, LLC t

Chicago

Roulette 18 t

Sphere’s To You t

Lake Forest

Windsor Woodland HIlls

Westmont

Silk Road Treasures, Inc. t

Cutting Edge Solutions t

CabKing.com Hi-TechDiamond.com

Alacarte Clasps, WireLace & WireLuxe t

COLORADO

KANSAS

Fullerton

Boulder

DW Enterprises t Lew Wackler t

Hays

Paleo Facts t

Forestville

Bolva Group, Inc. t

Garberville

Garden of Beadin’ t

Crested Butte

Idyllwild

Delta

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

La Jolla Bejeweled Software Company

Los Angeles

Kaiser Gems t Karkour Fine Jewelry t Livingstone Jewelry Co., Inc. t

Newbury Park Creative Castle

Paleosearch t

Utica

Bright Star Gemstones t Blaine Reed - Meteorites t

Denver

Big Blue Coin Jewelry t D&L Art Glass Supply

Lakewood

Boji®Source

LOUISIANA Lafayette

Stuller, Inc. t

MAINE Bucksport

Azur Global Imports t

Fretz Design, LLC t

Louisville

Dudley Blauwet Gems t

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MASSACHUSETTS

NEW MEXICO

OREGON

Arlington

Albuquerque

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Lawrence Stoller - CrystalWorks, Inc. t

Salisbury

Rio Grande, Inc. Sunwest Silver t

Grants Pass

Bernalillo

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

MICHIGAN

Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show / Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC t

Jacksonville

Norway

Las Cruces

Klamath Falls

Earth Door Sky Door t Angela Conty Designs t

Kingsley North, Inc.

MINNESOTA Edina

John Dyer & Co. t

Owatonna Belt, Inc.

Wayzata Hughes Associates

MISSISSIPPI

S&S Gems

Ruidoso Metal Works, Inc.

Faceting Academy, The t

Mesilla Park

Myrtle Creek

Mesilla Valley Castings, Inc.

Go Jolly t

Santa Fe

Portland

Eagle Creek Opals/Bill Kasso t Natural Stones t Rockaway Opals Rockswest t Trade Roots

Gem Faire, Inc.

PENNSYLVANIA

Silver City

Hellertown

Coatesville

Beadalon t

Ahhhmuse t

Gilman’s

G & L W, Inc. Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers, Inc.

Taos

Edwards Minerals, LLC t

MISSOURI

NEW YORK

Branson

Alden

Flora

One of A Kind/Designer Cabs t

St. Louis

Butterflies by God t

MONTANA Columbus

Montana Gem, Inc. t

Savage Harmon’s Agate & Silver, Inc.

Uwchland

Rock Deco t

RHODE ISLAND Cranston

United Precious Metal Refining t

Brooklyn

Wholesale Jewelry Supply Co.

Johnston Toolcraft/Ru-Mart, Inc.

Gems Art Studio t

Warwick

Edgewood

John F. Allen & Son

Impress Art t PJ Tool Jewelry t

Westerly

Hopkins Opal t

Elmira Arc Photographic

SOUTH CAROLINA

Great Neck

Charleston

Lowcountry Geologic t

NEVADA

Samuel B Collection

Dyer

Herkimer

Out of Our Mines t

Herkimer Diamond Mines, Inc. t

TENNESSEE

Las Vegas

Middleville Ace of Diamonds Mine t

Lightning Lap t

New York

TEXAS

Sunrise Millennium, Inc. t

NEW HAMPSHIRE Nashua

Coast to Coast Rare Stones t

Rumney

Ooltewah

Adris Corp. t Dikra Gems t Joseph Blank Inc. t X.G.X. t

Bellaire

Jeanne’s Rock & Jewelry t

Cedar Park Optima Gem

Michael M. Dyber dba Ledge Art Studio t

Olivebridge Voices of the Stones t

Dallas

NEW JERSEY

Rego Park

Carteret

National Assn. of Jewelry Appraisers t

El Paso

BeadSmith/Helby Imports t

Hillside Arch Crown, Inc.

Tinton Falls Ice Resin

Toms River Paradise Wax Patterns

India Gems t

Rochester

Fort Worth

Sandy Schor & Co t

G-S Supplies, Inc.

Houston

Angela Fowler’s Wire Art Jewelry t Beads and Honey, LLC t Cabochons by Ron t Crystal Distributing Co.

NORTH CAROLINA Webb’s Rock Shop

OHIO

Kerrville

Cincinnati

MagEyes, Inc

Saki Silver t

Leander

Columbus Gem 2000 t

Darmar Enterprises

Mansfield

Paragon Industries, LP

Mesquite

Drouhard National Jewelers School Royalwood, Ltd.

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Maya Canyon Jewelry t

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UTAH

INTERNATIONAL

Kanab

Western Hills t

AUSTRALIA

Ogden

JewelryTools.com t WireJewelry.com t

R. W. Osmond & Associates/Candala Chrysoprase t

Salt Lake City

Peter Carroll Opals t

Beginz

VERMONT Middlebury Downeast Trading Co., Inc.

VIRGINIA Chantilly

Mineralogical Society of America t

Virginia Beach

Beads and Rocks t

Drummoyne, NSW

Lightning Ridge, NSW Port Melbourne, Victoria Crystal Universe, Pty., Ltd. T/A Ausrox & Ausrox Gold t

Sydney, New South Wales Chris Price Opals t

Sydney, NSW

Grand Opal, Pty., Ltd. t Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty. Ltd. t

BRAZIL Mogi Mirim, SP

WASHINGTON

Lowe Associates - Brasil t

Auburn

Rio de Janeiro

Pioneer Gem Corp. Tru-Square Metal Products

Minec Expresso Mineral t

Bellevue

CANADA

Northwest Gemological Institute Northwest Gemological Laboratory Northwest Jewelry Conference

Bowen Island

Blaine

Enchanted Designs t

Jade West Corp t

Fire Agate Art Studio t

Lethbridge Toronto

Bothell

Best Bargains t

College Place

FRANCE

Ivory Jacks t West Coast Mining t

Georgetown Kamol t

Lacey

Aumont Earth’s Memory, The, La Memoire de La Terret

Spechbach-Lebas

Shipwreck Beads

Goldstein Creations t

Leavenworth

GERMANY

Mt. St. Helens Gems & Jewelry/Emerald Fox Company t

Mercer Island

Hands of the Hills Inc. t

Idar-Oberstein

Hermann Grimm KG t

Pforzheim

Puyallup

Schofer Germany - The Chain Company GmbH + Co. KG t

Ravensdale

HONG KONG

Geology Adventures, Inc.

Hunghom

Sarda, Inc. t

Seattle

Hang Fong Opal Co. t

Mother Nature Gemcraft & Jewelry, Inc.

Hung Hom, Kowloon

Sumas

Opals Mine Factory Limited t

Woodinville

INDONESIA

Pacific Abrasives, Inc.

Bali

Discovery Gems & Jewellery t

Mercurious Designs t

WEST VIRGINIA Morgantown

Mountain Mist Products t

WISCONSIN Cedarburg

Gem Shop Inc, The t

Jefferson

ITALY Venice

Lady From Venice t

POLAND Gdansk

Amber Gems t

Cool Tools

SOUTH AFRICA

Madison

Hermanus Cape Town

CraftOptics t Magical Delights t Robert Shapiro Opal & Pearl t

Pietersite/Tiger-Eye Manufacturing t

Namibia Pietersite/Kristall Galerie

SRI LANKA A.Sithy Gems Lapidary-Sri Lanka

THAILAND

B. Tree Gems t t = Tucson Exhibitor; Tucson Show Key, page ABD 21

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www.pioneergem.com i The new, improved Paragon SC-2 Pro fires glass and silver clay and anneals beads Paragon’s SC-2 Pro also fires enameling and decals. Sleek stainless steel door and 9” handle; silent operation. Optional bead door and glass window available. Fires rapidly up to 2000°F on 120 volts. Includes top vent hole and plug. 8” wide, 7 ¾” deep, 5 ¾” high interior. Precision electronic controller. Included are 2 printed instruction manuals totaling 44 pages. Kiln ships by UPS. Made in USA. Certified by TUV to CSA and UL safety standards. Call or email for a free catalog. Paragon Industries, L.P. / 2011 S. Town East Mesquite, Texas 75149 / 800-876-4328 info@paragonweb.com www.paragonweb.com

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education

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

William Holland School of

Studio Jewelers Ltd.

Lapidary Arts

785 Market Street, Suite 900

PO Box 980, 230 Lapidary Ln.

San Francisco, CA 94103

Young Harris, GA 30582

32 E. 31 St. New York, NY 10016 (212) 686-1944 Fax: (212) 689-7923 info@studiojewelersltd.com www.studiojewelersltd.com

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vere Academy of Jewelry Arts in downtown

We offer classes in beading, cabochons,

San Francisco covers professional instruction

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for students at all levels. State-of-the-art

ing, chain making, channel, faceting, gem ID,

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clay casting, jewelry repair, and gem trees,

see every detail. Short, intensive, weekend

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website.

Diploma programs, and more.

Santa Fe Jewelers Supply Bob Hazeltine, Instructor

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Clear Creek Academy of Jewelry and Metal Arts

219 N. 7th St., Suite 4

3648 Navajo St.

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Students at Studio JSD are encouraged to

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fundamentals in jewelry fabrication. Sched-

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ules include multiweek class sessions, studio

Clear Creek Academy offers classes,

intensives, technical classes and visiting artist

intensives and workshops in silversmithing,

workshops. Our guests enjoy a large, fully

goldsmithing, lapidary, forging and forming,

equipped jewelry studio, small class sizes

Clasps, Polishing, Wax, Casting, Setting,

casting and wax carving, stone setting, PMC, enameling, jewelry photography and more. Quality private or group instruction, flexible scheduling, small class sizes, and excellent

Grand Haven, MI 49417

and professional instructors, located near the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Visit the website for current program sched-

facilities and equipment. We also have a

ule including special workshops with Gerry

student gallery to show and sell your work.

Lewy, Michael David Sturlin, Julie Sanford

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A jewelry trade school, licensed by the NYS Education Dept. Day, evening, Saturday, full and part–time courses. Basic jewelry making, repair, diamond setting, wax modeling/casting, pearl and bead stringing, and design. Financial aid available, VA approved. Studio Jewelers, winner of the School of Distinction 2005 award by ACCSCT Accrediting Commission.

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1400 NE 131st St.

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North Miami, FL 33161

Minneapolis, MN 55413

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We offer a broad range of jewelry classes

Our fully equipped jewelry workshop is home

and workshops for all ages and skill lev-

to visiting jewelry artists, monthly renters and people learning the skills it takes to make beautiful things. Our small classes assure the special attention you need to learn

els. Master series as well as Metalsmithing 1&2 sessions, stone setting, wax carving, lost wax casting, cuttlefish casting,

the most possible. Rental spaces available

enameling, project-based classes and

for professionals and novice jewelry makers

more. Creative and inviting atmosphere

that enjoy the sense of community you get

located in the heart of the NE Minneapo-

at JCW. See you soon!

lis Arts District.

Novice or advanced, small group or private (classes limited to 4). We offer instruction for both the beginner and the journeyman. Bob Hazeltine brings 40+ years of experience and award winning designs to the classroom. Comprehensive training available in basic and advanced techniques including stone setting, wax carving and casting, soldering, and lapidary stone cutting and polishing. Add vibrant color to your pieces with Basic or Advanced Enameling classes. SFJS now offers a complete line of enamels and enameling tools as one of the newest distributors for Thompson Enamels. Bob can also customize curriculum to your particular needs. Certificate programs offered. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Taos School of Metalsmithing and Lapidary Design PO Box 3005 Taos, NM 87571 (575) 758-0207 mndesigns@msn.com www.taosjewelryschool.com Taos Jewelry School offers beginning through advanced classes in jewelry and lapidary design throughout the year taught by internationally recognized designer Marilynn Nicholson, known for her unusual techniques in cutting and setting stones, and innovative designs for catches and mechanisms. Individual and small classes emphasize personal attention in an artistically stimulating atmosphere.


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Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin 321 W. Ben White Blvd., Suite 204 Austin, TX 78704 (512) 799-0731 info@creativeside.org www.creativeside.org Offering classes from beginner to advanced, Creative Side is the top jewelry crafting school in Central Texas. Private classes and studio rentals are easy to book and cater to individual or group needs. Courses vary each semester from Introduction to Jewelry Making to our Master's Series. We feature workshops including Forged Together where couples melt, pour and form their own ďŹ ne metal wedding rings and Teen Summer Camps that introduce metalsmithing techniques to budding artisans in a safe and creative environment. We are also the only facility currently holding Argentium Instructor CertiďŹ cation training. Visit our website to learn more today.

The Craft Guild of Dallas Dallas, TX (972) 490-0303 info@craftguildofdallas.com www.craftguildofdallas.com The Craft Guild of Dallas offers beginning to advanced jewelry and metalsmithing courses. Learn a new skill or advance your techniques and study fabrication, design, stone setting, enameling, beading, chain making, wax carving/casting, glass lampwork and metal clay with our professional instructors. Classes, workshops and our Metals Master Invitational Series are offered throughout the year. We are moving soon to a brand new state-of-the-art facility. Be sure to check our website at www.craftguildofdallas.org for details of our move and class schedules.

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PRICE LIST FREE. Lots of Old Stock at Old Prices. Below Direct Importer Prices. In Lapidary Journal Since 1972. Buy From Expert Old Timer Dealer. Most Varieties of Gemstones at Lowest Wholesale Prices. Rough and Cut Loose Gems. jimsstones@aol.com, (330) 453-4628, Jim’s Gemology, 1322 Harrisburg Rd. NE, Canton, Ohio 44705-1851.

Rio Grande ............................................................C4 Royalwood, LTD ................................................. 69 School of Visual Arts.........................................12 SilversmithingClass.com ............................... 65 SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths)....................................................... 64 Snow & Stars Co ..................................................12 Toolcraft/Ru Mart Inc. .....................................57 Treasures of the Earth .................................... 65

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LEARN JADE CARVING from one of the world’s best jade carvers. Intensive 3/5 day workshops in beautiful B.C. Canada. Deborah Wilson, (250) 542-0630; Website: deborahwilson.bc.ca; Email: info@deborahwilson.bc.ca

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Gem & Jewelry Shops Find the finest rock shops, jewelry supplies and lapidary materials. Whether you need jewelry findings, mineral and fossil specimens, rough material, lapidary equipment, gems, findings, jewelry, or the perfect gift, you can find it here. For information about adding your gem and jewelry shop to the next issue, please contact Stephanie Griess at Stephanie.Griess@fwmedia.com.

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MICHIGAN The Creative Fringe 210 Washington Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ph. (606) 296-0020 Website: www.thecreativefringe.com We’re a full-service bead shop offering an extensive collection of beads, findings, wire, tools, books, lampworking, silver clay, sheet metal and metalsmithing supplies. Cultivate your creative side with classes and parties. Open workstations available. Come to the Fringe! Your creativity awaits you. Open 7 days a week.

CANADA STUDIO BBG—Montreal, QC 46 Ste-Anne, Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4P8 Ph. (514) 674-3481 www.studiobbg.com Come check out our therapeutic bead pit! We carry a wide range of beads, tools & findings, Paper crafts, Stamps & Dies, Swarovski Element Components, Semi-Precious Gems, Freshwater Pearls, Miyuki Beads, Preciosa Seedbeads, Chains, Sterling Silver findings, Beadalon, Bead Smith, Books and more… We offer Birthday parties, Courses/Workshops for Children & Adults, Fundraisers, Jewelry Restoration & Custom Design Creations. Store hours: Tues-Fri 10-6pm, Sat 105pm. Be sure to follow us on Facebook at BBG Studio & sign up for our monthly newsletter at the website.

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Marne Ryan Boulder Opal Cuff Fused 24K gold and sterling silver, Australian boulder opal

DOER’S PROFILE

PHOTO: COURTESY MARNE RYAN

Marne Ryan

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There a few things I’m really proud of. First, receiving the Rolex Award at the Philadelphia Craft Show, which was huge, and it felt great knowing I had the support of so many. Second, it’s always an accomplishment to work with a client and see their excitement when their idea materializes into something real. Lastly, I love teaching the fusing process and sharing it.  DOING

Jewelry shows are slowly closing their doors, so I have recently focused my efforts on my online presence through e-commerce at www.marneryan.com. It’s beginning to reinvent the way I sell my work. 

on an oil slick from the cover of Time magazine. Now, a fellow student still wears it. JEWELRY HEROES

I really admire Eleanor Moty, my first metals teacher, who showed me the magic and fascination in metals. Olaf Skoogfors is another who really believed in me and offered his wisdom and support to continue on my path as an artist. And also fellow artists — Judith Kaufman, Petra Class, John Iversen, to name a few.  DESIGN SOURCES

I’m very inspired by organic forms, especially patterns and textures that are seen in nature. 

FIRST PIECE

FAVORITE PART OF DOING

The first piece I made was a project during my first class. I made a pin that incorporated silver, brass, bronze, and copper. The design was based

I love the art of playing with fire. It’s a beautiful process, and it’s exciting to explore the rules of what can be done with metal. 

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

In 1979, there was a chrome green trapezoidal tourmaline from gem dealer Simon Watt that I still think about. I was too afraid to take it at the time because I didn’t want to take on more debt, but it was very beautiful.  ON BENCH NOW

Chaos! Three cuffs in parts, a pair of earrings, and a ring for commission.  RECENT VENTURE

One of my passions is to share my experiences and skills with the world. I recently made a DVD to teach and share the process of fusing metals called Organic Metal, which goes into detail about creating textures in metal and guides the student through the process of 15 different jewelry projects. Available at www.interweave.com.


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