My mom recently gave me a ring that she's had for a while. It's a star sapphire with 2 tiny diamonds, set in a 10k white gold band. Therein lies the problem: I have a nickel allergy, and thus can't wear 10k gold. What do I need to know/what can I expect with regard to getting the stones set in a new band? [more inside]
I have a wax model (a small buckle). I'm interested in getting 500 or so brass or bronze castings made of it. Does anyone have any experience with a contract casting house? Who? How were they to deal with? What were prices like?
How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
Are there localized metal allergies? I think I may have one. [more inside]
Removing nail polish from a diamond & white gold engagement ring? [more inside]
Looking for a black, matte-finish metal for a durable men's ring. Ideas? Things to avoid? [more inside]
I want to make jewelry! Like, real jewelry. Read: metalsmithing, not putting manufactured beads on wires. What tools should I buy? What books would you recommend? Do I need to take a class or not? [more inside]