I've searched, and the information is overwhelming. I just want to know: can I solder silver jumprings closed with a soldering iron? If so, what kind of solder do I need? And if not, what is the cheapest possible way to do this? The jewelry store will charge me like $10 per, and this is unacceptable for my purposes. This is for small silver charms. Doesn't have to look perfect, but I also don't want to poison myself. [more inside]
It seems like there’re plenty of stores with $15 earrings and stores with $500 earrings, but I’m having a bit of trouble finding stores with jewelry in that middle ground of like $50–$250 (ish). Basically, I’m looking for stores with jewelry that I could potentially wear every day but which won’t fall apart after a year or two. [more inside]
My wife's silver jewelry is really tarnished, and needs a good cleaning. In order of importance: the cleaning method shouldn't damage the jewelry (some of it has sentimental value), it should actually work, it should be cheap, and it should be easy. What has worked for you to clean silver jewelry? [more inside]
I'm getting interesting in buying some silver jewelry. I like things that are geometric, sharp, clean or 'weird'. I also have tiny, wee hands (ring size 4.0 in the US system, according to a recent measurement during occupational therapy), so any rings would need to be actually resizable. Where do you go for your geometric silver jewelry?
I have no idea - what did a lady do, exactly, with this ornament? pics inside-- [more inside]
I'm interested in finding online sources of precious-metal jewelry at a low cost. For example, a site that had solid gold/gold plated/solid silver chains to put other jewelry on. I know ebay has a good selection, but I have found that things have been mislabeled (ie something marked solid gold that is obviously not). I also know there are some things like that on Etsy, but there has to be a source of their supplies. I'm more interested in the low cost side than the artful jewelry side (I already have lots of sites like that to drool at!).
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
Since the Turquoise Door in Austin, Texas is closing on December 31st, 2012, where does a person go in order to find jewelry of that sort? [more inside]
A long time ago (~5 years or more), I happened on a website for a man selling silver charm necklaces. The background was black and everything was very dark-themed. I remember one necklace being about Romeo and Juliet, and the charms were I think a bottle of poison, a dagger, and a sleeping potion, and there was an Alice in Wonderland-themed one too. Most of the necklaces had 3 charms and they all had a story associated with them. The charms were almost all made of oxidized silver. The necklaces were quite expensive. It wasn't a company, it was just a guy with a website. I'm trying to locate the site, and Googling (even image search) has proven fruitless. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
How can I go abut learning jewelry making? Real metalsmithing, not just stringing beads on wires... [more inside]
I recently bought this Art Nouveau aide de memoire. Now I would like to find a very long silver chain to wear it on. [more inside]
Help me find places in the Washington, DC Metro area to sell edgy men's jewelry, and discover where my target customer shops. [more inside]
Can you recommend places in San Francisco or online to buy interesting silver+gemstone jewelry? [more inside]
How can I go about getting an assortment of old books, jewelry, silverware, furniture, coins, currency, and papers assessed? [more inside]
Where on earth (well, specifically Toronto), can I buy a simple sterling silver cuff bracelet? What I thought would be a simple search has become almost comically fruitless. [more inside]
Charity Gift: 16-year-old girl wants a silver wristwatch. Price range is about $35. No other information available about the girl; anonymous gift from tree at work. What hip watches meet these criteria?
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]