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Trend Watch: Minimalist Jewelry

Posted on March 03, 2016 by Mary Hood | 1 Comment

Although we love the layering and
stacking jewelry trend, there is something utterly refreshing about its counterpart: The Minimalist Jewelry Trend.

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Posted in jewelry tips, jewelry trends, minimalist jewelry, precious metal, statement jewlery, trend watch

What Is Precious Metal Clay?

Posted on January 01, 2016 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a metal crafting medium that “consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in an organic binder to create a pliable material with a consistency similar to modeling clay.”

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Posted in DIY, DIY jewelry, precious metal, precious metal clay

What is Filigree?

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Filigree is an ancient metal working technique that spans millennia and world cultures..... created by twisting, curling or plaiting fine and pliable precious metal wires into an intricate design.

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Posted in Ancient jewelry, antique jewelry, filigree, jewelry history, precious metal

What Is Palladium?

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

Palladium is a rare, naturally white and lustrous metal. Unlike white gold, palladium does not need to be alloyed or plated for protection or coloring. This is good news for jewelry lovers allergic to nickel, which is often used in creating white gold.

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Posted in informational, jewelry, palladium, precious metal