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A lego-inspired cuff bracelet by Jacqueline Sanchez

  A company profile is an important part of any business plan. It is a comprehensive yet brief description of your company, and since it is a part of your business plan, it should be updated regularly. It should be

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Mark Nelson at a jeweler's bench with files

If you search “file” at riogrande.com, you’ll get more than 150 product results, and each of those files has a specific function at a jeweler’s bench. When you’re relatively new to jewelry making, deciphering when to use a riffler file over a needle

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Images from Ana's recent visit to the studio of Elaine B Jewelry in Charlottesville, Virginia

Ana Cavalheiro pondered exposing the space behind the jeweler for years. Something about the creative area where a person’s inspiration comes to life compelled her—it stuck in her mind. But, as a busy jeweler herself, she couldn’t find the time

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Foldforming, Creative Metal Forming and Patina books

  The members of our Jewelry Tech Team are our in-house jewelry making experts. Combined, they’ve been working in the jewelry industry for more than 100 years, and they’ve accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and know-how that they love to share.

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Engraved signet ring by Sam Alfano

Sam Alfano is a gifted gun, knife and fine jewelry engraver. He’s also an inspired teacher and a savvy businessman. On top of all that, he produces a series of instructional videos, hosts the engraving forum EngraversCafe.com, which has over

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    Madison Hampton is a twenty-something metalsmith who follows her passion for jewelry-making in an intriguing manner. She, her boyfriend Gage, and their dog Tobin live in a Chevy Express van, traveling the country and literally chasing after whatever

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rings

  Understanding the difference between a long-term trend and a short-term fad can help you align your jewelry business with consumer demand while avoiding the pitfalls of designing around passing styles that die out after a couple of seasons. But distinguishing what’s

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Ronda Coryell

“You are one of the first people in the world to work in this metal … Argentium.” –Ronda Coryell’s first statement to her Argentium classes.   When talking about influencers in the world of jewelry design, Ronda Coryell is among

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Mokume gane "Radiate" pendant by Theresa Kwong

    One of the best ways to increase jewelry sales at stores and galleries is to discover what is right in your own backyard. Often local business owners are looking to feature designers from their area or are in

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vickiHallmark

These days you need written words for almost every aspect of your business: to tell the story of why you started making jewelry on your website, to share the inspiration for a new bracelet, to articulate your design philosophy, to craft a post on Facebook, to pen descriptions on Etsy, and the list goes on and on. In this latest Business Know-How post, Marlene Richey explains that improving your writing skills just a little can have big payoffs.

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