Jewelry Without Walls Blog
Jewelry, as a craft, hasn’t changed much in thousands of years. There were certainly changes in designs and metal compositions, but overall we only developed new ways of manipulating the metal to our whim.
That’s all changed in the 21st century. This younger generation of tech-savvy young people is helping to spur an evolutionary process for jewelry – hi-tech jewelry. Some of you may dislike the sound of that, but I would highly recommend you read the rest of this blog post before you make a judgement call! Continue reading →
Melia’s Spotty Rose Gold Plating
Melia bought a discolored rose gold plated pendant at a sale. She figured she’d just polish it up. She tried various silver and copper polishes and only succeeded in pulling most of the rose plating off and leaving it splotchy looking. Melia was not happy.
I got the call, “can you re-plate my rose gold plated pendant?”
Me: “Most likely. It is problematic however.”
Melia: “How come?” Continue reading →
The Chinese Year of the Dog
Since February 16 was Chinese New Years and 2018 is the year of the dog, I thought I’d reprise an earlier post on this beloved canine. Especially since I was born in the year of the dog!
And just so you know, according to Chinese astrologists, those born in the year of the dog are loyal and honest, amiable and kind, cautious and prudent, always willing to help others, and were born with a good nature.
(I wonder if they also like treats and like to be petted.)
The LA Times Celebrates Doggy Decoration
Jewelers are pretty expressive and artistic people. Some are also a bit spiky socially and say some salty things, which I find entertaining. There are a lot of philosophers in the bunch as well. And real givers. The passion that I see in my industry inspires me.
I’ve been seeing a lot of tattooed jewelers lately and feel that their tats have a lot to say about their love of gemstones and the tools of their trade. Celebrating their body art is something I’d like to do. Here without further ado my tattooed brethren.