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  Jewelers get challenged all the time, whether it’s sizing a complicated ring design that wants to resist being worked on, or a ring with a vulnerable gemstone. How your jeweler responds to this challenge can effect your jewelry collection.  Do you have a ring that is unfixable? Is it unfixable because one or two…

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Ouch, my ring just bit me when you shook my hand! Have you ever met someone new, had your hand shaken and experienced a jolt of pain as your ring dug into your surrounding fingers? That happened to me when I was a speaker at a Las Vegas Jewelry Convention. I ended up shaking about…

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Selection of different sizes of spring ring clasps with a ruler for size comparison

  Taco Dinner Delayed by Crappy Clasps! Does wrestling with frustrating chain clasps drive you to drink? Who hasn’t had an issue with a chain clasp from hell? I’ve had lots of them. There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing to get dressed for dinner at your favorite taco place, and then  wasting time trying to…

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Who Doesn’t Have a Little Pile of Recyclable Gold? What About That Pile of Broken, Dated and Old Gold? Have you ever wondered if you could re-use your old gold and re-cast it into something new? A client asked me, her Goleta Jeweler, last week if I could make one of my more intricate rings…

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