Understanding Lost Wax Casting

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Dec 21, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Lost wax casting is a jewelry-making process that is used very frequently by goldsmiths. To say this technique is tried and true would be an understatement. It has been used for thousands of years, with the oldest known example being a 6,000 year old amulet from the Indus Valley Civilization in South East Asia.

Technology has advanced, but the technique remains the same. Let's talk about what lost wax casting looks like now. 

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Goldsmithing, Goldsmith, Lost Wax Casting

The Jewelry Gifting Guide

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Nov 23, 2020 1:47:57 PM

The holidays are here and that means you're probably gearing up for gift giving. When looking for a meaningful gift for a loved one, fine jewelry is tried and true.

But jewelry can also be complicated and the options can be overwhelming, especially if you don't wear jewelry yourself. So we've put together a quick guide for picking out that perfect gift for your special someone.

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Jewelry Design, Functional Jewelry, Jewelry Gift, How to Buy a Gift, How to Choose Jewelry

Designing Jewelry for Beauty & Function

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Nov 10, 2020 4:05:16 PM

Contrary to popular belief, designing jewelry is not just about making something beautiful. There are a lot of details and considerations that go into designing a piece, and everything ultimately depends on the individual wearer. 

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Jewelry Design, Functional Jewelry, Daily Wear Jewelry

Understanding Fine Jewelry Pricing

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Oct 14, 2020 4:24:08 PM

Ever see a photo of jewelry and fall in love... until you scroll down far enough to find the price? We've all been there. But why is some jewelry expensive while some is cheap? Let's dive in. 

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Industry Trends, Pricing, Jewelry Pricing

Give to Help Okizu Rebuild, Gift Yourself a Cancer Awareness Pendant

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Sep 16, 2020 3:07:05 PM

September is a special month for our family. It is childhood cancer awareness month, blood cancer awareness month, and holds the anniversary of Geralyn's daughter's last day of treatment for leukemia. Brianne's cancer diagnosis at age 15 changed her life and our family forever, as any cancer diagnosis does. So a few months ago, we resolved to do something that would both help the childhood cancer community and give customers a special piece.

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Mitsuro Hikime

Define Redefining

Geralyn Sheridan has been redefining elegance in the jewelry industry by focusing on eco-friendliness, utilizing naturally beautiful textures, and incorporating fluid movement in each of her fine jewelry designs.

Her years of experience as a designer/goldsmith combined with her credentials as a GIA Graduate Gemologist give her a unique perspective on and a true expertise in jewelry making, precious metals, and gemstones. 

Whether you're a jewelry lover, maker, or seller, we're sure this blog will pique your interest.

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