Mitsuro Hikime: An Ancient Wax & Technique

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Jul 6, 2020 5:10:50 PM

Lost wax casting is a well-known process in the jewelry industry, but Geralyn recently started using a less known type of wax with Japanese origins. Mitsuro-Hikime is unique because it must be warmed slowly with your hands to become malleable. After pulling and folding the wax into itself over and over, much like a taffy machine in the candy shoppe window, it forms unique striations. This wax and technique allow the goldsmith to create flowing sculptural curves with organic, linear texture.

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Mitsuro Hikime

The Value of a Gemologist

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Jun 19, 2020 3:20:54 PM

If you’ve ever searched for handmade fine jewelry, you have likely heard the title gemologist attached to some designers’ and jewelers’ names. But what does that actually mean? How does being a gemologist impact the jewelry itself? And what is the difference between a gemologist and GIA Graduate Gemologist® anyway? Let’s get those questions answered.

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Topics: Jewelry, Gemology, Jewelry Industry

The Custom Jewelry Craze

Posted by Brianne Sheridan on Jun 9, 2020 7:40:02 AM

In a world where technology is always evolving, people have become accustomed to hyper-personalization in their everyday life. Sure, consumers might think it’s weird when they start getting ads for the exact yard project they were just talking about with their spouse, or when Amazon suggests that it’s time to order more dog food just as they’re running low. 

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Topics: Jewelry, Jewelry Industry, Industry Trends

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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