A post in the New York Times recently tipped me off that jewelry design house Tiffany & Co. excels at making everyday objects. Designed with a twist, they do come with a pretty hefty price tag. But you can’t match Tiffany quality. The beauty of this creative company is that its products could inspire you […]

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One Hour Ring Expanded Once you’ve mastered the basic metalsmithing skills required for ring making, you’ll probably want to start jazzing things up a bit with textures and other designs. As a follow-up to my Metalsmithing Basics: Learn to Make One-of-a-Kind Rings in an Hour> post, here’s a way to turn those plain bands into […]

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What is Argentium sterling silver? It’s a type of sterling silver, composed of 92.5 percent silver, but instead of sterling’s usual 7.5 percent pure copper, Argentium silver has a tiny bit of germanium smelted into that copper. It’s a small amount, but because of it, Argentium silver reacts to the torch very differently. Whether you […]

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