Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/melting gemstones


Gem State wrote at 2014-01-01 09:56:36
I wanted to add something to this question. Anyone who wishes to do such a thing would not publicly announce it. I would have done research and experimented. I will say that i had tried it and found success. I will not share my secrets. I am assuming the person who posted this question maybe the same person who has also answered the question? We all want to try new things, but remember you will never know until you try. Not all gemstones will have the desired effect once you have melted it, but others believe it or not do just fine. Proper equipment is a must and allot of research. Perhaps a few friends who know a thing or two. For future reference do not publicly announce your ideas like this. Chances are the guy answering your question had been inspired by your question and is feeding you a line of BS to keep you from trying it while he reaps the benefits. Just my opinion.  

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Have a question about jewelry repair or working with precious metal jewelry and gemstones? For many years up to December 31, 2010, I was a working professional bench jeweler, involved everyday with setting stones in mountings, designing and making jewelry, repairing and limited custom manufacture. If you work with jewelry as a hobby or as a profession, I might be able to help. I deal with the retail business, not mass production. Ask privately if you wish. See the box for that: It keeps your question between us. Please DO NOT ask MAKER'S MARKS, but metal quality marks are fine to ask. Please DO NOT ask diamond prices. See a gemologist for that.


I have extensive experience in design, service and making of jewelry. I deal mostly with precious metals and gemstones but work with many materials as needed and usable to create an artistic design. My experience also includes freelance photography and photographer of jewelry and similar items for a former employer and individuals. Design of custom items requires reading the desires of the client and being clear on what can be done within that framework...then fulfilling the transition of idea to reality. Effective communications is essential in a working designer/producer and customer relationship.

Education is English/Physics! Started in human resources, to advertising, to, what a road. I have had formal training in jewelry work and many shared experiences with top grade jewelers. We just never know were we will go or be. Follow your best, your dreams, with some discretion! Don't let the work tear up your body along the way as it has mine.

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