Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/.925 sterling


I recently asked you a question regarding some jewelry I inherited that was marked .925 Italy. You answered my questions very well and very promptly. Being unfamiliar with this site, after I gave you an across the board 10 rating, I accidentally submitted it before I could say thank you. I couldn't find a way to get back to that page to add it, so I am thanking you here. Your answer was very clear, very timely, and has helped me to a better understanding of my inheritance. I appreciate it very much.

Best regards,

David, I certainly appreciate your comments.  Often on this end, answers are sometimes not read. Sometimes there are no ratings or comments.  It is comments of "thank you" like this one from you that let me know how I am filling the need and keep me interested in maintaining my place here on  This is quite encouraging. Thank you, again, for the kind remarks.

As far as I know, once you leave the page there is not a way to return. Your effort to contact me with a THANK YOU here more than covers all the bases and accomplishes what is needed to me.

Again, Blessings and Peace.  Thomas.  

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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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