How to Prepare for an Inspection

Authors note February 2017 Originally written as an advice column for the trade. Regulations may vary by area, please consult your state and local requirements. Ordinarily, one would be concerned at the arrival of any number of inspectors, from the local Fire...

The Future Arrived Last Week

The Future Arrived Last Week We are at a potential major turning point inside the fine jewelry showcase. Certain facts have come together in a way to offer a fundamental leap in what fine jewelry can look like. This is due to a consumer driven desire for ever more...

Highly Trained Alloys

Highly Trained Alloys By Daniel Ballard In jewelry manufacturing, we depend on highly trained and skilled workers. Sales, marketing, through accounting and.arguably more than anywhere else in the shop. Some of the most profitable changes come right from production....

Understanding Plumb vs Repair Gold Solders

Long ago metallurgy and elements available to our industry could not match what we have today. But the legacy or expectations of those days remains. These days we use metals far less dangerous than cadmium and mercury in goldsmithing and gold recovery.  Indium and tin...

CAD Materials Keep Changing

Here on Hill street in Los Angeles,it’s the heart of the Jewelry Mfg District. We see it all. Something is making the casters very unhappy these days. Some of the newest materials are just killing the investment as they burn out. That puts ordinary investments...