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Dust Today, Gold Tomorrow

How to maximize your gold recovery returns

Though not quite as extraordinary as say, interstellar cosmic dust or remnants from a shooting star, dust in your store can reap unexpected rewards. In day-to-day activities like buffing, polishing, grinding, and so on, specks of fine metal dust can be spread here and there around your work space. Collecting this accumulation of dust and precious read more…

Feature Friday – Steve Miller

The Army veteran turned tools pro

I’ve always wanted to do something different. I wanted to see the world and what it had to offer. That’s how I ended up in the U.S. Army. I served on active duty for about 12 years and then spent time in the Reserves for a total of 22 years. read more…

FROM THE FORUMS

Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question. 

We’ve selected a couple of recently asked questions from our forums on Benchjeweler.com and Stuller.com and asked our Team to weigh in. Here are some of their most used bench techniques to help you out!   Hello. I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with rose gold solder or read more…

Color By Rouges

What works best

Rouges are a must on any jeweler’s bench. They buff and polish, smooth and shine. There are many colors with even more uses, but no perfectly right answer. See rouges are subjective with each jeweler choosing what works best for them. Just how many rouges does it take to get read more…

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Perfect Jewelry Polishing

From bench jeweler to storefront salesman — anyone can do it in three easy stages

If you have the typical shop, chances are pretty good that you have a multitude of people using jewelry buffs and polishing compounds with somewhat reckless abandon. Without proper organization, often the wrong compound is used on the wrong buff, and then you’re left with a pile of contaminated shop read more…

Feature Friday – Andy Kroungold

The original "tool guy"

Folks have been calling me “the Tool Guy” for as long as I can remember. Before I found my true calling, I worked as a security guard at a buddy’s sidewalk sale. Over time, I became friends with the shop guys and they introduced me to the jewelry industry. I read more…

Simple French Cut Stone Setting Tips

Here's how to prepare and grow your stone setting techniques

French cut stone setting is a technique that places smaller round diamonds close together, similar to pave or bright cut setting. In this process, diamonds are secured by wedging metal over the stone instead of a typical prong. The metal underneath and around the diamonds is highly polished and bright cut. The read more…

Engraving Machine Mash Up

What will work best for your store?

An art practiced since ancient times, engraving is a popular way to personalize a piece of jewelry. And there are many ways to do so – a special message, a finish, a unique pattern, and many more. If you’ve been thinking about offering some form of engraving in your store, read more…

6 Simple Steps to Becoming a Lost Wax Casting Pro

A step by step guide to getting the most out of your cast

Lost wax casting blends old and new in truly remarkable fashion. Our industry is constantly changing, adapting ancient techniques to modern technology. So, we’ve asked our experts to walk us through lost wax casting: STEP 1 – PATTERN Wax patterns are made by one of the following ways: carving, build-up, read more…

Thought Bench Jeweler Workshop Couldn’t Get Any Better?

2016's Battle of the Benches will prove you wrong

Based on feedback from our customers, Stuller’s annual Bench Jeweler Workshop is a tremendous success and a fantastic place to learn everything you need to stay abreast of the changes in the jewelry industry. See what past participants have to say about Workshop. With a few important additions to the read more…

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