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Precious Metals (all years)

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Alloys and purity
Awards
Bench
Black Hills Gold
Branding
Consumer advertising
Designers, profiles of
Education
Estate and antique pieces
History
Mining
Palladium
Prices
Selling
Steel, stainless
Tableware
Terminology
Titanium
Trends, market
Trends, metal-intensive design
Tungsten carbide
White gold
Writing instruments


Alloys and purity

assays and quality assurance


12/02: Independence Hallmark

gold


2/02: JVC Uncovers Underkarating in New York


6/00: Virgin Gold


3/99: JVC Puts Teeth in Stamping Act


11/98: How is Gold Purity Measured?


11/98: Pure Gold and Platinum

nickel sensitivity


4/05: AA&GO Offers Nickel Testing


5/99: Piercing Problems?

silver


3/05: Sterling Silver Alloy with Platinum


3/05: Tarnish-Resistant Silver Certified


7/00: User-Friendly Alloy


3/99: JVC Puts Teeth in Stamping Act

platinum


4/05: FTC Asks for Comment on Platinum Marks


3/05: Sterling Silver Alloy with Platinum


5/03: Letters


10/02: Polarium!


11/98: Pure Gold and Platinum


5/98: Stamping Out Deception


4/98: Platinum Quality Markings


3/98: Platinum Q&A


2/98: Platinum 101, Pt. 1: Alloys and Housekeeping


2/98: Platinum Redefined

Awards

9/04: Saul Bell Awards Honor Innovation

5/04: JA Design Contest Winers

3/04: Platinum Honored

8/03: Designs in Titanium

8/03: Saul Bell Contest Honors Innovation

7/03: GIA Students Excel in Contest

7/03: JA Honors Creativity in Design Competition

7/03: Two Metalsmiths Enjoy Banner Year

4/03: 2003 American Vision Awards

3/03: Spectrum Platinum Honors

11/02: Gold Virtuosi 2002 Recognizes Technical Prowess

8/02: Rio Grande Announces Saul Bell Winners

8/02: Titanium in the Spotlight

6/02: JCK Show Design Center Chooses Rising Stars

6/02: MJSA American Vision Awards Debut

3/02: PGI, AGTA Honor Innovative Design

10/01: AJDC Design Project Takes Off

9/01: Hollywood Divas

9/01: Saul Bell Winners

8/01: Hawaiian Jewelers Honor Creativity

2/01: Innovations in Platinum

9/00: Millennium Divas

8/00: Gold Goodness

2/00: Perfect in Platinum

6/99: MJSA Honors Contest Winners

2/99: 1999 Platinum Honors Winners

2/98: Platinum Honors at AGTA

Bench

industry overview


7/99: Fix-It Shops


3/99: Bench Emerges Anew

methods and products


8/01: Get a Grip


8/01: Powder Power


8/01: Sizing Two-Tone Gold Rings


7/01: Reconstruction of a Box Clasp


6/01: Bezel-Setting Fancies Using New Technology


5/01: Jewelry Finishes: Tools and Applications


4/01: Final Finishing of Karat Gold


3/01: Prefinishing Gold Jewelry


2/01: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 3


1/01: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 2


12/00: Fabricating a Three-Stone Ring, Part 1


9/00: As Free as the Air


9/00: Make a Good Impression


8/00: Products for the Bench


7/00: Engrave it Yourself


5/00: Lock it Up


5/00: RingGuards Guarantee a Perfect Fit


5/00: Stone-In Platinum Casting


4/00: Here's Sparkie!


4/00: High-Capacity Scale


4/00: Making Bezels for Round and Oval Shapes


4/00: People-Pleasing Plumb Platinum


4/00: Tool Time


12/99: Anticlastic Raising Basics


9/99: Waxing Poetic


7/99: Light Speed


6/99: On-Site Casting: Beginner's Guide


6/99: Update on Platinum Casting


5/99: Casting a Spell


2/99: Two Tones Two Ways


12/98: Court Customers with Clay


9/98: Products for Metalsmiths


8/98: Open to Buy? Products and Ideas for Metalsmiths

Black Hills Gold

10/03: Black Hills Gold Embraces Color

3/03: Gold Rush

3/02: From the Heart of America

3/00: Colors of Gold

8/99: From the Hills

2/99: From Them Thar Hills

8/98: Black Hills Gold a Go-Go

2/98: From the Black Hills

Branding

12/98: Brand New Identity

7/98: Is Brand the Plan?

Consumer advertising

5/05: May is Gold Month

9/04: Goosing Gold

9/04: Made in Italy

8/04: Platinum's Fall Consumer Ads

11/03: PGI Fall Ads Debut

11/03: WGC Unveils Fall Ad Campaign

8/03: Platinum's Fresh Start

9/02: WGC Fall Ads: Women Glow in Gold

8/01: Striking While Gold is Hot

8/00: WGC Plans Fall Consumer Ad Campaign

2/98: Platinum '98
Designers, profiles of

7/04: A Legacy of Creativity

6/04: Inspired by the Ancients

6/04: Ready for Her Close-Up

11/00: Innovators 9: Lee Marshall, Mechanical Wizard

6/00: Fabulous Filigree

6/00: Innovators 8: Mary Lee Hu

4/00: Innovators 7: Whitney Boin

12/99: The Innovators, Pt. 6: Michael Good

11/99: The Innovators, Pt. 5: What's an Innovator?

6/98: The Innovators, Pt. 4: Charles Lewton-Brain

4/98: Platinum Protagonist: Rudolf Erdel

4/98: The Innovators, Pt. 3: Steven Kretchmer

3/98: The Innovators, Pt. 2: John Paul Miller

2/98: The Innovators, Pt. 1

Education

6/01: Classroom in a Box

6/01: Revere Academy Announces Classes

3/00: Book It!

11/99: Metalsmiths Go South

8/99: Video Vision

6/99: On-Line Education

5/99: California Institute Marks 20 Years

10/98: Bench Press

5/98: Metalsmithing 101

Estate and antique pieces

4/01: Simply Silver

10/00: Bag It

6/00: Vanishing Palladium

4/00: Suddenly Silver

3/00: Lasting Luxuries

2/00: For the Bride

1/00: Pretty in Pink

10/99: Forties' Golden Glow

6/99: Enter Platinum

3/99: Bench Wizards

8/98: Straight Up

3/98: Top Cat

History

11/98: Ancient Workshop Found in Ukraine

Mining

gold


6/00: Gold Production Rises But Slowly


7/99: Japan's Gold and Silver


3/99: Gold Exploration Spending Falls


9/98: Miners to Reduce Gold Production


7/98: Treasure of the Sea

silver


5/04: Tiffany & Co. Speaks Out Against Montana Mine


7/99: Japan's Gold and Silver


11/98: Silver Sources

platinum


7/99: Platinum Patter

Palladium

6/00: Vanishing Palladium

4/99: Pursuing Palladium

Prices

combined (gold, silver and platinum)


12/00: Prices Hold Steady


11/00: Metals Prices Weaken


10/00: Metals Prices Head Lower


9/00: Metals Hit Summer Doldrums


8/00: Precious Metals Prices


5/00: Precious Metals Spike then Decline


4/00: Precious Metal Prices Mostly Higher


3/00: Gold & Platinum Prices Rise, Silver Holds Steady


2/00: What Goes Up...


10/99: Precious Metal Prices Hold Steady


9/99: Metals Prices Hit Summer Doldrums


8/99: Preholiday Price Watch


6/99: Metals Prices Face Pressures


5/99: Metals Prices Lower


4/99: Precious Metals Begin 1999 Lower


2/99: Precious Metals recap 1998


1/99: Precious Metals Prices Stabilize


10/98: Meandering Metals


9/98: Heavy Metal


7/98: Shifting Prices


4/98: Precious Metals Prices

gold


7/00: Demand for Gold Hits Record in '99


12/99: Gold Prices Capture Attention


12/98: Gold Prices: Historical Perspective


8/98: Gold Prices Remain Low


5/98: Gold Prices Continue Downward Trend


3/98: Manufacturers Compare Prices of Gold, Platinum


3/98: Spot Gold Drops Low


2/98: Swiss Say "Sell"

silver


6/98: New Mexico Cracks Down on Deception


3/98: Silver Scandal

platinum


7/00: Demand Pushes Platinum Higher


3/98: Manufacturers Compare Prices of Gold, Platinum

Selling

gold


4/04: It's All About Emotion


12/03: Precious Metals Quick Quiz


9/03: Learn to 'Speak' Gold


9/03: The Gold Jewelry Buyer, Circa 2003


8/01: Seven Classic Finishes (Styles, Pt. 16)


4/01: Trends in Gold


6/99: Going for the Gold

platinum


8/04: Platinum in Store


8/04: Platinum Marketing Material


8/04: Platinum Merchandising Tips


8/04: Platinum Power!


8/04: Reconsidering Platinum


12/03: Precious Metals Quick Quiz


8/01: Seven Classic Finishes (Styles, Pt. 16)


12/99: Wear It and Win


9/99: Did You Know?


8/99: Platinum Sales Tips


7/99: Platinum Preference


4/99: Answering Platinum Questions


10/98: Five Steps to Perfection


8/98: Watch Platinum Sales Grow


6/98: The Platinum Opportunity


4/98: Platinum Quality Markings


2/98: Platinum Plus

Steel, stainless

10/04: Alternative Metals

10/02: Multi-Tasking Metals

Tableware

11/99: Platinum Hits the Table

10/99: Tops of the Tables

Terminology

gold


1/99: What Does it Mean?

silver


3/99: Silver Glossary
Titanium

10/04: Alternative Metals

10/04: Spotlight on Titanium

8/03: Designs in Titanium

10/02: Multi-Tasking Metals

8/02: Titanium in the Spotlight

8/01: Element of Style

4/01: Ti One On

Trends, market

2/98: Metal-Intensive Jewelry Yields Healthy Gross Margin

gold


5/05: Gold Jewelry Growth Continues


10/00: Gold Demand Declines


8/00: Gold Jewelry Sales Set Record


6/00: Gold Production Rises But Slowly


1/00: Gold Sales Growth Lags


11/99: Gold Use in Jewelry Falls in 1998


12/98: Karat Gold and Tabletops Keep Gross Margins Afloat


11/98: At PJS, White is Right


3/98: Third-Quarter Gold Jewelry Sales


2/98: Neckchains Claim Largest Percentage of Gold Jewelry Sales

platinum


9/00: Platinum Juggernaut Continues


4/00: Platinum Jewelry Demand Rises


11/98: At PJS, White is Right


11/98: Platinum Gap Narrows


10/98: Brides' Affinity for Platinum


9/98: Platinum Planet


8/98: Platinum Phenomenon


6/98: Platinum Shortage?


5/98: Platinum Jewelry Continues Upswing


3/98: Platinum Demand for Use in Jewelry Tops 2 Million Ounces


2/98: Where Consumers Found Platinum Jewelry in 1997

silver


11/99: Where Do Consumers Buy Sterling?


10/99: Tops of the Tables


10/99: Who Buys Silver Giftware?


7/99: Silver Demand To Rise


12/98: Karat Gold and Tabletops Keep Gross Margins Afloat


10/98: Silver Bird


8/98: Demand for Silver Increases for Jewelry Use


6/98: White Metal Craze Boosts Sterling Sales


4/98: Sterling Overview

Trends, metal-intensive design

bracelets


6/04: Off-Round Links


8/03: Down to the Wire


5/03: Chain Reaction


3/03: Charming Bracelets


3/02: Time for Links


6/01: Wrapping Wrists


1/00: Grow for the Gold


11/98: Basic Interests

bridal jewelry


2/05: New to You


2/03: Love is in the Air


2/02: Hand in Hand


2/01: Beautiful Bridal


2/00: With This Ring...


2/98: Bridal Beauties

Celtic/Irish design


5/01: Contemporary Irish Design


5/01: Ogham Jewelry


5/01: The Celtic Tiger


5/01: Traditional Irish Jewelry

chain


6/04: Off-Round Links


1/04: Chain Change-Up


5/03: Chain Reaction


4/02: Italian Invention


3/02: Time for Links


11/01: The Strongest Link


5/01: Chained In


5/01: Made by Hand... In Italy


6/00: Lovely Links


1/00: Grow for the Gold


7/99: Textile Textures


9/98: Chain Gang

child and youth jewelry


5/99: Kid Appeal

clasps


11/00: Pushing Consumers' Buttons


8/98: Hidden Asset

coin jewelry


12/00: The Coin of the Realm

colored gold


9/04: Emboldened Gold


4/04: Romantic Couple


2/01: Rose Parade


1/01: Rainbow Gold

computer-aided design (CAD)


7/02: CAD Software for Jewelers


5/02: Creating Complex Jewelry Simply


3/02: GemVision Offers New Design Software


3/02: Polygon Adds CAD/CAM Services


7/01: Journey Into CAD: Solitaire Engagement Ring


1/01: Custom Work Made Easy


12/00: Journey into CAD: Three-Stone Engagement Ring


11/00: CAD/CAM Convert


10/00: Journey Into CAD: Solitaire Setting


7/00: Journey Into CAD: Hinged-Hoop Solitaire Earrings


3/00: Journey Into CAD: Two-Tone Engagement Ring


2/00: Journey Into CAD


1/00: The CAD/CAM Revolution

earrings


2/04: Elegant Earrings


8/02: Close to the Ear


5/02: Hooping Around


5/02: The Ears Have It


4/01: Hip Hoops


7/00: Hot for Hoops


7/99: Ear Aids

electroform jewelry


6/99: Electifying Electroform

enameled jewelry


12/03: Affordable Fun


10/98: Baked Goods

family themes


8/04: Sentimental Metal


2/99: Family Jewels

gemstone accents


8/01: Accented Gold

gold


4/05: Yellow Gold's Hold


2/05: Gold Expressions 2005


4/04: Amazing Grace


9/03: Redefining Gold Jewelry


7/03: High Caliber


4/03: Golden Opportunities


9/02: The Gold Standard


4/02: As Gold as it Gets


10/01: Gold Rush


9/01: Gympie Gold in Quartz


4/01: Trends in Gold


3/01: High Interest in High Karat


10/00: Glamorous Gold


8/00: Metal Mixers


5/00: Glorious Granulation


3/00: Colors of Gold


10/99: Good as Gold


9/99: Gold Trends 2000


6/98: Gold: The New Classics


5/98: Out of Time

Italian design


2/05: Gold Expressions 2005


4/04: Italian Expression

kinetic pieces


10/02: Polarium!

men's jewelry


3/04: Metal Muscles


7/02: Smart Cuffs


10/01: Gentlemen's Club


12/00: Gents' Jewelry


4/99: Two Tones for Men

nature themes


11/03: Natural Selection


10/00: AJDC Design Project 2000


1/00: Nature as Inspiration


7/98: Walk with the Animals


6/98: Mystical Creatures of the Sea


5/98: Creatures and Critters


4/98: More Precious Than Nature

necklaces


6/04: Anatomy of a Luxury Sale


6/04: Off-Round Links


1/04: Chain Change-Up


8/03: Down to the Wire


5/03: Chain Reaction


12/02: Convertibles Transform Market


3/02: Time for Links


1/02: Lassoing Lariats


7/01: Cascading Metal

patriotic designs


3/02: From the Heart of America


1/02: Patriotic Jewelry Marches On


12/01: The Industry Shows its Colors


11/01: Patriotic Jewelry Sales Soar

palladium


4/99: Pursuing Palladium

pendants


1/04: Chain Change-Up


2/03: New Meaning


1/99: Sentimental Journey


8/98: Transformers


/: Sliding into Versatility

photo imaging


12/99: High-Tech Imaging

platinum


5/04: Platinum's Striking Beauty


3/04: Platinum Honored


8/03: Platinum's Fresh Start


7/03: High Caliber


1/03: Pure Beauty


8/02: Platinum: Back to Basics


2/02: Platinum's Best


6/01: Platinum Made Simple


2/01: Innovations in Platinum


6/00: Simply Platinum


2/00: Perfect in Platinum


6/99: Perfectly Platinum


2/99: 1999 Platinum Honors Winners


9/98: Platinum Time


8/98: Platinum Grows Up


2/98: Platinum Honors at AGTA

precious metal clay (PMC)


12/98: Court Customers with Clay

religious themes


9/00: The Power of Symbols


12/98: Symbols of Faith

reproductions and retro designs


5/04: Golden Oldies

rings, adjustable-shank


12/99: Adjust-O-Matic


1/99: The Ring That Fits Forever


10/98: Fits Like a Glove

silver, sterling


10/04: Shining in Silver


9/04: Frederick Goldman Styles Silver


9/04: Saul Bell Awards Honor Innovation


9/04: Sterling Standard


3/04: Industrial Strength


9/03: White Heat


4/03: Sterling Style


9/02: Sterling Success


4/02: Best-Selling Sterling


12/01: Silver Lining


4/01: Silver Prospecting


11/00: The Best in Sterling


8/00: Metal Mixers


4/00: Aging Gracefully


4/00: Stellar Sterling


6/99: Sterling Gems


3/99: Sterling Sellers


4/98: Silver Spring

steel, stainless


10/04: Alternative Metals


3/04: Industrial Strength


10/03: The Other White Metals


10/02: Multi-Tasking Metals

tableware


11/99: Platinum Hits the Table


10/99: Tops of the Tables

texture, shape and color


9/04: Emboldened Gold


9/04: Freshen Up Your Gold Jewelry Counter


4/04: Auarafin Debuts Soft Gold (TM)


4/04: Romantic Couple


6/03: Enmeshed Metal


3/03: Surface Interest


12/02: Free Form


11/02: Revolution of the Square


8/02: A Hard Hobbit to Break


6/02: Mixed Bag


9/01: Winning Combinations


12/00: Rubber Soul


10/00: Metal Fold


8/00: Metal Mixers


1/00: Sensuous Curves


12/99: Scratching the Surfaceq


11/99: Breathing Room


9/99: Mixing Metal


8/99: Metal Motifs to Watch in Jewelry Design


7/99: Textile Textures


1/99: The Other Precious Stones


3/98: Feel the Metal

titanium


10/04: Alternative Metals


10/04: Spotlight on Titanium


10/03: Spectore Plans Designer Titanium Lines


10/03: The Other White Metals


10/02: Multi-Tasking Metals

tungsten


10/04: Alternative Metals

whimsical designs


4/03: AJDC Plays Peekaboo


2/00: Wild Whimsy

writing instruments


4/99: Pen Pals

Tungsten carbide

10/03: The Hard Metal Niche

White gold

5/05: White Gold Whiteness Index Introduced

2/05: White Gold Mine

4/04: Task Force Defines White Gold

9/03: Defining White Gold

11/98: At PJS, White is Right

11/98: CIBJO to Define White Gold

Writing instruments

1/01: Writing Instruments for Culture Vultures

10/99: Pampering the Mind

4/99: Pen Pals

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