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Custom Jewelry Design Process

Marc Choyt | Jun 27, 2018 | Makers World
When you envision this piece of custom jewelry, what do you see? Is it a fully fleshed-out idea, or a vague image shimmering on the horizon? Take your time with it. Remember the intimate symbolism of jewelry.

Paving the Way for Women in the Gem Industry, Thank You Auntie Shamsa

Jess Gantos | Apr 27, 2018 | Makers World
It has not been common for women to be miners in Tanzania, but there has been an increase of women miners over the years. Yet, still not as many as male miners.

Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Mar 31, 2016 | Makers World
Reusing gold to make a new ring is very possible and has certain design requirements. At Reflective Images Jewelry, we fabricate custom wedding rings by hand and we commonly fuse different types of precious metals together. Recasting old metal, however, can pose difficult challenges due to the fickle unpredictable nature of heat interacting with precious metals and their unknown alloys.

Can You Replace That Design You Made Years Ago?

Marc Choyt | Feb 25, 2016 | Makers World
Replacing a single earring can most definitely be done. Whether it involves custom work or not depends on if we still have the parts on hand, or we would need to make the piece(s). The other variable is the gemstone. One of a kind gems are almost impossible to replace, note "One of a Kind", but we can always hunt for one that resembles the previous one.


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