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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Green Jewelry News from Christine Dhein

Christine Dhein produces the Green Jewelry News newsletter - I have been receiving it for a while now and I keep meaning to tell you about it - this seemed the appropriate time.

While we are all celebrating Earth Day we might want to take a look at how we as jewelers can green our studios and purchase goods that are more sustainable.

Each issue looks at new topics - the Earth Day issue included:
Tips from Our Readers
Responsible Jewellery Council
Successful Students Set Green Jewelry Goals
Sustainable Jewelry Raises Funds for Charity

Feature Article in ArtJewelry Magazine: Read Christine's latest article on green studio practices, Your Studio: Making Eco-Friendly Choices, in the May, 2009 issue of Art Jewelry magazine. Download a chart of 12 less toxic chemicals you can use for making jewelry.

Christine Dhein is a jewelry designer, author, and eco-educator who has been using recycled materials for over ten years.

Christine's jewelry can be purchased online at

View more work by Christine on, including her Fashion, Keum-boo and Tribal Elegance collections.

Join Christine on Crafthaus, an exciting new website connecting fine artists, studio jewelers and designers.

One of my favorite parts are her Green Links:
·Association for Responsible Mining
·Ethical Metalsmiths
·Green Jewelry Networking
·Green Jewelry Tips
·Jewelry_cycle Photos
·Less-toxic Alternatives
·Madison Dialogue

To receive this monthly newsletter, send an email with "Green Jewelry News Subscribe" as the subject.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Through My Microscope: a look inside the gemstones

Through My Microscope
by Robert James FGA, GG

The world of gemstones from a unique perspective!

We are pleased to announce the publication of a very special gemstone photography book based on the work of the ISG over the past year.
The microscopic world of gemstones is rarely seen by consumers. Through My Microscope takes you on a 110 page journey into the inner world of gemstones that only a microscope can show you, and only an expert can guide you.

From up close images of ancient bugs in amber to strange inclusions that seem out of this world, this book takes you on a tour that most never get a chance to see.
Don't miss this opportunity to travel through rare and unusual gemstones from the expert perspective of Robert James, President of the International School of Gemology.

Available in soft and hard cover editions. Take a tour of the first 15 pages and order your copy by clicking here to review this new book from the ISG: Through My Microscope

JA New York - Jewelry Tradeshow

With a combined experience of over 150 years attending the JA New York shows, these jewelry retailers know which jewelry shows work best for them. From Couture retailers and Designer boutiques to non-traditional jewelry retailers, they have all come to rely on JA New York to bring them the latest jewelry designs, talents, and international offerings available.
Click here to accept your invitation now.

In this marketplace, it’s all about location, convenience and cost. JA New York Summer Show is situated in the most convenient and accessible location for domestic and international retailers.
Over 78% of Northeast retailers surveyed said they will not travel outside of the region for their buying in 2009*

Guaranteed Lower Hotel Rates - Hotel rates in NYC have dropped almost 30% compared with 2008 rates, book now
Amazing discounts in NYC - Get exclusive entertainment discount on major New York City attractions

Over 13,000 jewelry professional and retailers are expected at the JA New York Summer Show
Cutting-edge education seminars on the latest topics to help you learn about the current economic climate and how it projects to unfold in the near future

Shop from over 1,000 exhibitors including the finest designers from the Couture Pavilion, New Designer Gallery, Designer Showcase, International Pavilions, and Inner Circle
Network with leading industry professionals at the JA New York special events, numerous networking events are available to help you excel

The "all in one" easy to shop show floor let you see the best of the best without feeling overwhelmed
Visit for more information

There’s no reason to go anywhere else other than the JA New York Show!
*JA New York Shows are TRADE ONLY EVENTS, please visit the registration page for complete guidelines.

Monday, April 20, 2009


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