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Why is jade so expensive now a days?
20 Apr 2014

Good quality jade with that deep green color has just about disappeared and if you find it the price will be pretty high! It has been coveted for a long time and there just running out.

Lots of dyed jade out there but for me it's just not the same! But im amazed people are paying much higher prices for jade jewelry these days.

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What is the best type of mandrel to use? wood, steel, round, oval?
19 Apr 2014

When it comes to hammering jewelry I like it on steel not wood. I know wood is cheaper but i dont like the results.

If you make a cuff bracelet round is fine

If you are making a normal bracelet with a hook and catch I like the oval bracelet because the human wrist is oval not round.

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What sell better, imitation gems or real gem jewelry?
18 Apr 2014

We sell both when were on the road and I can tell you both sell pretty good. The sale really depends on the presentation. People feel very connected to there chosen gemstone and if you treat it shabby they won't buy.

Use the wrong terms they won't buy

Don't know much about it they won't buy

But most importantly you need to separate the cost of the stone and the cost to put it in a setting. This way they understand big is more. Gold is more etc etc. We have hundreds of articles on selling your work in the bootcamp.

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I am looking for craft shows and other shows in the north east anything?
17 Apr 2014

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I want to be a gemologist what do you think?
16 Apr 2014

Take two aspirins and call me in the morning!

Just kidding! It is a very hard or almost impossible time to do that for a living. It's one of the few tings that people just don't have to have right now. But if you love it do it and you probably will succeed at it. Go here for more info about GIA

Here is info on the GIA courses

http://www.gia.edu/gem-education/distance?gclid=CP_a-NCw1r0CFchQ7AodbxUAIA

Here is a list of universities that offer courses and you can do it on line: http://www.ask.com/web?am=broad&q=gemology schools online&an=google_s&askid=81c1c21b-70be-4ead-ae11-46a1d441c7e6-0-us_gsb&kv=sdb&gc=0&dqi=gemology degree&qsrc=999&ad=semD&o=11484&l=dir&clid=&af=&_=1

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Are your retail jewelry sales ok? I don't mean supplies but real jewelry?
15 Apr 2014

Yes they are good! I know it's amazing but let me tell you how that happens.

#1. Im working twice as hard this year as last year

#2. Im woking more on my website to keep up with competitors (not easy)

#4. Im making more deals and giving more discounts to stay in business

#5. Im doing new forms of marketing and P.R to stay alive

#6. Im looking at any related channel to my jewelry making to stay in business and add some extra revenue.

BUT hey! Ain't that what you are supposed to do in hard times? And yes it is hard times for jewelry makers and it will separate the wheat from the shaff. If you are not totally dedicated with what you are doing you may not make it. To go thru this time in history you are going to work harder and make less. And if it's just about money and only money this will not be the trade to be in.

It is my thoughts when all this is over (if it's ever over) about 50% o all jewelry makers will give up. That may not be a popular statement but it's a true one.

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