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2017-02-11 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Quartz crystal and sphatik:

Mineralogically speaking, Quartz and Spatik (Short for Spartikam) are the same thing, silicon oxide or SiO2. Spartikam is the name for Quartz in prominent Indian languages and is a sacred stone in the

2017-02-05 Jewelry Making - Value of grandmother pendant:

sorry for the delayed response, I answered this once but it seemed to get lost in cyberspace.  The photos are nice, but even if they are genuine unless you have a famous close table family and can authenticate

2017-02-03 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Reversable,White and Yellow solid gold Omega necklace:

Hi, Robert,    As long as you purchase a higher quality necklace, all will be fine.  If vermeil or plated sterling silver, yes, in time yellow will wear away.  If gold and quality marked 10k, 14k or 18k

2017-01-26 Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals - Tin deposit:

Hi Waqar,    Tin is a silver-gray metal. It is one of the famous metals used during the Bronze age, where it was mixed with Copper to make Bronze. Use of tin started as early as 3000 BC. Pure tin is believed

2017-01-24 Jewelry Making - solder inhibitor:

yes they can be.  If you are looking for a good inhibitor I recommend using Yellow ocor as a paste.  If you want to protect a stone, I recommend removing & resetting, or lots of practice with a h2O or


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