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Finding good suppliers of tools


#1

I have recently moved to Pittsburgh from the UK and want to get back
into making jewelry. I want to find good suppliers of tools and
equipment, polishing motor, tumbler and bullion. The bullion I would
need to able to buy in small amounts.

Ian


#2

Ian,

Being from Pennsylvania myself (but greeting you from Myrtle Beach
at the moment) I’d recommend the UK over Pittsburgh ! :wink: But anyway

  • try Contenti in Rhode Island. Huge stock, everything is usually in
    stock, and two-day ground shipping to PA addresses (OK - maybe three
    to Pittsburgh, I don’t know). Check them out at www.contenti.com
    (http://www.contenti.com). I think they’re Orchid supporters too.
    Very nice people to boot.

Best Regards,
Brian Corll
Vassar Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA


#3

Ian;

I hope I am doing this right. Four sources are:

Rio Grande
Santa Fe Jewelry Supply
Otto Frei Quality Jewelry supply
Gesswein

I have used the first two because they are closer to me, cheaper
shipping. I have been very happy with their service. They answer all
questions, Ship same day as long as the order is placed before 4:00
pm Mountain time.

I have not used Otto Frei or Gesswein but from what I hear they are
also very reputable suppliers. You can find them and thousands more
with a Google search for Jewelry Supply

Hope this helps. BTW I also sent you a very similar message direct
to your e-mail before I figured out how to do it from here.

John Sexton ( Jack )
Omni Crafts


#4

Hey I am in Pittsburgh I think it is way better than the UK ;p lol
well CHEAPER Anyway and better than Phillie any day super :stuck_out_tongue:

Teri
Silver & Cameo Heritage Jewelry
www.corneliusspick.com


#5

I really like Frei and Borel in California. If you order enough
stuff, they will give you a discount. If you sent up an account and
pay within 15 days you can get a discount. they are really nice and
easy to deal with. I have even gotten free shipping but I bought
several $1000’s of equipment at the time. They also sell findings
check them out.

Dennis


#6

Thanks for the reply. I have looked at Contenti but as with a lot of
other sites they do not seem to supply gold & silver (unless I am
missing it) and this is what I will need most. I am going to try Rio
Grande.

Regards
Ian Haigh


#7

here are a couple of refiner/suppliers web sites.

http://metalliferous.com
http://unitedpmr.com
http://hauserandmiller.com
http://dhfco.com

This ones local store in the detroit area has Silver don’t know
about gold.

http://www.armstrongtool.com

Hope this helps you find your metal supplier.

glen, been there done that!


#8

My silver from Metalliferous tarnishes very quickly. When I went to
another jeweler, they asked if it was, in fact, real silver. Has
anyone else had this problem? The other silver items that I have do
not seem to tarnish as quickly.


#9

No, I haven’t had that problem with silver from Metalliferous.
However, I’ve only purchased small items such as ear posts & nuts and
jump rings. They haven’t tarnished.