Due to this ongoing recession we are all in, my needs as a diamond
setter have been greatly reduced. I am now bowing out of this
profession for the past 50 years and seeking other avenues of income.
I have come to know many of you through these many years on Orchid.
I am even selling off of my 1,000 unused setting burs, my 2,200
synthetic stones. Not too mention my 30 carats of genuine stones and
diamonds. Many of my diamond setting essays are now in the archives
of Orchid and with the"Bench" magazines.
I have come and met many of you through my in-shop training sessions
during the past 10 years…but this too, must cease. I have been
thinking of this move during the past 6 months, and I must make a
Some of the large jewellery companies in Toronto are “going the way
of the Albatross”. Trade shops are merging or just closing their
doors. Local made jewellery is a now a thing of the past, pity!
I saw this coming about 6+ years ago, but was totally ignored and
ridiculed on other jewellery channels. Some of my peers are now
seeking any avenue to maintain their moderate lifestyle. I am not
disappointed one iota, I think of all the great friends I have made.
Orchid is one heck of a great meeting place. I owe my sincerest
thanks to Hanuman and his staff for everything…hugz!
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