Carrie PITTSBURGH (my home town) has a great gem and mineral
collection at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland. There are some custom
jewelry design shops located in the Shadyside area which is about 2
miles from the museum. Downtown the jewelry trade is located in The
Clarke Bldg. about 6 floors of them.
PHILADELPHIA has a nice jewelry district behind Independence Hall
it's all in one block named Sansom St. Also some great schools to
visit that have Metal work departments. Olaf Scoffers (sp?) was head
of the Jewelry dept. way back then. I graduated Philadelphia College
of Art ' 76' now named University of the Arts (I think) and is
located on S. Broad St. near Spruce.
Have fun and report back to us what you come across.
Lake Worth (Palm Beach), Florida