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Jewelry supply shops


#1

Hello everyone, I’m a “newbe” hobbyist and a list lurker…great
list! Does anyone know of a Jewelry supply store local to the
Washington DC, Northern Virgina, Maryland area? …anywhere local
to get consumables etc? I’m relying on RioGrande’s mail order
presently. While they are prompt, I get excited and want instant
gratification.

Thanks,
Rick Sullivan
Manassas, Virginia


#2
Hello everyone, I'm a "newbe" hobbyist and a list lurker....great
list! Does anyone know of a Jewelry supply store local to the
Washington DC, Northern Virgina, Maryland area? ....anywhere local
to get consumables etc? I'm relying on RioGrande's mail order
presently. While they are prompt, I get excited and want instant
gratification. 

Caldron Crafts in Catonsville, MD, has stones, lapidary supplies,
and also gives classes. Their number is 410-744-2155.

Janet Kofoed


#3

Rick, Beadazzled at Dupont Circle has lots of beads, some small cheap
tools and some silver wire and findings. They are a bit pricey so I
tend not to buy too much there. I know it’s not instant gratification
but for silver and tools metalliferous in NYC is great. Also since
they’re on the east coast it doesn’t take nearly as long to get
packages shipped via ground.

Melissa


#4
 Beadazzled at Dupont Circle has lots of beads, some small cheap
tools and some silver wire and findings. They are a bit pricey so
I tend not to buy too much there. I know it's not instant
gratification but for silver and tools metalliferous in NYC is
great. Also since they're on the east coast it doesn't take nearly
as long to get packages shipped via ground. 

Thanks for the good advice…here’s an interesting excerpt that I
got off line with the same advice. Looks like a road trip is in my
future.

  "...However, you ought to just use this as an excuse for
  frequent trips to the NYC diamond district.  Check out
  Metalliferous, for starters.  Horrible web site, great store. 
  Never managed to leave without a new tool or something, often
  used stuff at pennies on the dollar. Right across the hall
  from them is Robert Bentley Gems; he has really nice designer
  cuts at not-too-outrageous prices.  Then spend the rest of the
  day on 46th and 47th streets prowling the other supply houses.
   Take a lunch break and walk up 5th avenue a couple blocks to
  the main Cartier store and drool over their showcases -- they
  are used to it, just try not to drip on the glass...!  Last
  time I was there, they had a fabulous display of
  museum-quality canary diamonds. 

  Philly has a couple places too, on Sansome Street, but not to
  compare with New York."

#5

Well – If you’re going up to NYC – don’t forget to stop in at
Allcraft – even tho you won’t believe it – Tevel can find anything
in there and if he can’t find it, he will get it for you!!

Laura.


#6

One more must: 46th Jewelry Supply at 46 West 46 Street (between 5th
and 6th Avenues) Wonderful place for tools, tools and more tools and
supplies at really good prices. And Kenneth is a contributor to
Orchid.

For Gems and stones etc. there is Dikra Gems-56 West 46 Street At
Avenue of the Americas (which is also 6th Avenue) 212-869-6332
Tremedous selection of everything. Probably best to call ahead and
make sure they are open and available and not on vacation etc.)