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Platinum Workshop


#1

My thanks to Alan Revere, The Revere Academy, and Jurgen Maerz
for having such a great workshop on platinum fabrication.I have
been a jeweler and worked on platinum for several years, and was
quite impressed at how much I learned over the weekend. Very
thorough,tecnical,and informative, without being boring.I
especially like the hands on approach and enjoy networking with
several talented and knowledgeable jewelers. Thanks again. Don
Wollwage


#2

Just my .02 for anyone looking to aquire the platinum skills
that seem to become more indispensible every day. Last summer,
the company I work for brought Jurgen Maerz (Director of
Technical Education, Platinum Guild Int’l.)(hope I got that title
right) to one of our stores for an all day seminar. Jurgen worked
with 5 of us, only one of whom had any platinum skills at all and
within the day had given us all better than the basics. He took
the mystery out of the metal and had us applying our
goldsmithing skills to the special requirements of platinum.
After some great lectures and demonstrations, all of us were
producing properly made projects finished with that liquid lustre
by the end of the day.

Jurgen was LOTS of fun at the bench. I can’t think of a day on
this job that I’d learned more or enjoyed better. If you can’t
get to a seminar with Jurgen, you may want to give a call to
Platinum Guild Int’l and request a copy of his ‘Fearless Platinum
Repairs’ paper. You can also get in touch through them with the
man himself. He’s available to answer tech questions.

-Jane


#3
My thanks to Alan Revere, The Revere Academy, and Jurgen Maerz
for having such a great workshop on platinum fabrication.I have
been a jeweler and worked on platinum for several years, and was
quite impressed at how much I learned over the weekend. Very
thorough,tecnical,and informative, without being boring.I
especially like the hands on approach and enjoy networking with
several talented and knowledgeable jewelers. Thanks again. Don
Wollwage

Thank you for your kind words Don. It is always a pleasure to
meet a great group of people, who are willing to learn and also
willing to share. It was very rewarding for me to be able to
teach this workshop and I enjoyed it tremendously.I would like to
take this opportunity to thank Alan Revere for giving me the
opportunity to teach this class in his wonderful academy. Stay in
touch, there are many more things to come.

On September 27, PGI and MJSA will present the first annual
Platinum Day Symposium on the Westcoast. It will be held at the
Regal Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A. Experts from the industry
are going to present papers on the platinum manufacturing
process. I will post a detailed program in the next few days.
Meanwhile, to register, call MJSA at 1-800 444-MJSA or call
Platinum Guild for more at 949 760-8279

Have a platinum day
PLATINUM GUILD INTERNATIONAL USA
Jurgen J. Maerz
Manager of Technical Education
JA Certifies Master Bench Jeweler


#4

Hello Jane, I just took a in a seminar with Jurgn. It was put
on by Stebgo Metals out of St. Paul Mn. We did not get any bench
time, but he took allot of the mastery out platinum for me. He is
a Orchid subscriber. So just ask and he will help us with with
most platinum questions. winter is coming True