Rose Engines

Hi Orchidinites,

It’s been awhile, but I thought I’d stop in to mention the

Awhile back some Orchid members were inquiring about antique rose
engines and their production techniques. These were the types of
machines used in the 18th and 19th Centuries to produce some of the
great works of art by Tiffany, Faberge, Cartier, VanCleef Arpels as
well as European royalty. If you are still interested, you can read
about these machines in the May 2004 Lapidary Journal.

Steve Green
Briolettes and Ultrasonic Drilling
Rough and Ready Gems