welcome to orchid, you will find what you are looking for.
i've taken a few classes from ed and so has my assistant,we call
him 'master ed', but he doesn't like that handle very much. ed
can discuss any jewelry topic fluently. he is an extremely
talented and exceptional jeweler. he has my highest regard and in
my opinion, is a master. i've never seen the video but i couldn't
imagine ed doing something without doing a great job. if you have
a chance to take a class from this guy, don't miss it!
i own two of alans' video projects. the box and the emerald cut
amethyst ring project. he also communicates well and is very
thorough. he will give you several options of what one may do in
a situation, selects one, and tells you why. most informative and
really professional production.
i'm not on either of these guys' payroll.