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[Welcome] New Members for June 27, 2012

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Please welcome our newest members…

John R. Seeley
Belton, USA

hello Im john.and I am trying to learn the fine art of hand
engraving. My main goal it to cut names in silver or gold rings and
then fill the name with torch fired enamel. I dont want to get a
kiln and the expense of that so Im hoping someone will be able to
guide me in the right direction for both needed supplies and HOW
TOO… Looking forward to hearing from a lot of you… Thanks

Arthur Skuratowicz
Jewelry Training Center Inc.
Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA

I am the director of education/senior instructor at the Jewelry
Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. We teach courses ranging
from 1 to 24 weeks. The topics we teach are: jewelry fabrication,
stones setting, jewelry repair, hand engraving, bead setting & pave’
retail pricing, labor costing, gemology, jewelry appraisal and
jewelry design.

I’ve been working in the jewelry business since 1980. I learned
jewelry manufacturing and gemology from my Father and Grandfather.
My grandfather learned watchmaking and jewelry manufacturing in
Europe, My Father and I learned in the USA. Essentially I grew up in
the back of a jewelry store.

I received my GJ (GIA) in 1988, my GG (GIA) in 1989. I ended up
teaching at GIA (Santa Monica, CA) from 1989 to 1995. I taught
Gemology and jewelry Manufacturing. I later worked for GIA under
contract in New York 1999 to 2006. There I taught Jewelry
Manufacturing and Jewelry Design.