[Welcome] New Members for May 22, 2012

Orchid Circulation: 13,000 members!

Please welcome our newest members…

Jennifer Farnes
Monument, CO. USA

Master Faceter

Joanne Kibata
Paranaque City, Manila. Philippines

Hi! I am a self-taught jewelry designer for the brand J. Pedreria
and ClassicSparklers. As a lawyer by profession, jewelry making is
my form of relaxation where I can express my creativity. The
ClassicSparklers brand is artisan-crafted handmade jewelry using 14k
rolled gold and semi-precious gem stones and South Sea shell pearls.
The designs are mostly inspired by the rococo period, scrolls, and

Christie Apperwhite
El Segundo, CA. USA

Hello my name is Christie. I am in the process of revamping my
business. I had originally tried to sell other people’s products,
now I am learning how to make jewelry in hopes of selling my own
products. I am also in the process of creating a new website and
company identity. I find this site very informative and helpful. I
received the Accredited Jewelry Professional certificate from GIA,
but want to continue my education because I really enjoy designing
and manufacturing. I would also like to learn how to cut stones from
the rough. I have some designs in my head but I’m not finding the s
tones I want to use already cut in the shape that would most
compliment my design.

Vitto Man
Gem-expert co
LA, California. USA

I am a Gemologist and Jewellery Specialist. Exploring and sharing my
knowledge about jewelry world is my passion! I’ve been working with
Tucson gem Shows and extensively involved with traditional and
online jewellery auctions, pawnbrokers/estate jewelers, wholesaling
of mineral specimens, and jewellery retail, including unique luxury
boutiques and fast-paced volume stores.