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Podcast: Responsibly Sourcing Colored Gemstones with Eric Braunwart
April 1st, 2022

Responsibly Sourcing ColoredGemstones with Eric Braunwart Airdate: April 4, 2022 No official certifications currently exist for responsibly sourced colored stones—so Eric Braunwart, president of Columbia Gem House, created his own system to provide his customers with the origin story of each gem. In this podcast, Braunwart—a longtime leader in responsible practices—tells hisown story in selling colored […]

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Podcast: Tips for Buying, Selling, & Marketing Lab-Grown Diamonds with Rob Bates
February 7th, 2022

Tips for Buying, Selling, & Marketing Lab-Grown Diamonds with Rob Bates Airdate: February 11, 2022 The market for lab-grown diamonds continues to grow, prices continue to drop, and growers are working around the clock to meet demand. In this episode, JCK News Director Rob Bates explores what buyers and sellers should consider regarding lab-grown diamonds, including […]

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Podcast: Tips for Working with Gemstones
January 18th, 2022

Tips for Working with Gemstones with Joel McFadden Airdate: January 18, 2022 Breaking or damaging a gemstone is every stone setter’s worst nightmare. In this podcast, jeweler Joel McFadden, a renowned setter and frequent contributor to MJSA Journal, shares insights and techniques that can keep a gemstone intact and securely set—and a customer happy. Watch Video • Listen […]

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Podcast: 5 Favorite Tools with Michelle Pajak-Reynolds
November 10th, 2021

5 Favorite Tools with Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Airdate: November 9, 2021 Jewelry artist Michelle Pajak-Reynolds handcrafts small collections of one-of-a-kind designs featuring unique gemstones, pearls, and ethically sourced precious metals. In this episide, she shares her five favorite tools and describes the impact each has had on her productivity and creativity while at the bench. Watch Video • Listen […]

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Podcast: 5 Tips for Sourcing Responsibly
October 26th, 2021

5 Tips for Sourcing Responsibly with Christina Malle Airdate: October 12, 2021 A goldsmith, graduate gemologist, and former human rights attorney, Christina Malle is committed to sourcing responsibly. A board member of Ethical Metalsmiths, she always uses Fairmined or certified recycled gold in her work, and she always sources gems from known, reliable vendors. In this […]

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Podcast: 5 Design Inspirations
October 13th, 2021

5 Design Inspirations with Geralyn Sheridan Airdate: October 12, 2021 Founder of a family-run studio in Chico, California, goldsmith and gemologist Geralyn Sheridan creates socially responsible jewelry that incorporates natural textures, sculptural curves, and flowing movement. She draws inspiration from her everyday life as well as from the memories of her childhood, and in this […]

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