Jewel School Weekly with Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Jewelry Making

Jewel School Weekly with Dale “Cougar” Armst…

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Jewel School Program Monday Sept 29, from 10am-noon (EST)- Flying in from California for this week’s show, Guest Artist Sandra Younger certainly brings ‘Cool’ to Jewel School, every time she visits! A major expert in the art of knot tying knots into patterns, aka macramé, Sandra invented the Knotty do-it-all boards so she could make her […]

Gem Journey:  Sights and Sounds of Jaipur
Travel

Gem Journey: Sights and Sounds of Jaipur

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After investing several days in meetings and product development, and returning from a trip to Agra, we decided to move out and about to see some sights and meet some people around the area.  Several destinations awaited us –  a trip north of Jaipur to the older city of Amber (also spelled “Amer”), the former […]

Gem Journey:  Inspiration of the Taj Mahal
Travel

Gem Journey: Inspiration of the Taj Mahal

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No visit to Jaipur is complete without a side trip to the inspirational Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal inspires people for many reasons.  Built by a Mughal emperor as a mausoleum in memory of his wife, this magnificent expression of love is arguably unsurpassed in architectural genius.  The style is described as the best of […]

Gem Journey: Building Relationships in India
Travel

Gem Journey: Building Relationships in India

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After a busy morning in the Artisan of India workshops, we traveled to other shops in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Jaipur to visit stone cutting facilities and other jewelry makers.  Businesses operating in a SEZ enjoy tax breaks and other benefits that save costs and thus directly benefit our customers.  We enjoyed seeing […]

Jewel School Weekly with Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
Jewelry Making

Jewel School Weekly with Dale “Cougar” Armst…

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Jewel School Program Monday Sept 22, from 10am-noon (EST)- Do you enjoy metalsmithing? Then don’t miss this week’s show when New Guest Artist Eva Sherman will be joining us! Probably best known for her intensive study of and passion for texturing and fold forming metals, Eva will share how easy it is to create cuff […]

Fall Trend: Playfall
Fashion & Trends

Fall Trend: Playfall

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I love fall. It’s my favorite time of year. There’s something about the smell of the breeze and the leaves all around that is warm and comforting. It also doesn’t hurt that college football is back in full swing and my birthday happens to be in October! In addition, I truly love fall clothes. Sweaters […]

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Welcome to JTV's Jewelry Blog! Find information on everything you ever wanted to know about jewelry and gemstones. Learn how to mix and match your favorite pieces for the perfect finishing touches or go to Jewel School and see step-by-step directions on how to make your own! We'll show you everything from behind the scenes photos and facts on your favorite gemstones to fun and easy tips to remember when choosing your jewelry. Don't just throw on any old pair of earrings. Love what you're wearing with JTV's Jewelry Blog!

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