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Why Are Swiss Watches So Great?

Whether it’s followed by the words “bank account,” “army knife,” or “cheese,” many of us have positive associations linked with brands and products related to Switzerland. Whether or not these products were even manufactured in Switzerland is often beside the point – we just enjoy something that says “Swiss” on it.

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Melting Down Jewelry At Home

Warning: If you have never worked with jewelry, particularly melting down jewelry and precious metals, then don’t use this article as your “qualifications” to begin now. Melting down jewelry takes skill for working with metals, and you should consult a professional, as well as the local ordinances and laws in your area, before attempting to […]

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How Silver Becomes Silverware

Many of us take silver for granted. After all, it is more plentiful than gold, and doesn’t quite seem to have that same, special shine that we’re so attuned to. We’re simply more used to seeing silver around, and even eating with it in our silverware, and we don’t realize how difficult it might be […]

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How Are Earrings Made?

You’ve snapped them to your earlobe. You’ve gushed when you opened a gift box and saw two little pearls resting comfortably inside. You’ve admired them when you see them brilliantly displayed in TV commercials, or in the windows of a jeweler at a shopping mall. Heck, you’ve even had a couple of holes punched in […]

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