Andrew Pitcairn is a Master Goldsmith, sharing with us 43 years of knowledge and observation.
Andrew and Neil Pola join us this episode, talking about masters and mentors.
We review 2017 and how the trade is changing including crypto-gems, automated lasers and Paris Hilton.
Joined by seasoned jeweller David Hollanders of Wild Trout Jewellery and our resident jeweller Neil Pola.
Laura Brehaut and Katherine Kovacs from the Melbourne branch of the Gemmological Association of Australia give a detailed starter lesson on gemmology and their work at the GAA.
Find out about the GAA courses and activities in the industry at www.gem.org.au
This month we talk to Robyn Wernicke of Small Space Jewellery and Kirra-Lea Caynes of Kirra Lea Jewellery to understand creativity and processes in contemporary jewellery.
We talk to Tim Peel, President of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and former keeper of the punches and hallmarking encyclopaedia, Kevin Hitchins about best practice of marking jewellery in Australia.
More information at www.gsga.org.au
Listen to their vast knowledge of Australian Sapphires, you are sure to learn something new.
This month we talk to Neil Pola of Pola Jewellers and Steve Adair of Combined Jewellery Services about how we buy and use tools in our jobs as jewellers.
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