Buying Guides

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    Essential Jewellery Polishing Tools

    I always say polishing and the tools for polishing is a bit like your favorite pair of jeans, you tend to wear them as much as you can and sometimes even buy the same pair (well in my case I do) And that is very much the case for me with my polishing tools, after […]

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    Extraction & PPE When Polishing

    As you polish a piece of jewellery using a pendant motor or polishing motor, dust and particles are created and these are released into the air – creating a potential health problem. You will also end up with a messy workshop. In this blog I’m looking at the ways that this can be reduced. There […]

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    Professional Tools Focus: Tronex

    Tronex Technology Inc. was founded in 1982 in Napa, California and has since gone on to become a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision hand cutting tools and pliers. Located near to Silicon Valley, Tronex initially started out supplying precision tools to the electronics industry. Over time their customer base has grown, […]

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    Gold Filled Jewellery

    Gold Filled Pineapple Pattern Curved Tube Beads Pack of 10 20×1.5mm (N1Q 250X), Gold Filled 50mm Endless Hoop Earring (N1J 0504) and Gold-Filled Lobster Clasp Open Jump Ring 12mm (N1F L12) The term ‘gold-filled’ can cause a lot of confusion as there are simply so many different descriptions out there to define what is essentially […]

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    Choosing the right Kiln for you

    There are a number of Prometheus Kilns on the market, but what are the main differences between them? We investigated, and reported our findings below.     Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro-1 With Digital Controller Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1-prg Programmable with Timer Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1- prg Preset For Metal Clay Prometheus Kiln Pro-7-prg-bd Programmable With […]

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    What Is Rose Gold and Why Is It So Popular?

    Rose gold has enjoyed a phenomenal increase in popularity over the past few years. It has gone from rather an unfashionable colour choice (more popular in Italy and other European countries) to a classic in both accessories and home interiors, and shows no signs of disappearing any time soon. Here, we’ll answer the big questions: […]

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    Top 5 Jewellery Display Stand Ideas For Small Shop Displays

    Although most jewellery stores have shut up shop, now is the perfect time to think about your brand, and your business’ image. Specifically, jewellery shop display stands. We’ll delve into the different types of stands for specific types of jewellery and stands made from a range of materials – from wood to Ice Grip. Discover […]

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    Review: Vallorbe Files

    When it comes to tools, quality will always outshine the competition and Vallorbe is one of those brands which stands head and shoulders above everybody else time after time. You always know when you have a Vallorbe product in your hand because quite simply it does what it is meant to do, and as many […]

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    Brand Focus: Dremel

    Dremel is one of the more widely recognised brand of jewellery tools stocked here at Cooksongold, as they are well known for their rotary drills and accessories which can perform a wide variety of jewellery making tasks. Dremel produced their first rotary drill in 1934, and today still produce one of the widest ranges of […]

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    Your Guide To the Knew Concepts Tools Range

    Looking to invest in some essential, new jewellery tools for your bench? If you’re looking to replace your usual bench setup and would like to upgrade, the latest additions to the Knew Concepts tools range could be worth the investment. With clever upgrades to your workbench set up including magnetic bench clamps and sawing bench […]

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    A Guide to the GreenLion Saw Frame

    The story behind the GreenLion jeweller’s saw frame is both fascinating and unusual, and a true example of entrepreneurial spirit at its best. Its designer is a man called BJ Johnson, otherwise known as Soba One, who is the owner and featured artist of GreenLion Tattoo Studios based in Michigan, USA. Having trained as a […]

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