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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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    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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    Learn more about the University Tool Kit

    Our University Student Jewellery Tool Kit will form the foundations of your dependable, daily arsenal that you will come to rely upon, day in, day out. We have taken the hard work out of this painstaking task by the bringing these items together for you, curriculum approved, so you have one less thing to worry […]

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    Gifts for the Jeweller who has Everything…

    A jeweller who appears to have everything they could conceivably need in terms of tools, can be a daunting prospect when it comes to gifts. But fear not, the Cooksongold range covers it all, from the sublime to the seemingly ridiculous (to some), so let me take you on a tour and let’s get some […]

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    Building A Student Jewellery Tool Kit

    Starting a degree in jewellery design? You’ll need to get set up with all the right equipment. With so many different products available, it can be tricky to decide which ones you’ll get the most use out of. That’s where we come in. We’ve provided a rundown of everything you need when building a student […]

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    Top 7 Jewellery Casting Supplies For Beginners

    ipping your toe into the world of casting? Otherwise known as “lost wax casting”, this technique dates back to the 3rd century BC and has been used across the world. The processes have of course simplified since then, so if you’re considering attempting some castings to make modern jewellery, you’ll need to make sure you […]

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