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    You might want to check the Hallmarking Act...

    You might want to check the Hallmarking Act provisions but I think it is illegal to make any claims yourself on quality of metals. Gold, silver, platinum must be assayed and marked by a proper office...
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    Way back when I went to the Goldsmith's one day...

    Way back when I went to the Goldsmith's one day tutorial day on hallmarking. Talking to the actual assayers their number one hate was tiny zip lock bags with one item in each. time wasting fiddling....
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    Or flouride even? Of more interest to Bake Off?

    Or flouride even? Of more interest to Bake Off?
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    I do not want to buy any, but as a general...

    I do not want to buy any, but as a general business hint..it would be a good idea to say what gemstones...
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    Yes, it is a good feeling to know you will indeed...

    Yes, it is a good feeling to know you will indeed be 'making your mark'
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    Yes, videos are popular.

    Yes, videos are popular.
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    The days of any old website being the key to pots...

    The days of any old website being the key to pots of dosh are very long gone. Now it takes a lot of hard work. I closed my etsy and amazon sales portals and my ebay one is down to one regular selling...
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    Love it. There's a whole collection to follow I...

    Love it. There's a whole collection to follow I hope.
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    It should certainly outlast me then, because I am...

    It should certainly outlast me then, because I am nominally retired already (though working harder than ever in reality!)
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    When I ask for advice or recommends and people...

    When I ask for advice or recommends and people who I know who know what they are talking about give me a recommend or advice, I take it (we've all had customers who ask everyone and then ignore you...
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    Hi Dennis I've bought it, so now if I hate it, I...

    Hi Dennis
    I've bought it, so now if I hate it, I will blame you. Otherwise (and if I love it) thank you
    Website is annoying in that it adds vat at checkout. I thought that had rightly died out...
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    Can't find any on sale ..company website says...

    Can't find any on sale ..company website says sold out! (of most things, extraordinary!) There do seem to be a lot of rock tumblers - are they what people use?
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    Thanks George. not that one then

    Thanks George. not that one then
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    Thanks to both of you. My leaky one was rubber,...

    Thanks to both of you. My leaky one was rubber, with vanes but had a lid which just fitted with a flange, so any shot getting in under the lip immediately opened the sluices.
    What do you think of...
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    Polishing tumbler

    My old leaky tumbler is going to be converted to a walnut shell pearl polisher, so I am in the market for a decent tumble polisher..recommendations? After faffing around with mr leaky for years I...
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    If you want to be sure, as opposed to having a...

    If you want to be sure, as opposed to having a GIA type certification then only buy from reputable sources.
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    Much straightforward sterling silver is recycled...

    Much straightforward sterling silver is recycled anyway. It just happens without fuss.
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    I think I'll bide in silence then, thanks Denis...

    I think I'll bide in silence then, thanks Denis and Peter
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    Thanks Dennis, but that is empirical, I was...

    Thanks Dennis, but that is empirical, I was hoping for academic and scientific.
    Someone is insisting on another forum that what is plainly copper is tarnished gold...
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    does gold tarnish

    Does anyone have any authoritative info on whether gold (various carats) tarnishes, and if so, how?
  21. Most gel superglue tubes have a nozzle which...

    Most gel superglue tubes have a nozzle which works fine, but use about half as much glue as you think you need. The cup should be well under the diameter of the bead. (In the case of cheap gold cups...
  22. The size of the post is standard, because it has...

    The size of the post is standard, because it has to fit someone's piercing. Even a mm larger can be surprisingly painful.
    Or do you mean the size of a cup for a pearl, for example?
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    End of the bit left in?

    End of the bit left in?
  24. If you'd like to post a pic of the setting I...

    If you'd like to post a pic of the setting I could perhaps advise further.
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    Ace - and Stephen is really good at answering...

    Ace - and Stephen is really good at answering questions (it helps to have the book of course!) if you need guidance. Check his website and insta
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