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Things aren’t always what they seem to be. So I am a big believer in destruction testing, especially with pearls. Secure test a pearl to a bench block with clear plastic tape so you can see it.
Place on a sturdy surface, such as a stump. Put on safety glasses and strike the pearl with a fairly light hammer.  Then examine the layers through a lens.

Looking for the solder seam on a ring you are repairing? Have no fear! This simple trick from Wayne Werner will help you find it in no time!

Stone setting got you stressed?  Here is a great trick from Lindsay Mis that will have you setting stones with ease and with good smells!