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Features and Articles

The 2006 Jewelry Arts Awards Winners
See the winning entries of our 2006 jewelry design competition.

Frederick H. PoughIn Memoriam: Frederick H. Pough (1906-2006)
Read some stories from our Archives by and about Frederick H. Pough

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News & Notices - Find jewelry and gem exhibits, contest deadlines, new announcements, conferences, and more...

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Ultimate Showcase
NEW! Check out our special Ultimate Showcase for exciting new developments in products and equipment! A special section from Lapidary Journal, Step By Step Beads, and Step By Step Wire Jewelry.

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Our Fee Mining section is a handy directory of mines and quarries for the mineral collector or curious prospector. Or browse our Rock Shop Directory for local gem and mineral shops.

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Jewelry, Gem and Bead News, Events and Shows

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News & Notices keeps you up-to-date with the latest goings-on in the jewelry, gem, bead and crafts world.

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Helpful Jewelry, Bead, Lapidary and Mineral Resources

Helpful information to get you more involved in the field is located in this section. Find Schools & Classes, Visit Museums, Join a Lapidary or Mineral Club, Find a nearby Bead Society, Read Book and Video Reviews, etc.

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