Learning Center

Jewelry Making Tools

Learn about the tools used in the settings and other metal components of gemstone jewelry.

What are Jeweler’s Bench Pins?

Jewelry makers use bench pins to steady their hands, tools, and pieces for intricate work. Learn which type of bench pin will best meet your needs.…

Bench Vise

If you need both hands to work, then you need a bench vise for your jewelry making needs.

Ring Clamp

Ring clamps are essential holders for polishing jewelry and mounting gems. We explain them and tell you where to purchase the top models.


Sanding is an important step in making jewelry. Be sure you know about and purchase the correct sandpaper.

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• Discover the 17 practical steps to gemstone identification (even if you’re just getting started with gemology)

• Learn how you can use specific tools to gather data, make observations & arrive at an accurate ID

• Explore a range of gemological tests… not only will you get familiar with the process but also time-saving shortcuts!