WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter -- AKA Boomer Sez:
Our Spokesdog: If an insurance company can have a gecko, we have decided that we can have a spokesdog. Boomer, shown at right, is our spokesdog.
Vendor in Malaysia Selling WigJig Jewelry Tools:
We have a new vendor in Malaysia who has elected to carry our WigJig tools. They are the Rissareen Craft Gallery in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. You can contact Nole at the Rissareen Craft Gallery via e-mail at email@example.com. Please see the picture at left for just one example of how Nole has combined wire working using a WigJig tool with flower beads and other beads.
You can view the complete contact information for the Rissareen Craft Gallery here.
Birthstone for April: The birthstone for April is the diamond. We have a lot of good information on diamonds that is too detailed to include in our newsletter. Please select here to view our information on diamonds. For many reasons there is more interesting information available on diamonds than on any other gemstone.
While we don't sell diamonds, we do sell white cubic zirconia (CZs) that are visually so close to a diamond in appearance that most jeweler's can only differentiate a CZ from a diamond because a CZ won't have the inclusions and minor imperfections that are present in almost all mined diamonds. We also have information on cubic zirconia here.
Is a Diamond Really Forever? We have written an article in Squidoo entitled "Is a Diamond Really Forever?" Please select here to view that article on the future of making jewelry with diamonds. We propose that because man-made gemstones are becoming so readily available in such high quality and at such reasonable prices, that it is only a matter of time until man-made gemstones are more fully accepted. At that time, we believe that the price for mined gemstones will stop increasing. The bottom line is -- is it really worth paying more money for an inferior product just because that product came from a mine?
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington: Last week was the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. For those of you who didn't get to visit Washington this spring we have a page of pictures taken while the cherry blossoms were in bloom. You can visit these pictures by selecting the picture of the Jefferson Memorial at left, or by selecting here.
Each year is different in how the cherry trees blossom. Because it was a cold spring in Washington, this year may not have been the best year for viewing. We hope you enjoy our pictures.
Student Discount: We have a new policy on student discounts targeted on college students. We will provide a 10% discount to any student who will publish a link to our WigJig web site from their web page in their school's .edu domain. These 10% discount will remain in effect as long as the link to our web site remains active. Please send us an e-mail if you would like more information on this discount.