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Pier Paolo Gerardi – Who am I?

Pier Paolo Gerardi – Who am I?

WHY THE GERARDI SETTING SCHOOL WAS BORN Dear student, if you have come this far and are about to read these pages, it means that you are most likely interested in become a professional setter. Now, before I tell you my story and what led me to create the method of...

Jewelery design in antiquity

Jewelery design in antiquity

Designing jewelery is one of the first forms of decoration and has played a leading role in the history of customs since the most ancient civilisations. from the dawn, jewels have been for man objects full of meaning, propitiatory, of social identification, or simply...

Why focus on the gold sector

Why focus on the gold sector

ITALIAN GOLDSMITHING ON THE RISEFrom a recent analysis carried out by the Confindustria Moda study centre on Istat data. The Italian jewellery sector has been growing strongly for several years and has seen a sharp increase in exports and imports, as well as...

Engagement rings

Engagement rings

The history of engagement ringsThe history of the engagement ring is rich in meaning. In fact, when you make an engagement ring you are not making a simple piece of jewellery, but a symbol that hides centuries-old legends and traditions.Let us now trace the origin of...

How to take care of your jewellery

How to take care of your jewellery

Taking care of our jewellery is very important, because although they are metal objects characterised by great resistance, they are by no means indestructible. In fact, it is essential to take care of them and give them proper maintenance to prevent them from becoming...

Drawing and creating rings most common styles and methodologies

Drawing and creating rings most common styles and methodologies

As you have no doubt already read or heard somewhere, the first ringsdiscovered date back to the ancient Egyptians who identified the circle as a symbolrelated to eternity. These were punctually worn on the left ring finger because of abecause of a close connection...

Designing Earrings – Most Common Styles

Designing Earrings – Most Common Styles

DESIGNING EARRINGS - MOST COMMON STYLESEarrings are very ancient personal decoration accessories and few are aware that they originated as a male accessory. In ancient Egypt, this necklace was used by men to indicate high social status. Nowadays, the earring is an...

What is Welding

What is Welding

WHAT IS WELDING?Welding refers to the joining of two or more metal parts in order to obtain a single strong and stable body, through the preparation of an alloy whose melting point is lower than the melting point of the alloy of the object to be welded, and which...

How do you create solder for silver?

How do you create solder for silver?

HOW IS SILVER SOLDERING CREATED? Let's quickly see what is meant by soldering: By soldering we mean the joining of two or more metal parts in order to obtain a single, strong body. In this case we do this by preparing an alloy whose melting point is lower than the...

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