Topics for Santa Fe Symposium Announced

The 15th Annual Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology will be held May 20-23, 2001, at the Albuquerque Marriott in Albuquerque, N.M. At this non-commercial gathering of jewelry manufacturers, technology is freely shared among attendees. More than 20 industry professionals will present their current research findings while participating in discussions, answering questions, and networking with peers.

Some of the topics to be covered are: “Jewellery Design—A Meeting Between Creativity and Technology,” by Massimo and Tiziana Aloisio; “Effects of Changing Water-to-Powder Ratio on Jewelry Investments,” by Ralph Carter; “Assaying of Gold Jewellery—Ancient & Modern,” by Dr. Christopher W. Corti; “Restoration of Antique and Period Jewelry—Part II,” by Ricardo Basta Eichberg; “Investment Casting and Integrated Process,” by Dr. Valerio Faccenda; “Infringement or Not? What You Need to Know About Patents,” by Stephen Feldman; and “Development of New Ni-Free White Gold Alloys—Results of a Research Project,” by Dr. Jorg Fischer-Buhner.

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