Ronda Coryell

Ronda Coryell is a Jewellers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweller and one of the world's most well regarded experts on the use of Argentium. Ronda now devotes her time to lecturing and teaching worldwide in such places as Bali, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Spain and England.

My approach to teaching is hands-on demonstrations showing specific techniques showing the magical properties of Argentium Silver followed by student work time.

I am inspired by the granulation and fusing techniques of the ancient Etruscans. The fusing and granulation can now be brought into the new millennium with Argentium Silver.

Teaching has become as important to me as creating. Through teaching, I am continually challenged by the questions of "why" and "how" regarding things I sometimes take for granted. Encouraging students to experiment beyond the known limits makes it exciting and keeps me continually learning. I see the use of Argentium as a way for someone's work to stand out from the crowd. It is truly a metal of the new millennium. Education is the key to Argentium's acceptance. It is similar to Standard Sterling, but definitely different. Understanding these differences and the characteristics of Argentium and imparting this to my students is my focus.

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