Using analysis tools to get to the root of manufacturing defects can save time and money.
Enter the alloy designers. Some praise them. Some pity them. For the alloy designers have a tough job on their hands: They have to design metals that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also offer mechanical properties suitable for making jewelry. This is not an easy task.
Have you ever wanted to try reticulation but were not sure how? Or perhaps the technique is just too time-consuming or risky and so you canʼt be bothered? Well, good news for you because Hoover & Strong has just taken all the risk out of this fascinating technique.
Soldering is a skill that all bench jewelers master at an early stage in their career. Although this process soon becomes second nature, sometimes itʼs good to review the basic principles involved to remind ourselves why we do certain things. Remember, an ideal soldered joint must be strong, but at the same time invisible.
Granulation comes from the Latin “granulum” or granum” meaning “grain”. It is a decorative process involving the application of small, usually spherical granules to a base object by fusion weld bonding.
TruPd™ is the inexpensive option to Platinum and the superior product to White Gold that jewelers have been waiting for. It is suitable for all general fabrication techniques, and can withstand high levels of deformation between anneals. TruPd™ is Pure, White, Precious and Strong.