The aim of this document is to offer guidance as to the best practice to be followed when using pre-fabricated sheet and wire products in Argentium® silver.
The following article offers guidance to the best practice to be followed when using Argentium silver casting alloys.
Work Hardening Gold
If you’ve ever cold worked sheet or wire, you know what work hardening is. The further you reduce the metal thickness the harder it gets and less malleable it becomes. If not annealed properly, the metal fractures or becomes too hard to work. Continue reading
Alloys and Their Correct Cooling Methods
There are four typical methods of cooling, and the type of alloy being annealed will dictate the method (see table): Continue reading
With the resurgence and increased popularity of palladium for jewelry design and manufacturing comes the need to examine its unique working characteristics. In a series of technical briefs extracted from their evolving palladium technical manual, Johnson Mathew New York will identify the optimal manufacturing opportunities for this intriguin ‘new’ metal. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
1. Due to the huge increase in customer demand for platinum jewelry, more and more small shops are needing to add platinum jewelry design and manufacture to their in-house services in order to stay viable. Completing jobs on time and under budget with minimal expense and with the least amount of down time has always been a hurdle for the smaller shops. Adding platinum production comes with its own set of additional hurdles…or so I was led to believe. Continue reading
In 1986, when Ricardo Basta Eichberg decided to begin casting platinum, he tried to learn all he could about the white metal and its properties-and quickly came up empty. Continue reading
For a growing number of jewelry manufacturers and retailers, pure Palladium is a new and viable alternative to white gold.
Industry technical experts create precious concho belt to honor Eddie Bell Continue reading