Working Palladium

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

Platinum Casting in a Small Shop

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