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.
A fairly basic task, installing a head on a platinum shank is a routine process in many small shops. The following project offers some tips and tricks for making the process foolproof every time.
With the high price of gold, jewelry makers are looking to incorporate alternative metals into their lines. I frequently work with palladium and stainless steel in my shop. The following are a few tips and tricks you can use to work more effectively with these metals.
When deciding whether to fabricate or cast a ring design, the value of Hoover & Strong mill products should not be overlooked. This article will show how to combine various Hoover & Strong mill stock products to produce a custom-fabricated platinum ring. Continue reading
When did it become cool to wear a non-precious metal on your finger for a wedding band?
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
Bi-metal sheet is an ideal product for engravers or sterling silver jewelers who require karat gold accents. It consists of a layer of karat gold bonded to a layer of sterling silver. The karat gold layer can be engraved, gouged or removed by any method to expose the sterling silver layer underneath, resulting in a pleasing decorative effect. Continue reading
Reticulated Metals — Textures for Your Designs
80% Silver 20% Copper
80/20 reticulation silver has been part of the Hoover & Strong mill products range for many years. Now we offer you much more than just plain sheet. 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