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.
Here are our Top Ten Myths of Palladium
The purpose of this article is to familiarize the reader with a different way of sizing a ring up.
Both the FTC Guides and the National Gold and Silver Stamping Act regulate the manufacture, sale and advertising of precious metal jewelry and objects. However, they differ in one very important way: penalties. The Guides provide for civil enforcement by the government. The penalties available under the Stamping Act are much more extensive. They include…
Using analysis tools to get to the root of manufacturing defects can save time and money.
The wife loses a stone; the husband blames the wife; the wife blames the jeweler; the jeweler blames the manufacturer; the manufacturer looks for an answer.
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.
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…
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.
For a growing number of jewelry manufacturers and retailers, pure Palladium is a new and viable alternative to white gold.