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14K Palladium White Gold Formula


#1

Hi Orchidians,

I would like to make my own 14K palladium white gold sheet and was
wondering if anyone who does this could recommend a particular
formula they like…

If you have a preferred recipe for 18K as well, that would also be
of interest…

Many thanks,
Janet


#2

Dear Orchidians,

I am re-posting this because I got no replies at all…:-(…I
figured a lot of Orchidians would be making their own sheet nowadays
with the cost of gold and palladium having gone up so much, no…?

I would like to make my own 14K palladium white gold sheet and
was wondering if anyone who does this could recommend a
particular formula they like.... 

If you have a preferred recipe for 18K as well, that would also
be of interest...... 

Many thanks,
Janet


#3

I saw your post, but I’ve never made palladium white gold - used it
but not made it. I don’t know if it’s just palladium and gold or just
some palladium. If it’s all palladium, multiply your 24kt weight
by.714 to get the amount of alloy to add to it to get 14kt.,.333 for
18kt. - that’s off a chart, not just arbitrary. I’ve posted my alloy
for 18kt. several times. This is yellow gold - it’s 80% fine silver
and 20% copper. It’s rich yellow, works like butter, has a deep, warm
polish. Just enough copper to take the green off.

http://www.donivanandmaggiora.com


#4

Most palladium white gold has a number of alloys in it. I have made
it but the formula I used was proprietary and I was only allowed to
use it to make up a batch to test for the company owning the formula
(Hoover and Strong). All I can tell you is that it is not just gold
and palladium. By the way, I was one of the original jewelers who,
for years, hounded Tory over at Hoover and Strong for an alternative
white gold formula (hence the reason they gave it to me to test).
They were the first to offer it commercially, I believe, in this
country so all of you jewelers who have the pleasure of working with
the metal now have me to thank for it.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
www.spirerjewelers.com


#5

And I do thank you for it, Daniel R. Spirer. It’s a very nice white
gold to work with–comparatively malleable. Also a really cool
brownish color when hammer textured. Do you have any great
recommendations for getting a black or really dark patina on it?

Janet Alix
Alix and Company
55 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
www.alixandcompany.com


#6
Do you have any great recommendations for getting a black or really
dark patina on it? 

Just don’t polish it. Half the time it comes out of my pickle black.

Daniel R. Spirer, G.G.
Daniel R. Spirer Jewelers, LLC
1780 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140
www.spirerjewelers.com