Hello all in Orchidland:
I’m have a strange problem sweat soldering 18k yellow gold to a
sheet of silver, which I don’t recall happening before. I coated the
underside of the 18k with med silver solder, and then proceeded to
’sweat’ the piece onto a sheet of sterling. The solder at some point
in this second heating seemed to ‘alloy’ into the 18k. Should I have
used a softer or harder solder? Any other suggestions? Thanks in
advance for input and wisdom.