Hey all, I recently carved/cast a very detailed fine silver cross
pendant to be inlayed with 22k yellow gold, as a Christmas present.
After all the hours of detail in it, the 22k barely shows up! I
tried high polish and scratch pad finishes, and the 22k is difficult
to see even close up with either finish. The alloy is from Hoover
and Strong, and the inlay is about .5mm thick. I may bump that up
to as much as .75mm but can’t go wider.
I plan to remake it as a late Christmas present very soon. If
anyone has a solution to this problem (e.g. alloy that shows up
better, finish that makes it stand out, etc.) I would greatly
appreciate it. I don’t want to simply do a surface patina or
something of that nature. I’m hoping theres a gold alloy that will
show up much better.
Thanks in advance,