Hi Everyone, I have a perplexing problem and hoped that one of you
brilliant jewelers had a suggestion.
I was sponsered by a metal supplier to make a woven bracelet (that I
have done in 24K already) in platinum. I have woven Pt 900, which
to my understanding is Irridium. I use it extra soft and
occasionally have to torch anneal it to soften it more. No Prob.
The supplier suggested (to qualify for the pureness expected by some
countries) that I use Pt 950 instead. The alloy is Ruthinium I
believe. So when I got the 52ft of 28gauge metal to weave it was
too springy, even at a extra soft anneal. I called and they said I
could kiln anneal it myself. I was told 1650 f minimum, 1800 f max
for 15-20 minutes then slow cool. OK, thats exactly what I did and
now my PT-RU is soft enough but is quite black. I am pretty sick
about it and wonder what to do next.
thanks for any suggestions,