Thanks guys … I will be talking to the folks at Stuller right after the new year.
I made a ring using argentium but incorporated a band off the edge of a sheet of mokume (copper and sterling) I had made in a workshop. The edge of my rolled patterned billet was plain (should have been more aggressive with my patterning) and I took a 3 mm slice off the plain edge and by twisting (slowly and many careful annealings) i got a nice candy cane pattern. So, with argentium top and bottom bands and an argentium liner I was very happy with the result.
So, I thought … how about setting a stone in this design … reading about the Continuum alloy on this fantastic forum, I am thinking that’s better for setting a nice stone due to it being harder than the other silver alloys. But, the Continuum solders seem to be too high temperature for final assembly and keeping the mokume band intact. So, I was hoping to hear that lower temp silver or argentium solders would work for my final soldering joins.
Jo … you just gave me some hope. I have never worked with Continuum but this project and your encouragement seems to make me want to jump over and have a go at it.
Thanks so much!!!