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Bronze in jewelry making


#1

Can anyone tell me the difference between Silicon Bronze and Phos
Bronze as it related to jewelry making?

Thnx!
Michelle Mahler
Fundametals.net


#2
Can anyone tell me the difference between Silicon Bronze and Phos
Bronze as it related to jewelry making? 

Colour.

Phosphor bronzes tend to be "pink"
Silicon bronze tend to be a “dirty yellow”

They both can obtain a nice crusty green patina (which I find
attractive).

Phosphor bronze contains tin, whereas Silicon bronze contains no
tin, and uses zinc (which makes it a brass imo).

Neither of these alloys look the same as a copper tin bronze.

They all work fine, although I don’t like zinc at all (zinc is in a
lot of things we work with).

Regards Charles A.