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Bronze vs Silver Weight


#1

Hello:

I was considering casting some pieces in bronze - I have a piece
already cast in silver of the same object. Here is my question will
the same piece cast in bronze weight more or less then the silver
object?

DeDe


#2
    I was considering casting some pieces in bronze - I have a
piece already cast in silver of the same object. Here is my
question will the same piece cast in bronze weight more or less
then the silver object? 

Less. The specific gravity of bronze is 8.8, while the SG of
sterling silver is 10.4. Fine silver is 10.6. Either way, the bronze
will be lighter. Roughly, for every 104 or 106 parts of silver,
you’ll need 88 parts of bronze, give or take.

James in SoFl


#3
the same piece cast in bronze weight more or less then the silver
object?

Less, but how much less depends on what the formulation of the
bronze is.
http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_metals.htm

Sojourner


#4

Bronze typically has a specific gravity of 8.5, where as sterling
silver has a specific gravity of 10.3, so the same piece in bronze
will weigh about 20 % less. Stuller has a large selection of Bronze
and Brass casting alloys, as well as multiple Sterling Silver casting
alloys, including Argentium Silver.

James Gilbert
Stuller Metals
800-877-7777


#5

DeDe,

The finished piece in Bronze will weigh less than the Sterling
Silver Piece.

The S.G. of Sterling Silver is 10.40. The S.G. of the Bronze will
be determined by the actual combination of metals but a good
estimate will be a S.G. somewhere between 9 and 10.

Greg DeMark
Longmont, Colorado
email: greg@demarkjewelry.com
Website: www.demarkjewelry.com
Custom Jewelry - Handmade Jewelry - Antique Jewelry


#6
I was considering casting some pieces in bronze - I have a piece
already cast in silver of the same object. Here is my question
will the same piece cast in bronze weight more or less then the
silver object?

Hi DeDe,

It will weigh less in silver . A 10 gram piece in sterling will
weigh approx 8.8 grams in bronze/brass… We also cast in Bronze
/brass. (As well as many types of golds,Silver, Deox silver etc).

Bets wishes,
Daniel Grandi
Racecar Jewelry Co. Inc.
Tel: 401-461-7803