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Cloring Platinum?


#1

New to the list and haven’t finished searching the archives yet, so
if this has been ask before forgive me.

Been reading about some Japanese firms doing this. Where can I go to
find how to color platinum. As in surface coloring and in coloring the
metal as it’s being alloyed and cast?


#2

Hello Bill,

There’s only one person I know of that has this knowledge - and
then some! Steven Kretchmer. He’s phenomenally brilliant and I
respect his work immensely. However, I do not know if he’ll
openly share his metallurgical wizardry, much of his knowledge
is hard-earned, patented and proprietary in nature.

There are a few articles written about him, you may enjoy
reading one by Alan Revere. You might find them through a search
engine. One thing to know is that there are a few people out
there who knock-off Kretchmer’s ideas but they do a very poor
job and should never be considered as examples to follow. I’m
not sure about the source you mentioned out of Japan. Kind of a
proceed with caution though, with any non-Kretchmer or
professional institute sources. I’d recommend sticking to those
for reliable facts and quality results.

Good luck in your endeavors!

Regards,
Jeanette

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#3

Sorry for the late reply - Life, Liberty, etc got in the way.

Thanks for the info. The article I read came from an Italian Magazine
a couple of years ago.

I do agree that Steven Kretchmer is very good!

Thanks for taking the time to reply.