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Custom Casting 50% Gold 50% Silver Alloy?


#1

Does anyone know of a casting house that will alloy and cast a 50/50
alloy of Gold and Silver, or some historic alloys, like electrium?
Hoover & Strong has some of the new super low karat alloys,
curiously called karatium,… but they will not cast custom or
historic alloys.

thanks!
Sterling
Sterling VanDerwerker CGA (AGS) GG (GIA)


#2

any casting house should be able to do this custom allow for you - a
50/50 mixture is very simple to do. you weigh out equal parts of
metal, melt it, mix it well, and pour, takes about 15 minutes.

when you are trying to match a historic piece, get an x-ray
spectrometer reading of the alloy, then you will know the exact
composition of the metal you are trying to match. if you have the
analyzer, that takes maybe 5 minutes.

as for electrum, if you mean using mercury, then most casting houses
will probably not want to do this due to the hazardous nature of
mercury. this is probably best avoided in modern day workshops

warm regards
Mark Zirinsky
denver