I have received a commission to create a charm for a client to
commemorate her son who died tragically a few years ago. She very
much wants to include enamel in the design as her son loved colors.
Her desire is to make the charm out of a white precious metal. I plan
to carve the design in wax, then have it cast, then perform the
enameling and stone setting. I have a few questions:
I have had some difficulty enameling on white gold in the past
due to bubbling. I have read some of the Orchid articles on
enameling and it appears that zinc in the alloy is the culprit, so I
am wondering if any members have enameled on white gold and if so,
if they have found an alloy that works particularly well. Due to the
incredibly personal nature of this piece, I want to take great care
to ensure nothing happens to the enamel.
I generally do my own casting, but because I want to use the best
alloy as mentioned in point number 1 above, I plan to use a casting
company for this piece, so I am looking for recommendations of which
companies are the best to cast a wax carving and would appreciate
hearing any recommendations in this area. I am based in the
Many thanks for your input!