Wedding bands, get more hard wear than any other jewellery, so using
silver with gold inlay wont last as long as say gold with silver
Be that as it may, you have set yourself a rather formidable task,
with the time frame at your disposal…
As you ask for guidance how to proceed, the 1st step is to run a
trial with a small piece of the ring section, flat on your soldering
carbon block, with one jewish letter pierced out, to see if the gold
solder has enough of a temp difference to fill the pierced areas
without damaging/melting the silver.
If you can succeed with this step, you have now 2 options, 1. make
the ring as a flat strip and replicate the above test for each
letter, then forge it round and solder up the join.
- or, proceed as you originally intended but mask the ring all but
the letter your filling with say wet clay, to insulate the areas you
want to keep cool.
As its a “first time” you might just want to run a trial with saya
copper ring with the letters filled with silver solder.
Running trials is the normal way to explore a new process.
Mind you, If it was me, id go a different route.
Id cut out the letters in the reverse on the heads of a steel
punches then strike the letters into the metal. Id be able then to
replicate this idea in many letter combinations and have a speedy way
to produce a profitable product to order. No different to all the
other punched designs ive used for many yrs. These are pictograms so
i can actually make a picture around say a bracelet to reflect the
Finally, trying a different technique with every new project you do
is making a rod for your own back. Make say 10 of anything to develop
your skill level. Then tackle the next more demanding project.
Skill level is built up on repeated PRACTICE!!