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Gold vs Silver


#1

Survey…

Do you work with Silver or Gold mostly?


#2

Mostly in gold. Gold, platinum, and silver, in that order of
frequency.


#3

Silver

…and more than that, Copper - I’m still a novice, plus I like it
as artistic media for the number of colorful effects you can get with
patinas and enamels.


#4

In response to Mark’s Survey: Do you work with Silver or Gold
mostly?

Silver but I prefer gold, both the working characteristics and the
color.

However, my life is more silver than gold even though I’m a golden
oldie.


#5

Silver, but love to work with gold. Rob

Rob Meixner


#6
Do you work with Silver or Gold mostly? 

Silver


#7
Do you work with Silver or Gold mostly? 

Gold

Steve Wandt
NaturalGoldJewelry.com


#8

Started with copper (80’s). moved to silver when I started getting
skills built up (90’s). Worked for years in silver, gold and the
platinum group metals (00’s). Now that I am basically retired, I am
back playing with mostly silver and copper alloys.

Gerald A. Livings


#9

Pretty much even with platinum and gold alloys (14K, 18K, white and
yellow), with silver coming in close third here.

Dave


#10

Mostly 18kt gold for our clients, but I’ve been having big fun with
Continuum Silver lately.


#11

Silver as a matter of choice, but I wouldn’t mind working with gold.

Irene Lopez


#12

usage ratio = majority Platinum/RU, followed by 18ktYG, then
Continuum Silver for final work with regular Sterling used for the
permanent model designs to be molded and archived… naturally, once
in a blue moon 14kt gets a nod, but that’s rare.


#13

coloured gold alloys beyond green, pink and white (which I detest).
I love 18, and 22 and rarely get jobs in 24 kt- but LOVE it-if i make
things for myself I like the pure colours of regional 24kt yellow
golds-african yellow gold is a great orange-y yellow whereas south
american gold is rich deep yellowI use red-orange, olive green,
blue-green and other gold alloys in one -off pieces for clients. I
also use a lot of fine silver - I don’t like sterling because of the
copper content I also have been playing around with gold mokume
billets no copper/silver a I don’t want it turning colour on my
client’s skin!


#14
Do you work with Silver or Gold mostly? 

I work with gold mostly for business and silver mostly for pleasure.


#15

Mostly gold, then palladium and platinum, rarely silver.


#16

for myself it is Silver then cooper

Charles


#17

R. E. Rourke,

I guess I am wondering, why wouldn’t African and South American 24kt
gold be the same color if it is .999? How would you access either
type from a seller? From what I understand, a lot of gold we receive
is recycled, “Environment friendly”.