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Hallmarking stamps and titanum cable


#1

I was curious if anyone uses hallmarking stamps for their work, for
example copyright or Ti, to show the type of metals used. Also I
have seen titanium cable used in some men’s jewelry, mainly rings,
and wanted to know if anyone knew of a supplier. I would like to see
if I could use the cable for bracelets and necklaces.


#2
I was curious if anyone uses hallmarking stamps for their work,
for example copyright or Ti, to show the type of metals used. Also
I have seen titanium cable used in some men's jewelry, mainly
rings, and wanted to know if anyone knew of a supplier. I would
like to see if I could use the cable for bracelets and necklaces. 

Last yr, I had an email out of the blue from someone in the USA who
came across one of my stainless steel bracelets.

they asked if I was the maker!! Inside were my marks “Vladimir” Corfe
Castle UK with the date 1972 and my registered goldsmiths’s mark.

My reply was yes.

So the question is, do you mark your work? its something you need to
decide on when you start in this trade.

If your proud of, and care about what you make, like me then marking
is essential.

Ones work, if well made will go on through time long after one has
gone.

Thats in addition to our legal requirement to have marked all
sterling and gold over the minimum weight limits here in the UK.

Most artists, sculptors etc in the fine art world mark or sign their
work, so why not us? On another note, titanium cable? need to see a
picture to help further.

Please supply.


#3

Almost every professional jeweller I know marks their work- at least
the metal’s fineness and/or content (i. e.- a Platinum ring may be
marked 90Pt/ 10 Ir, indicating 90 % platinum and 10 % Iridium) but
many use their own makers marks as well. Included in their mark is
the copyright symbol.

“Hallmarking” originated literally from the mark from an assay
office or ‘hall’ in the UK:r Birmingham, London, Sheffield, Newcastle,
York, Exeter, Glasgow, etc.

Yes, you can buy Grade 1 pure Titanium uncoloured and pre-coloured,
sometimes pre-roll printed or otherwise embossed or debossed and
Grade 2 (harder Ti) and a really cool metal sheet, or rather a strip
(if you buy from Reactive Metals) crystalline Ti that will take high
voltage colourations and is not your average Ti! The “Krystal” type
available is pure packed crystals of Ti in a sheet- or that’s the
best description I can give you for this tres-fino metal that most
don’t know exists (it’s nothing you’ll find at a commercial retail
jewellery like Zale’s, Freidrichs-or whatever region corresponds to
members of the corporation that owns the lot of them, Jared’s,
Wal-Mart or the far more unreasonably priced department store
chain’s retail. Depending on the grade of titanium and the form. It
can be hard to work if you want to do much more than cuff or bangle
bracelets, or bend earwires, or laser weld some posts to coloured
blanks that are ready for masqueing and anodizing. which is a reason
to shoot for buying grade 1 Ti. If Reactive Metals doesn’t have the
"cables" you are speaking of other vendors sell a multiple stranded
pairs as a “neck wire”- no coatings, no vinyl sleeve (like tiger
tail" for beading). That might be what you are looking for. They
come already coloured and natural… rer