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#1

there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the thin
sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the name
of…anyone know? or know where I can get it? thanks-

Lori


#2
   there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? 

It’s called a doublet and is something that you can make. I think
that Lapidary Journal had something about it this month.

Marilyn Smith


#3
   there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? 

Reactive Metals Studio, Inc. P. O. Box890, 600 First North Street,
Clarksdale, AZ 86324 520/634-3434 Email-reactive @sedona.net. The
Jewelry Man.


#4
    there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? thanks- 

Based on a article in the March edition of Lapidary Journal (page
47), the process is defined as “doublet”. – Terri Collier Dallas, TX
@scollier


#5
    there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name 

Lori, I too am interested in what this might be called…I have seen
someantique peices made in this manner and thouhgt that it might just
be called gold overlay but there might be a better term for the
product…will be watching

Ron


#6
    there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? thanks- 

Lori – I believe what you are referring to is called Bi-Metal. I
know that my supplier carries it. That would be Hauser ane Miller.
Their phone is: 1-800-462-7447 and their web address is :
www.hauserandmiller.com

Laura.
@LWiesler


#7
    there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify the
name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? 

Lori: Mokume Gane is an ancient Japanese metalworking technique that
has been recently rediscovered due to the diligent work of some
dedicated craftspeople. Pronounced “mo-ku-may ga-nay”, it loosely
translates to “wood grain metal”, which is one of the several effects
achieved in this multi-layer metal.

Mokume Gane is created by layering and fusing alternating layers of
metal, which most commonly include silver, copper and/or different
colors of gold. After the stack is fused into a solid “billet” of
metal, it is rolled thin, cut into sections, restacked and again fused
into a single piece of metal. This resulting billet has many thin
layers of metal and is then rolled into a useable thickness, further
reducing the thickness of each layer.

The resulting sheet is then often worked with tools to break up the
flat planes of the layers, then sanded smooth, resulting in a finished
surface that cuts across the multiple layers of metal, revealing the
unique pattern each piece offers. Here is the URL
http://www.carolinaartisans.com/mokumeinfo.htm

Roc�o Heredia.


#8

Sounds like bi-metal, available in two different karats bonded with
sterling - 18kt and 22kt - from Reactive Metals and Hauser & Miller.


#9

I noticed something like that in the Reactive Metals catalog. It’s
called gold/sterling silver bi-metal.

520-634-6734


Janet Kofoed


#10

Try Houser and Miller in St.Louis they have it all even discs’


#11

Try www.reactivemetals.com —the material is called married metal
—reminiscent of gold filled material from years gone by and it is
a good way to economically make gold pieces…Marty PS I know
I recommend this company a lot, but they have an interesting
selection of raw married metals and mokume …mention Marty of
Simone Studios from Florida


#12
    there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of the
thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify
the name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? 

This metal is called a bi-metal and can be found at Reactive Metals
in 22k/sterling or 18k/sterling from Hauser & Miller in St Louis MO.
It is available in 18g sheet and 24g sheet.

Michael
Metalwerks@aol.com


#13

Don’t confuse “gold-filled” with the new bi-metal products. Gold
filled is common in antique jewelry, and is a laminate, typically, of
1 part karat gold over 20 parts base metal, usually brass. It’s
marked something like GF 1/20. Bi-metal is a much heavier layer of
karat gold fused on one surface of a sheet of sterling silver,
proportionately something like 20% gold to 80% sterling.

David L. Huffman


#14
       there is a fusion of gold and silver (gold on one side of
the thin sheet and silver on the other) that I am trying to identify
the name of.......anyone know?  or know where I can get it? 

I didn’t answer this one because I thought fifteen others would have
the correct at their fingertips. Maybe that’s not the
case, so I dragged out my directory. I believe what you are looking
for is called “bi-metal”. It’s available as sterling sheet of
various guages with a laminated layer of karat gold, 14K, 18K, etc.
It’s available in various guages, and if I remember correctly, there
are a couple varieties of proportion of layers of gold to silver,
i.e. 20% gold on 80% silver, etc. I think the supplier was Hoover
and Strong. I don’t have their phone number handy, but you can check
their web site at: http://www.hooverandstrong.com


#15

The sheet on bimetals from Hauser and Miller states the
hallmark of 18K on sterling as 1/20 18K/Stg GF and 22K on sterling as
1/8 22K Stg GF. Either way, they are still to be considered GF.
Susan Ronan, Coronado, CA.


#16

I think you are talking about bi-metal which is gold on one side and
silver on the other. You can make your own through a special fusing
process or you can buy it. Hauser and Miller has a gold/silver
bi-metal and Reactive Metals Studio has one in copper/silver. The
process if creating the bi-metal is a fun one and would be valuable
for you to learn if you are interested. Buying it, of course, is a
lot easier…and a more expensive alternative but it’s available!
Hope this helps.

Judith
innertao@aol.com


#17

Hello This is my first post, although I’ve been lurking for a while.
I think a gold and silver amalgam is called electrum. regards Gillian


#18
    Don't confuse "gold-filled" with the new bi-metal products.  

G’day; And be careful to specify what you mean by ‘bi-metals’ A
bimetal which has been used for donkey’s years and is very well known
is composed of two very dissimilar metals such as brass and a nickel
based alloy, used in thermostats because it bends considerably with
small temperature changes - I imagine silver/gold would do that to a
certain extent too. Dissimilar metals, like copper/constantan;
platinum/platinum-rhodium, molybdenum/tungsten etc all produce small
electric potentials when the ends of two wires are joined and heated
or cooled, and so act like thermometers when connected to a suitable
measuring device. Just trying to be helpful and not wanting to confuse
the issue. Cheers, –

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ