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Info on formulas and properties for gold alloys


#1

Hi, all-

What text(s) would you recommend for on gold alloys,
their composition and properties? I am looking for something beyond
that which can be found in Jewelry Concepts and Technology.

Lee Einer
Dos Manos Jewelry
http://www.dosmanosjewelry.com


#2
    What text(s) would you recommend for on gold
alloys, their composition and properties? I am looking for
something beyond that which can be found in _Jewelry Concepts and
Technology. 

The most in one place is probably “Precious Metals Science and
Technology” from the International Precius Metal Institute 4905
Tilghman St. Allentown PA 18104. about $160 Translated from
Japanese.

Also"The Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing"by E Brepohl –
Translated from German be Charles Lewton-Brain

jesse


#3

May I recommend:

‘Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing’ by Brepohl(we offer Orchidians
a good discount), and Mark Grimswade’s ‘Precious Metals’ (out of
print), Gold Usage, and Working in precious metals by SMith. This
last is available at http://www.abebooks.com/ I found nine copies
for sale there. best Charles


#4

Try the “Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing” by Dr. Erhard Brephol

Jim Binnion


#5
Info on formulas and properties for gold alloys What text(s) would
you recommend for on gold alloys, their composition and
properties? I am looking for something beyond that which can be
found in _Jewelry Concepts and Technology._ 

Hay Lee— If you are going to alloy gold I’ve got a warning for
you about Oppi Untracht’s book: -Jewelry Concepts and Technology-
The book you mention is a great one. I and many others consider it
to be the Bible, but as a cautionary note I would like to report that
the Bible may not be all correct, although I do NOT wish to dispute
the fact of its being written by the supreme being or not. My point
is I think his pennyweight to gram conversion on page 747 is
incorrect. As far a my math ability goes a pennyweight is around
1.555 grams. I think Oppie has it as 1.155. I’m sure it was just a
typo of his but when a gold alloy is concerned it can be an expensive
typo. After days of all the inane discussion by our group on
religious theology the past month, I hope we stay better focused on
jewelery making and less on unrelated personal topics. Good Luck
with your alloying.

Mark Kaplan
Providence, Rhode Island
@mark_kaplan