I’ve worked in silver for several years, and am starting to make
simple, small bezel-set pieces (women’s rings and pendants) using
It’s going well except that the 14KY gold solder I purchased doesn’t
match the 14/20 gf sheet I purchased. If someone has a comment on
this, I would appreciate input.
I want to start making the bezels in 14KY gold, and then, to keep
the price down expecially while I am experimenting, using gold-fill
sheet for backing and gold-fill half-round heavy gauge wire for ring
shanke and for bails…
Assuming this is workable, I would like to know what solder to use
to solder the bezel for a good color match…I doubt I would use 14K
solder, but not sure what K would give the right melting point. Also
what solder should I use to then solder the bezel onto the backing
for the piece?
Thanks in advance for any advice i receive.
Catherine Schratt, Cate Jewelry