Jewelry Metals - A Guide to Working with Common Alloys
Technical Editor: James Binnion
This practical guide from MJSA Press offers expert insights into all
aspects of working with precious and non-precious jewelry metals.
Have the characteristics of common alloys always at hand, plus
advice for easier casting and bench work, tips for managing scrap
metal, international marking and stamping regulations, and
illustrated step-by-step instruction on a range of metalworking
techniques, including mokume gane, granulation, chasing, and
anticlastic forming. The book to help you make the most of your
Jewelry Metals Includes:
General characteristics of common alloying metals. Insights into
casting gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, including issues with
gas porosity, fluidity, shrinkage porosity, and quenching. Guidelines
for fabricating jewelry from the four precious metals, including
issues with malleability and ductility, annealing, hot and cold
joining, setting, and finishing.
How to best work with common non-precious jewelry metals: aluminum,
brass, bronze, cobalt-chrome, copper, niobium, stainless steel, and
Step-by-step demonstrations of the following metals techniques:
anodizing, anticlastic forming, chasing and repousse, granulation,
keum-boo, mokum=E9 gane, and silver oxidation.
How to best collect waste metal and maximize refining returns.
Federal Trade Commission guidelines for marking, stamping, promoting
alloys, and an overview of legal regulations addressing the use of
lead, cadmium, and nickel in jewelry.