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NuGold


#1

Hello people… since I read this term recently in one of the posts
I was wondering if any of you know what is exactly NuGold.

I used it several times for casting, and gave me great results, but
I bought it as NuGold and nobody seems to know what exactly it is. I
definitely would do the research  hoping to find anything on
the internet, but I am very busy and hopefully will be busy for
some  time before I have the chance to do research ( I am
planning an exposition on an arts gallery… I hope everything goes
right ).

corporalia - julieta odio bernardi
designer-metalsmith
@julieta_Odio
http://www.corporalia.com


#2

I have always thought that NuGold was a variation of red brass but I
suspect that the definitive answer will come from John B.

Marilyn Smith


#3

NuGold and the competitors is mostly zinc. And to kep your karats
correctly you must put in equal amounts of pure gold other wise the
"14kt" gets lower.

David Geller


#4
    I have always thought that NuGold was a variation of red brass
but I suspect that the definitive answer will come from John B. 

You rang, Modom? G’day. Sorry to disappoint but I never heard of
NuGold until I came across it some while ago in Orchid. But - –
Cheers for now,

John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ


#5

Those of us who have been working in base metal for a long time
recognize the name “Nugold” as an alternative designation for “red
brass,” “Merlin’s Gold,” “Jeweler’s Bronze,” and etc. See the
description of brass sheet (CDA #230 alloy – 85% copper/15% zinc)
in Rio Grande’s “Gems & Findings” catalog. Nugold may have up to 90%
copper & 10% zinc. But its general appearance is the same.

Judy Bjorkman


#6

From what I know… Nu Gold is just brass with a larger percentage
of copper in it.  Be carefull, the firescale seems to be much
worse.


#7

dunno what it is either but you can apparently get it heRe:

http://www.asapsource.com/SHTNUGOLD.html

and they might know! cheers
al heywood


#8

I believe it’s an alloy of Copper, Silver, Zinc, and 20% gold by
weight. Which means it can’t be be called gold. Looks and works like
14k from casting to fab work.

Hope this helps.

Guy…


#9

According to Tim McCreight in The Complete Metalsmith, page 9,
NuGold is a high copper brass in the area of 88/12 copper/zinc.

Debby


#10

My concept of nugold is that it is used for a sample line of cast
jewelry . It is used only as a sample line in which one can take
orders from. It has no use for finished jewelry which would be worn.

When using this material for a sample line you can use czs in stead
of diamonds and plate the metal for show. this reduces the cost of a
sample line.I also believe although I have not tried is a alloy with
10 % gold to add to the workablity.

Michael


#11
    I believe it's an alloy of Copper, Silver, Zinc, and 20% gold
by weight. 

I’m afraid NuGold does not contain any gold, just as nickel silver
does not contain any silver. Also there is no silver in NuGold. It
is primarily an alloy of copper, zinc and I believe Magnesium. It
simulates gold in color only and is supplied in
sheet, wire and casting grain. Joe Dule