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Problems sizing 18Kwhite gold


#1

In the area of Canada where I have my shop there is very little 18K
white gold. When I do receive the odd piece for sizing, the rings are
usually quite old. I find them very difficult to work. The metal is like
spring steel. Is it possible to anneal this alloy? If so, what would be
the proper method?


#2

HI

My method to anneal white gold is to place the shank on 2 mm steel
plate,(my is 1 1/2 by 2" ) isolating the top if necessary, hit up the
hole shank to cherry red evenly, for a minute, then leave it to cool
until you can pick it up with your hand.

cheers
good luck
Rafal