I know this will be the million dollar question: Is there a way to
produce Sterling silver with golden color (similar to 18K or a
somewhat near to an antique look yellow) I mean as in mixing alloys,
or other metal with Silver
As far as I know, there isn’t a way yet but I could be sleeping for
few years and such process has been created!! Who knows! Are we in
Also, if there is any technique that will help in giving the silver
such color, beside plating, maybe there is a way such as Acid itching
Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you all in advance.
Is there a way to produce Sterling silver with golden color
(similar to 18K or a somewhat near to an antique look yellow) I mean
as in mixing alloys, or other metal with Silver
If you’re not stuck on sterling, try Red Brass. Easy to work and
polishes to look like gold (of course it tarnishes again after a
while). Also sold as Nu-Gold, Jeweler’s Bronze, etc. Many industry
suppliers sell some sheet and wire and SFJS has bezel wire,
half-round, etc. at
There are several ways to produce a piece that is silver (or
primarily silver) but has a lovely golden color.
Patina: A liver of sulphur patina, done room temperature, slows
down the reaction enough to stop it at gold, rose gold, etc. It’s
quite durable over time (I’ve had pieces that were done 10 years ago
that haven’t changed a bit in color). Can also be re-done if needed.
As you’re not going for an iridescent color, you can seal the gold
patina with a clear lacquer or wax for added durability.
Keum Boo: In this technique, you first raise the fine silver to
the surface of the sterling (or you can just use fine silver if
appropriate for the piece), then fuse a thin layer of gold foil
(usually 22K or 24K) to the surface of the silver. You can use
multiple layers if you wish to deepen the color even more. I don’t
recommend using gold leaf for this - just too thin for control and
you won’t get the color you’re looking for.
3, 18K/925 bi-metal: You can either create your own by fusing a
layer of 18K gold to a thicker layer of sterling, or you can purchase
sheet already fused (try hauser and miller for excellent quality).
The gold layer is much thinner than the silver layer, so you achieve
the look of gold without the cost.
I hope one of these techniques is what you’re looking for!
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