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Pt-Silver alloy


#1

Hello all Just wondered if any of you have used the "new"
platinum-silver alloys? Is the colour really that great? And how do
you create an unvisible solder seam, if there’s no solder available
yet? Pricing of these alloys?

Orchid rocks! Greetings from the powder in wintery Queenstown, New
Zealand.

Juerg
O R B I T Contemporary JEWELLERY
Award Winning Designs
Q U E E N S T O W N - N Z
@Juerg_P_Muff1


#2

Check out the Ganoksin Library:

A peek into the X Files on new Platinum Sterling

It took about two months of experimentation to get the formulas for
Platinum Sterling Silver just right - Robinson created alloys
containing 5 percent, 3.5 percent, and 1 percent platinum. But he’s
the first to admit that combining silver and platinum isn’t a novel
concept…

Complete Story:

Enjoy
Hanuman


#3

Hello Orchidland, Juerg Muff asked: "Just wondered if any of you have
used the “new” platinum-silver alloys? Is the colour really that
great? And how do you create an unvisible solder seam, if there’s no
solder available yet? Pricing of these alloys?

I’d like to know more about this alloy too. Thanks Hanuman for your
link to the AJM article. You are so helpful! Judy in Kansas

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
B.A.E. 237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhatttan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936 FAX (785) 532-6944


#4

Robert Lumabao the shop foreman at PMWest/Fine Gold rolled some
out, the 3.5% Pt I think. Great color and easy to roll. No fire
scale!

Marc Robinson has the hardness tests done If I recall right.

Marc will be casting and who knows what all with the new sterling at
Kraftwerks. It’s a featured demo during the extended lunch hour both
Saturday and Sunday, and a hot topic at the “Brainstorm Bar” after
dinner.

Daniel Ballard
WWW.Pmwest.us


#5

Any estimation of when this will be commercially available? As an
aspiring amateur, I am especially interested in the play of light
and the “easy”? working qualities.

Thanks so much for this forum! Betsy


#6

Hi Jeurg,

We at Apecs Investment Castings, Australia, are currently making and
able to supply Pt/925 sterling silver. This is available as plate,
wire, seamless cheniere and granules for casting. The alloy is as
beautiful and as mild to work as purported by previous
correspondents. Although not apparently any harder than standard
sterling silver it has a wonderful toughness about it and polishes
to a beautiful lustre.

As with the U.S. we are still working on the matching solders. I
have used our standard silver solders very effectively however.

We will be showing product at the Sydney Trade Fair in August and
later at the New Zealand trade Fair.

For further contact through our website www.apecs.com.au
or email, mail@apecs.com.au.

Regards to all Orchidians.
Tony Eccles.
Australia.