I have been trying to “Recycle” pieces of white gold (prongs, pieces
of shank, earring backs etc.) and remelt them into a billet for
sizing stock. I can do this with yellow gold scrap but when I try it
with the white, I end up with cracks and fissures in the piece when
I roll it out, making it suitable for only 1 thing-a trip to the
refinery. I have tried keeping solder-glopped, or questionable
pieces from the melt, as well as watching the temperature so it
doesn’t boil, but I keep coming up with the same problem. All in all,
I feel the time I have wasted would have been better spent, just
calling up the supplier and ordering the piece in the size I needed
in the first place.
Has anyone else encountered and mastered this roadblock?
Glenn’s Jewelry and Loan
Colorado Springs, CO