I wonder if anybody else has has worked out a better way of stopping
off (covering) the gold portion of a two tone ring. Currently I am
using nail polish (yes I know there is purpose built stuff I can use,
but I am happy with nail polish for now). I have a fine brush and I
meticulously cover all the gold - no problem...
The thing is, it takes quite a while.
I know a few jewellers who use a red permanent marker. That seems to
work and there are expensive pens I can buy which do the same job.
That may be quick, but less reliable.
Is there a better way to define an edge then painting with a brush?
I have experimented with ways to remove enamel, but the cleaned up
area is too dirty and it affects the plating. It is better to start
I dont use a rhodium pen because I don't do repairs and I need a
You see, I have to stop off the piece, and in doing so I have to
keep exact edges and get into hard to reach places without touching
the white metal. It is not essentially hard, but tricky if your work
is going to be inspected under a loupe. Sometimes I need to isolate a
few areas inbetween gold etc and in these cases I may have to let it
dry, move to another part, do a bit, and so fourth. I am able to
charge for it, but I can't help wondering/hoping somebody knows a