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Silver palladium alloy

I’ve spent some time trying to source a small amount (15 grams or so) of silver palladium alloy. The project I’m doing suggested about 7% palladium,93% silver.
I’ve emailed American Elements for a quote but never heard back. I’m becoming comfortable with casting my own ingots and was wondering if I could simply get some palladium and fine silver casting nuggets, weigh out the ratio and make my own? If so, any advice?
I would rather buy the alloy already made in case anyone knows of a source.
Thanks!

Have you tried Hoover and Strong? I see they have it listed.

Indeed

Thank you !!

Indeed ? To the alloy or to Hoover and Strong ?

never mind, I see was a reply to Mscott

It seems Hoover and Strong only caters to professionals with a verified business license, so I’m still in search of this alloy or advice on how to create it.
Thanks

Dan,
Palladium needs to be worked with in an oxygen free environment when you are taking it up to melting temp. It melts at a very high temp. and if it’s melted in normal environment, will absorb oxygen and become very porous, even getting close to melting it starts to become porous. When I used 95% palladium, I used Argon gas to prevent this from happening. Granted I never made my own alloy, but I’d think you’d find It’s not like making a normal ingot. There are some videos on YouTube, melting Palladium, but I couldn’t help questioning how truly successful one would be from my experience with working with 95% palladium.
Good luck if you decide to go that route.
TJones Goldsmith

Stuller makes a great palladium Silver called Continuum.

They sell to retailers as well as to craftsmen. Easier to get a craftsman/artisan account that a retail one.
I love this so much. I’ve been using it for years now. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. -Jo

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Thank you Tjones, you saved me from certain failure :slight_smile:

Thank you jhaemer, I will give some a try!

I agree with TJones and JHaemer!

For what you are doing in a studio setting it would be best to have already manufactured material stock, sheet, whatever. Stullers material is excellent I can attest.

The problem with trying to alloy at home or cast is as TJones states, creating the proper oxy free setting is an issue for a bench jeweler.

Either material ss pd or pd stock is usable as a bench jeweler there are tips and tricks to all but are really wonderful to work with once you understand the rules.

I hope you have fun learning these wonderful materials!
Christine