Would one use white or yellow gold solder to put a white gold
peg-head on a yellow gold shank? Wouldn't you have to be careful
of the solder running on to the wrong color metal?
hi bob, this guy uses soft yellow, the heat conductivity and
melting point of the white gold head affect the solder so it is
not very anxious to run all over. it will if you use too much
solder, get things too hot or don't prepare the joint properly.
to prepare the joint one drills an undersize hole for the peg
and then chamfers the hole with a ball or hart bur that is about
twice the size of the hole. prepare the peg by lightly filing
the corners press the peg into the hole an then solder. be sur
there is no 'air' between the head and ring. these past few
years i've taken to using those specially made tweezers that
clamp the head and ring tgether while soldering, they also act
as a heat sink so it is almost impossible to melt your prongs.
don't waste your money on the made in india tweezer. now, if
some solder does run onto your prongs, polish them and the
solder real nice with end brushes. if you're really
parrrrrticular rhodium plate them. have fun