I wander if someone can give me some advice on Soldering white gold.
I work mainly in Silver and occasionally solder 9ct gold to silver.
Some friends recently asked me if I would make their wedding rings,
which I was really happy to do and am making them as their wedding
present. They are having basic D shaped bands in 18ct white gold.
His band is about 2mm thick x 6mm wide and hers is about 1.5 x 4mm.
I’m finding it more difficult than I thought to get the join right.
I’ve made sure it’s completely clean, got the joins as exact as I can
by trying to file them to join perfectly and also by cutting through
with a fine blade, but once I’ve soldered there is always a tiny
little hairline on one side where it hasn’t joined properly. I’ve
tried about 6 times now and at the rate I’m going I’m going to end up
forking out for more gold.
I did have a look through the archives but couldn’t really find any
thing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I need help!