I have made lots of sterling silver bezels but I am trying to
figure out how to make the same with gold. It is not the same. I
melted a few pieces so I am learning the hard way.
I also had trouble the last time I tried to solder a gold bezel onto
sterling silver. I figured that in my case it was because I prefer
to only use hard solder, and also because I can’t afford gold sheet
the same thickness as the sterling sheet I normally make my bezels
from. Therefore the gold was quite thin by comparison, and the gold
bezel was melting before everything came up to a high enough
temperature for my hard solder to melt. So next time, I’ll be using a
lower temperature solder.
I want to make a bezel for a 20mm round stone using 14 karat pink
gold. Should I use a charcoal block? Should I quench it right away
with water or air cool it. I heard it might get brittle if air
Hopefully someone else will answer this, but is it the same as rose
gold, which is best quenched in alcohol rather than water?