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[Source] Polarium - magnetic platinum alloy


#1

I am fascinated with Steven Kretchmer’s magnetic platinum alloy
Polarium, and would like to use it in a design. Is it available as
sheet or grain from a metals supplier? I’ve checked a few websites
and haven’t found it.


#2

I think the alloy is created in a magnetic field, and the process is
patented. You won’t be finding it at Hoover and strong or stuller -
that’s for sure.


#3
I am fascinated with Steven Kretchmer's magnetic platinum alloy
Polarium, and would like to use it in a design. 

I believe the alloy is patented.


#4

Polarium is indeed patented. Steven strongly encouraged research so
for anyone interested, you’ll find the details under US Patent
#6,869,567.

I’m not aware of Polarium’s availability in any form other than
finished jewelry designed by Steven but I’d suggest inquiring
directly. Try http://www.stevenkretchmer.com for contact info.

Steven & Alma, my love, admiration and eternal gratitude to you
both; you’re still with us in spirit…

Jeanette


#5

Wow! I just had a great tour round Steven Kretchmer’s website. He
certainly has some innovative ideas. I know stackable rings have
been a big thing, done by many people but I really love the idea of
his “halos” with personal messages and secret diamonds, held together
by the outside rings made with his Polarium platinum alloy. Really
attractive and very special for the wearer.

Helen
UK


#6

Peter emailed me;

tragically, the correct verb is "had". Past tense.

then I looked back at Jeanette’s post;

Steven & Alma, my love, admiration and eternal gratitude to you
both; you're still with us in spirit... 

I should have paid more attention to Jeanette’s post, rather than
just following the link. What a tragic loss indeed.

I’m aware of Neissing’s work with tension set jewellery (and I do
like much of their work) but somehow Steven’s designs had a little
something extra - perhaps a little humour or personality.

It’s very sad indeed when you find a designer you really admire, and
you look forward to watching what they come up with in the future,
only to find that they are no longer with us. It must be even more
difficult for those here who knew Steven and Alma.

Helen (humbled)
UK