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Working with platinum sterling alloy


#1

I may have missed a post somewhere… but I would like anyone’s
thoughts on working with ABI Precious metals 1%, 3.5%, and 5%
PT/925. I am thinking of trying some out, and well? Alternatives?


#2

I’ll try again,

Any thoughts from anyone on working with Platinum Sterling 1% ,3.5,%
5%. Working properties, anything? Is it more hype at the price sold?
Or is there merit in it? Has anyone worked with it?

As always In advance
Thank You


#3
Any thoughts from anyone on working with Platinum Sterling
1%,3.5,% 5%. Working properties, anything? Is it more hype at the
price sold? Or is there merit in it? Has anyone worked with it? 

I work with platinized silver, but I make my own. I tried once 5%
from ABI. It is ok, but not great. My biggest complaint is that
alloy develops some kind of a film under multiple soldering, the same
way argentium does. I suspect that they use Germanium in addition to
platinum. If you are not going to have multi solderings it is
probably ok. I am not going to recommend it, because it depends on
what you do with it. It may work for simple things.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#4

Hmmmm. Has anybody tried enameling on platinum/silver?

Jo Haemer


#5

Hi,

I having been using Platinum silver for more than five years. From
1% to 5% Pt silver.The only problem from the begining is homogeneous
issue. Pt tends to separate from sterling silver but over time
everything is working fine. I dont encounter others problems like
this “film” as suggested by our friend here.But even it happens,i
believe it will be like “fire scale” which can be remove by
polishing.I produce a bracelets and necklaces which needs a lot of
soldering.

The beauty about pt silver is it last 3 times longer than normal
sterling silver it term of tranish resistance.I have samples which
is more than 3 years old and it is still a “beautiful” in color.

Moreover,it helps to sell when you refer your jewelry as "platinum"
silver.

It can be consider as “new metal” and it sells very well. Right now,
palladium is added along with platinum which works wonder! and it is
cheaper…

stepfan chong


#6

Hi,

Hmmmm. Has anybody tried enameling on platinum/silver? 

No problem,just like silver or gold. Do whatever you like.

stepfan chong