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Palladium - Whites Next Move - By Tina Wojtkielo

Its no secret that palladium has captured the attention of the industry. In 2005, purchase of palladium for jewelry use worldwide shot up by 54 percent, according to Johnson Mattheys Platinum 2006, and this past year has seen a proliferation of articles and seminars about the platinum group metal --...

Tags: | Metals | Palladium Fabrication |

Creating a Traditional 950 Palladium and Diamond Ring - By Mark B. Mann

This ring design provides an excellent example for gemstone setting and working characteristics of 950 palladium. The superior white color of the alloy, its malleability and overall strength provide a sound and secure setting for the treasured gemstone and the diamonds that will last for...

Tags: | Palladium Fabrication | Stone Setting |

Reticulation Notes - By Charles Lewton-Brain

Reticulation produces lovely textured surfaces that appear very 'natural' and can be controlled to produce specific patterns with practice. Used extensively by craft and art jewelers in the 1960's and early 70's in North America it lost fashionability in the 80's. It provides textured sheet metal...

Tags: | Reticulation |

Using a Millimeter Gauge to Place Gems for Graver Setting - By Gary Dawson

Meticulous planning and tedious layout are a big part of a goldsmiths life at the bench. It usually pays dividends to thoughtfully plan gemstone layout for graver setting. If youre off by just 0.1 mm in one direction or another, you can sometimes visually ruin the aesthetics of an expensive project...

Tags: | Stone Setting | Bench Tips & Tricks |

Industrial Liquid Enamels - How to Mix Them - By Woodrow Carpenter

Industrial liquid enamel is a versatile material. It can be used as a base coat, directly on the metal, or as subsequent coats. It can be used to coat one side at a time, or both sides at the same time. It can be applied by pouring, dipping, daubing with a brush, spraying, ear syringe, and more....

Tags: | Enameling |

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