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Working Titanium - By Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl

Because titanium behaves somewhat differently than the standard metals in the goldsmith's workshop some special attention to its working is in order here. When sawing, begin the cut with a very light stroke, and increase the pressure only when the blade has securely caught. The sawblade can be...

Tags: | Metals | Fabrication |

Channel Setting Bezel Pulling Pliers # 111-137 - By Steve Satow

These pliers are used to pull back bezels on channel set rings. This allows you to drop in the stones without thinning the edge to allow the stone to drop in. It works especially well with the continuous channel method that the all-set tool creates. Mark the bottom jaws about 0.25 in from the...

Tags: | Customize Your Tools |

950 Palladium: Emerging White Metal of Choice - By Mark B. Mann

Of late, an increasing number of white precious metal alloys have been introduced into the jewelry marketplace in answer to industry cries for a true white counterpart to the ever popular yellow gold. The search has been on for a workable white alloy that stays white, is hypoallergenic and priced...

Tags: | Metals |

Create Multiple Gemstone Earrings Using Pulse-Arc-Welding Technology - By Mark B. Mann

For this project, the No. 1 tip was used with the ABI Pulse Arc Welder. Five tips come with the unit giving the user multiple choices for the wide variety of welding applications commonly encountered by bench jeweler generalists. Periodically, the electrode and ceramic collar need reshaping.... ...

Tags: | Fusing & Welding |

A Discipline Transforming Computer Design of Jewelry - By Susanne Heuer

Although jewelry design by goldsmiths and designers is characterized by unique pieces, unlike the industrial production of jewelry, ever greater numbers of jewelry designers are starting to tap the possibilities of computer-assisted design technology. This does not take away any of the value of the...

Tags: | CAD/CAM |

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