Alloying Gold for Granulation
An alloy is by definition a mixture of two or more metals to create different strengths and colors. For granulation, the following formula is preferred. It is important to start with pure metals. Even trace amounts of impurities can result in flaws in the metal.
Preparing & Measuring Alloys
For granulation, the following formula is preferred:
- Pure Copper 0.5 dwt ( Fig. 1)
- Fine Silver 1.5 dwt ( Fig. 2)
- 24kt Gold 22 dwt (Fig. 3)
The quantity of 22kt produced is 24 dtw total weight. If using a tray to weigh, be sure to reset the scale to zero with the tray before adding the metal.
0.5 dwt Pure Copper
1.5 dwt Fine Silver
22 dwt 24kt Pure Gold.