1. Assuming 14 = 14K “No K is a no know”. Karat laws do not govern items marked without a “K” (14YS vs. 14KYS). So if a solder is not stamped with a “K” the number is no indication of the true gold content. 2. Thinking lower karat = lower temperature Lower karat does not […]
1. Not using a beaker Chemical beakers are designed to hold harsh chemicals and will not react with or contaminate plating solutions or the rinse water, where other containers can. 2. Using a karat gold anode Colored gold plating solutions (14K, 18K, Pink etc.) require the use of an insoluble stainless steel anode. Using any […]
This easy-to-operate furnace has a high-temperature ceramic chamber, enabling extended casting time. The digital regulator, with built-in auto stabilizer, offers precise temperature control and maintenance. Use this unit to melt down precious metals and jewelry; such as, gold and silver; and base metals: copper, zinc, tin, aluminum, and more. Each unit Includes tongs, a graphite […]
Having the right jewelry making tools and supplies makes things so much easier. Without them, being a jeweler would be almost unimaginable and much more challenging. With them, however, not only can you accomplish the task much more time-efficiently, but also shape the gems in various different ways and styles. Still not sure whether you […]
The jewelry industry, although prestigious and honorable, is not without its own set of problems. Although we don’t claim to have all the answers by any means, discussing them serves a great purpose – bringing us closer to finding them. So with that in mind, what are the top 3 toughest challenges faced by the […]
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