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  1. I guess no oxide layer if that is the case...

    I guess no oxide layer if that is the case (unless polishing got hot enough!).

    We're actually thinking it may have not been a mark from the ring and actually just an indent where it was sat...
  2. Hi Caroline, yes you're right, sorry I should...

    Hi Caroline, yes you're right, sorry I should have said that while I am completely new to jewellery, I am not really new to playing with various metals and quite a lot of my work is with electronics,...
  3. It would have been wise to practise before...

    It would have been wise to practise before wouldn't it?!! Not my style though sadly, I'm still not that wise.

    Thanks for the advice though guys, the ring is now finished and it all worked just...
  4. Finishing a Solitaire ring and Argentium hardening

    Afternoon all, I'm after a bit of advice to finish a ring. I've never done anything like this, so I'm completely new and completely new to the materials involved. I've near enough finished the ring,...
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    Thanks all for the kind words and suggestions....

    Thanks all for the kind words and suggestions. Dowel is the idea isn't it I think, I can't remember why I didn't really consider that. I think because a small dowel wouldn't stay central when making...
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    Silver Fish Necklace

    Just thought I'd document my first foray in to jewellery making (and casting for that matter). The fish on the left is my copy of the original piece on the right. The necklace is one my mum has had...
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    Thanks all for the input, really nice to not be...

    Thanks all for the input, really nice to not be alone on this! I'll have a good read from those suggestions.

    Josef, as I won't be selling the pieces I didn't mind not reaching the 95% purity, and...
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    Platinum Alloy Help

    So I had the wise idea of making a platinum engagement ring and a couple of wedding bands... I've never done any jewellery making before, but I do work in electronics and am an amateur blacksmith, so...
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