We’ve covered gold, silver, and platinum. But how do all of these different metals work within the components of jewelry design? We take you through each step of the process from molding to polish and talk about how these metals vary within each step of the process. To ensure we don’t overlook any details we brought in our production manager, Paul Hartman, to join in on the conversation.

00:00:00 Peeing in the pool

00:40:00 All about metals from a jewelry production standpoint

01:43:00 If you would like to get know more about Paul you can listen to his interview here: https://soundcloud.com/user-141776549-657959872/productionwithpaul

02:13:00 Starting out at the beginning of the process – molding

03:17:00 Gypsum used as the investment

04:46:00 What is the casting temperate

06:06:00 Cleanliness

07:30:00 Is there a lot of difference in casting between the metals?

08:10:00 Why do we like using nickel in white gold?

10:41:00 Clipping off the tree

10:55:00 The trunk of the tree

12:48:00 Polish

16:11:00 How long is the process from casting to polish?

18:21:00 Setting

24:38:00 Plating

26:37:00 Durability of silver with tarnish on it

27:60:50 Black rhodium

28:38:00 [Story time] Cyanide bomb

24:43:00 Caustic chemicals involved with metals

31:23:50 What is the most important step in plating?

34:19:00 Wear and durability

36:17:00 Stone in place casting

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