Gem Junkies

Production with Paul = Metals

August 27, 2020 Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth. Season 3 Episode 12
Gem Junkies
Production with Paul = Metals
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Gem Junkies
Production with Paul = Metals
Aug 27, 2020 Season 3 Episode 12
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.

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

Show Notes

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