With Peter Johns
If you have not employed Argentium silver before, you’re lacking out. In this episode, we discuss with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the intriguing tale driving the development of this substance, and he responses some of our jewellers prime questions about doing the job with Argentium, sharing suggestions for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, polishing, and a great deal far more.
Right now we’ll be conversing with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)
How did you turn out to be a maker? (2:53)
Why did you come to a decision to invent this new content? (7:40)
When was it ready to sell? (14:47)
What are the advantages of employing Argentium silver? (18:40)
What is the change in between 925 and 940? (28:33)
What is the greatest way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)
Can you share any tips for soldering Argentium? (40:17)
Can you forged Argentium? (47:56)
How do you endorse warmth hardening? (50:49)
What are your ideas for sharpening and finishing Argentium? (55:45)
How to study extra about Argentium (1:00:37)
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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s entire world-broad patented know-how and thus has the longest affiliation with the business enterprise. He delivers simple encounter as a silversmith, with a one of a kind insight into silver creation from the two craft and industrial manufacturing views.
Peter trained and labored as a silversmith for twelve years and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Throughout his apprenticeship he gained a Gold Medal at The International Apprentice Opposition, as nicely as many awards for craftsmanship. His masterpiece to get the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Business was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross applied at Canterbury Cathedral. Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Experienced Goldsmiths. By way of his research into silver alloys, he has designed international one-way links and performing relationships with main producing providers.
By his function as a lecturer in the School of Artwork & Structure at Middlesex University (British isles), he began his preliminary investigate into preventing firestain in sterling silver, which led to the progress of Argentium Silver. His even further investigation at the College revealed that along with firestain resistance, Argentium alloys exhibit a selection of other exceptional characteristics such as tarnish resistance, exclusive hardening attributes, the ability to be fused to itself and other metals and currently being hypoallergenic.
Peter is at this time a consultant for Argentium Global Restricted – directing product or service growth for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also responsible for promoting the complex added benefits of Argentium Silver by means of lectures, displays and practical demonstrations across the globe, which includes presenting his analysis at the earth-famed Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, United states of america