With Peter Johns
If you have not utilised Argentium silver prior to, you are lacking out. In this episode, we talk with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the fascinating story at the rear of the development of this material, and he solutions some of our jewellers top inquiries about performing with Argentium, sharing ideas for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sprucing, and much more.
Now we’ll be talking with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)
How did you develop into a maker? (2:53)
Why did you make a decision to invent this new substance? (7:40)
When was it all set to provide? (14:47)
What are the gains of using Argentium silver? (18:40)
What is the change among 925 and 940? (28:33)
What is the best way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)
Can you share any guidelines for soldering Argentium? (40:17)
Can you solid Argentium? (47:56)
How do you endorse heat hardening? (50:49)
What are your guidelines for sharpening and ending Argentium? (55:45)
How to find out a lot more about Argentium (1:00:37)
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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s planet-extensive patented technological know-how and hence has the longest affiliation with the business enterprise. He brings functional expertise as a silversmith, with a special perception into silver production from both equally craft and industrial producing perspectives.
Peter properly trained and labored as a silversmith for twelve decades and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Firm of Goldsmiths. For the duration of his apprenticeship he gained a Gold Medal at The Worldwide Apprentice Level of competition, as well as various awards for craftsmanship. His masterpiece to get the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Organization was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross utilised at Canterbury Cathedral. Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths. By his study into silver alloys, he has developed worldwide back links and operating relationships with primary production firms.
By way of his do the job as a lecturer in the School of Art & Style at Middlesex College (Uk), he started his initial research into stopping firestain in sterling silver, which led to the advancement of Argentium Silver. His even more exploration at the University exposed that along with firestain resistance, Argentium alloys show a assortment of other superior characteristics such as tarnish resistance, distinctive hardening houses, the skill to be fused to alone and other metals and being hypoallergenic.
Peter is at this time a advisor for Argentium Worldwide Minimal – directing item development for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also liable for advertising the technological added benefits of Argentium Silver by way of lectures, displays and sensible demonstrations across the world, which include presenting his analysis at the environment-famous Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, United states of america