With Peter Johns
If you haven’t used Argentium silver ahead of, you’re missing out. In this episode, we chat with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the interesting story driving the creation of this substance, and he responses some of our jewellers best issues about functioning with Argentium, sharing guidelines for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sharpening, and a great deal additional.
Now we’ll be conversing with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)
How did you develop into a maker? (2:53)
Why did you choose to invent this new content? (7:40)
When was it completely ready to offer? (14:47)
What are the advantages of making use of Argentium silver? (18:40)
What is the variance amongst 925 and 940? (28:33)
What is the finest way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)
Can you share any strategies for soldering Argentium? (40:17)
Can you solid Argentium? (47:56)
How do you endorse heat hardening? (50:49)
What are your guidelines for polishing and ending Argentium? (55:45)
How to discover extra about Argentium (1:00:37)
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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s entire world-extensive patented know-how and thus has the longest affiliation with the organization. He brings realistic practical experience as a silversmith, with a one of a kind insight into silver production from both craft and industrial manufacturing views.
Peter experienced and worked as a silversmith for twelve several years and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Through his apprenticeship he gained a Gold Medal at The Intercontinental Apprentice Levels of competition, as well as numerous awards for craftsmanship. His masterpiece to attain the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Firm was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross used at Canterbury Cathedral. Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Skilled Goldsmiths. By means of his investigate into silver alloys, he has created global back links and operating interactions with primary producing providers.
Through his do the job as a lecturer in the Faculty of Artwork & Style at Middlesex University (United kingdom), he commenced his initial research into preventing firestain in sterling silver, which led to the enhancement of Argentium Silver. His even more research at the College discovered that along with firestain resistance, Argentium alloys display a selection of other top-quality characteristics like tarnish resistance, exceptional hardening houses, the capacity to be fused to alone and other metals and being hypoallergenic.
Peter is at this time a consultant for Argentium Global Minimal – directing solution growth for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also responsible for selling the specialized rewards of Argentium Silver by way of lectures, displays and simple demonstrations across the globe, together with presenting his study at the planet-famed Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, United states of america