With Peter Johns
If you haven’t utilized Argentium silver ahead of, you’re lacking out. In this episode, we communicate with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the interesting story guiding the generation of this material, and he solutions some of our jewellers top rated queries about performing with Argentium, sharing suggestions for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sharpening, and considerably additional.
These days 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 determine to invent this new content? (7:40)
When was it ready to promote? (14:47)
What are the rewards of working with Argentium silver? (18:40)
What is the big difference concerning 925 and 940? (28:33)
What is the best way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)
Can you share any recommendations for soldering Argentium? (40:17)
Can you cast Argentium? (47:56)
How do you endorse heat hardening? (50:49)
What are your suggestions for sharpening and finishing Argentium? (55:45)
How to understand far more about Argentium (1:00:37)
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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s world-vast patented technology and for that reason has the longest association with the enterprise. He provides realistic knowledge as a silversmith, with a distinctive insight into silver generation from both of those craft and industrial producing views.
Peter experienced and worked as a silversmith for twelve a long time and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. All through his apprenticeship he received a Gold Medal at The Intercontinental Apprentice Competitors, as well as many awards for craftsmanship. His masterpiece to gain the Liberty of The Goldsmiths’ Enterprise was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross employed at Canterbury Cathedral. Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Experienced Goldsmiths. As a result of his investigation into silver alloys, he has designed intercontinental hyperlinks and functioning relationships with main producing firms.
By his perform as a lecturer in the College of Art & Style and design at Middlesex College (United kingdom), he commenced his initial investigate into blocking firestain in sterling silver, which led to the progress of Argentium Silver. His even further analysis at the College discovered that alongside firestain resistance, Argentium alloys screen a array of other exceptional attributes including tarnish resistance, special hardening qualities, the capacity to be fused to by itself and other metals and staying hypoallergenic.
Peter is at this time a specialist for Argentium Intercontinental Limited – directing solution improvement for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also dependable for advertising and marketing the technological rewards of Argentium Silver through lectures, displays and useful demonstrations across the globe, such as presenting his investigate at the environment-well-known Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, Usa