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Stuller’s Top 5 Platinum Questions Answered

Tips on all things platinum: soldering, polishing, and more

What’s not to love about platinum? It’s the densest of the precious metals, can stand up to a lifetime of everyday wear, and is even hypoallergenic, making it a perfect pick for any bride. Take the time to become a platinum expert. As you master working with platinum, you can also read more…

Dust Today, Gold Tomorrow

How to maximize your gold recovery returns

Though not quite as extraordinary as say, interstellar cosmic dust or remnants from a shooting star, dust in your store can reap unexpected rewards. In day-to-day activities like buffing, polishing, grinding, and so on, specks of fine metal dust can be spread here and there around your work space. Collecting this accumulation of dust and precious read more…

Feature Friday – Steve Miller

The Army veteran turned tools pro

I’ve always wanted to do something different. I wanted to see the world and what it had to offer. That’s how I ended up in the U.S. Army. I served on active duty for about 12 years and then spent time in the Reserves for a total of 22 years. read more…

Rhodium Plating – Your Questions Answered

Tips on how to successfully plate, dispose of solution, and more

Keep your process simple. This is the key to getting a great finish on your rhodium plating. But before you begin, remember the Golden Rule: If it’s not clean, it won’t plate. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the first orders of business are to — Polish the piece read more…

FROM THE FORUMS

Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right question. 

We’ve selected a couple of recently asked questions from our forums on Benchjeweler.com and Stuller.com and asked our Team to weigh in. Here are some of their most used bench techniques to help you out!   Hello. I was wondering if anyone else has been having problems with rose gold solder or read more…

Color By Rouges

What works best

Rouges are a must on any jeweler’s bench. They buff and polish, smooth and shine. There are many colors with even more uses, but no perfectly right answer. See rouges are subjective with each jeweler choosing what works best for them. Just how many rouges does it take to get read more…

The Perfect Polish

How anyone can do it in three stages

If you have the typical shop, chances are pretty good that you have a multitude of jewelry buffs and polishing compounds lying around. And sometimes sales associates come into the shop to buff something for a waiting customer— that’s enough to send chills down a shop manager’s spine! Often the wrong compound is used read more…