Tag Results: metals

Platinum — Your 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…

Which Cleaner Does What?

Explaining your jewelry care line

When I talk to jewelers, there is a growing understanding of the importance of offering their customers products for at-home jewelry care. Your customers are sophisticated and recognize that their jewelry purchases represent significant investment that needs to be cared for appropriately. In addition, they are well versed in the read more…

Casting Pro

Step by step guide to getting the most out of your cast

Casting blends old and new in truly remarkable fashion. Our industry is constantly changing, adapting ancient techniques to modern technology. So, we’ve asked our experts to walk us through lost wax casting: STEP 1. PATTERN Wax patterns are made by one of the following ways: carving, build-up, hand forming, or mold read more…

STILL GOING GREEN

SCS Certified times four

We’ve always been conscious of the environment and our impact on it. Throughout our 46-year tenure, we’ve made strides to be conservative in all areas – energy, water and waste management, recyclables, etc. And we’re proud to add one more to our belt. We’ve recently undergone an audit by the read more…

Mad About Metals

Learn all about gold from expert Sara Boudreaux

First Impressions My earliest memories of gold stem from the old Bugs Bunny cartoons. I loved when Bugs asked to use the “tell-E-O-phone” and received the massive pile of gold coins. I knew that pirates searched for buried treasure, which was, again, chests filled to the brim with gold coins. read more…

Findings, Findings, Found!

Find out why the new catalog is a must-have

By now, you’ve probably seen Stuller’s 2016 – 2017 Findings and Metals Catalog. Perhaps you’ve even perused it at length, pausing to oooh and ahhh over all the great new product. Hopefully, you’ve entered the Findings Catalog Contest, where you can win a $500 Stuller credit just by showing us read more…

Metals Tips to Make Your Life Easier

The newest Stullerhack simplifies a tricky task

If you’ve been following our Stullerhacks, you’ve had a pretty good sampling of neat tricks of the trade. Today, I’ll show you how to sort white metals you might have mixed up.

Items we’re head-over-heels for (Part III)

Stuller's bench team shares their favorite products

Swissbacks™ are among my favorite items. Each one is carefully engineered to flip up, securing the earring in place. No need for bothersome backs now!   I love our recently revised 14kt and 18kt palladium metal options. They now meet European nickel standards so they’re  perfect for those customers who are read more…

Wishing P4 Would Go Away?

Stuller’s Corporate Metallurgist shares his tips to help you deal with this challenging metal

ABI Precious Metals in Carson, California, invented a metal mixture containing four precious metals in the alloy: silver, palladium, gold, and platinum. Though ABI doesn’t disclose the actual chemistry, they allow purchasers freedom to call the metal whatever they wish! Star Ring, Inc. of California trademarked Platina 4 as the read more…