With Peter Johns
If you have not applied Argentium silver just before, you are missing out. In this episode, we talk with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the interesting story guiding the development of this content, and he solutions some of our jewellers leading thoughts about operating with Argentium, sharing tips for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sharpening, and considerably far more.
Right now we’ll be speaking with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)
How did you come to be a maker? (2:53)
Why did you decide to invent this new material? (7:40)
When was it ready to provide? (14:47)
What are the gains of working with Argentium silver? (18:40)
What is the variation involving 925 and 940? (28:33)
What is the finest way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)
Can you share any tips for soldering Argentium? (40:17)
Can you forged Argentium? (47:56)
How do you advocate heat hardening? (50:49)
What are your ideas for sprucing and ending Argentium? (55:45)
How to master much more about Argentium (1:00:37)
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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s entire world-wide patented technology and therefore has the longest affiliation with the enterprise. He provides functional encounter as a silversmith, with a special insight into silver generation from both of those craft and industrial manufacturing perspectives.
Peter qualified and worked as a silversmith for twelve a long time and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Organization of Goldsmiths. Throughout his apprenticeship he received a Gold Medal at The Worldwide Apprentice Opposition, as nicely as many awards for craftsmanship. His masterpiece to achieve the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Firm was a silver cross, which is now the Processional Cross applied at Canterbury Cathedral. Peter is also a Fellow of The Institute of Experienced Goldsmiths. By means of his analysis into silver alloys, he has designed international back links and functioning associations with major producing businesses.
Through his perform as a lecturer in the University of Artwork & Design and style at Middlesex College (Uk), he commenced his initial investigation into stopping firestain in sterling silver, which led to the enhancement of Argentium Silver. His more investigate at the College uncovered that alongside firestain resistance, Argentium alloys show a selection of other superior attributes like tarnish resistance, distinctive hardening houses, the means to be fused to by itself and other metals and being hypoallergenic.
Peter is at present a expert for Argentium International Constrained – directing item growth for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also responsible for advertising and marketing the technological benefits of Argentium Silver via lectures, presentations and useful demonstrations throughout the globe, which includes presenting his research at the world-well-known Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, United states of america