With Peter Johns

If you have not applied Argentium silver just before, you are missing out. In this episode, we communicate with the inventor of Argentium silver himself, Peter Johns. Peter shares the intriguing tale at the rear of the generation of this substance, and he solutions some of our jewellers top rated concerns about operating with Argentium, sharing recommendations for soldering, fusing Argentium with gold, hardening, sprucing, and a great deal extra.

Episode Description:

  • Nowadays we’ll be conversing with Peter Johns, the inventor of Argentium silver (1:25)

  • How did you come to be a maker? (2:53)

  • Why did you make a decision to invent this new substance? (7:40)

  • When was it ready to market? (14:47)

  • What are the advantages of applying Argentium silver? (18:40)

  • What is the difference among 925 and 940? (28:33)

  • What is the ideal way to fuse Argentium with gold? (38:32)

  • Can you share any suggestions for soldering Argentium? (40:17)

  • Can you solid Argentium? (47:56)

  • How do you propose heat hardening? (50:49)

  • What are your recommendations for sharpening and finishing Argentium? (55:45)

  • How to understand much more about Argentium (1:00:37)

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Peter is the named inventor of Argentium Silver’s globe-huge patented technological know-how and as a result has the longest association with the enterprise.  He delivers functional working experience as a silversmith, with a distinctive perception into silver creation from equally craft and industrial producing views. 

 

Peter trained and labored as a silversmith for twelve decades and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Firm of Goldsmiths.  For the duration of his apprenticeship he won a Gold Medal at The Worldwide Apprentice Competitors, as effectively as a number of awards for craftsmanship.  His masterpiece to gain the Flexibility of The Goldsmiths’ Enterprise 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 way of his study into silver alloys, he has created global back links and performing interactions with top production firms.

 

As a result of his work as a lecturer in the College of Art & Structure at Middlesex University (Uk), he began his initial investigation into protecting against firestain in sterling silver, which led to the advancement of Argentium Silver.  His even more study at the University unveiled that together with firestain resistance, Argentium alloys display a assortment of other excellent characteristics including tarnish resistance, special hardening houses, the capability to be fused to by itself and other metals and getting hypoallergenic.

 

Peter is currently a consultant for Argentium Intercontinental Confined – directing item improvement for Argentium Silver alloys.He is also accountable for selling the complex added benefits of Argentium Silver through lectures, shows and sensible demonstrations across the globe, including presenting his study at the planet-renowned Santa Fe Symposium, held in Albuquerque, United states