Monday, August 6, 2012

How Scrap Platinum can be used to make Jewelry

By: Tamara  
When it comes to making jewelry, scrap platinum is one of the several precious metals that can be used for this highly technical task. Nowadays, platinum is being used for many purposes and this makes it one of the most readily available types of valuable scrap metal around. Items such as electronic components and engine parts for vehicles are among the common sources that contain this valuable metal. Therefore, knowing how to use scrap platinum to make jewelry is an important aspect that should be learnt as it has the potential to be a lucrative income generating venture. However, in order to use platinum to make jewelry the process of extracting it from some of the aforementioned sources is the first task that has to be accomplished. This is basically done with the use of chemicals such as aqua regia or sulfuric acid which dissolve out platinum from items that contain the precious metal. After extracting the metal, the process of smelting it is the next and most important step. Tools such as furnaces and crucibles are essential for this task and the main aim is to heat the metal and obtain its molten form without contamination. Once this is completed, the final step is to carve out a piece of platinum jewelry and this can be done by pouring the mold onto a piece of engraved metal so as to get the shape and design of jewelry that you desire. While this may sound easy, the entire process requires a lot of skill and so it is recommend that that you seek assistance from experienced smelters.

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Christina Cruz said...

Some of my favorite jewelry is made from scrap metals. Do you have any pictures of platinum jewelry? I would love to see some. Thanks for sharing.

Redruby said...

have not seen a platinum jewelry yet..visiting sis!

emzkie said...

platinum jewelries are very expensive this days, its more valuable than gold! my husband business is buying and selling scrap platinum, makes really good money. =)

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Author said...

Sounds really interesting. I love Platinum jewelries. If only that easy. I guess investing the equipment will be the first step.

jheylo said...

creating jewelries requires talent because it's delicate. I think I've see it at "How it's made" show sometime ago. and it's really cool. it takes hard work to make it but every thing pays off after they see the finish product of it. Jewelry is woman's best friend especially diamonds.

grace said...

yes, we can make a lot from scrap!! I want try wearing aluminum jewelry fr a change...

Jessica Cassidy said...

I like to wear jewlery but am not sure if I have one that is made form platinum :-)

genny said...

It is true indeed from scrap you can make a lot of things...

beauty tips for women said...

I am not so into jewelries , but if I do have or buy one, I always favor silver and platinum as I find gold very attention grabber. This scrap platinum jewelry seemed interesting. I wanna check out some of its finish products.

marie said...

I haven't try it, I well try that.exactly you can make a lot of stuff from platinum made.

sir rob said...

Indeed, platinum is one of those gorgeous metals but you have to take care of them as well.

Brian Young said...

I am a scrap platinum buyer online, and I do that because I love remodeling the scrap platinum jewelries I bought to create a new design. I have made two identical skull rings for me and my wife and another two bands for my boys. I love that metal,not because of it's rarity but because it's durability as well. And platinum, in its purest form, is one of the only naturally occurring white precious metals that will not tarnish.

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