Introduction to Precious Metals

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Subtitle: "Metallurgy for Jewelers and Silversmiths"

Author Mark Grimwade has devoted more than three decades to the study of the behavior of precious metals and their alloys. As a consultant to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and the World Gold Council, among others, he has been at the forefront of technical development. As a professor at London University, he has honed his skills of making complicated phenomena accessible to non-scientists.

In this impressive expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1985 book, students and professional artists working in metal will find answers to questions that have plagued them for years.
  • 10" by 7-1/2" inches
  • Hard cover with dust jacket
  • ISBN 978-1-929565-30-6
  • Shipping weight 2.2 lbs.
Art Jewelry Magazine Review of Introduction to Precious Metals, Mettalurgy for Jewelers and Silversmiths
Addie Kidd, May 2010

"The original incarnation of this book, which appeared in 1985, contained detailed information about precious metals that was available nowhere else. When it went out of print, jewelers mourned. Now it's back, revamped, and packed with even more information. The culmination of more than 30 years of experience that Mark Grimwade acquired while teaching metallurgy to jewelers and silversmiths, the text is scientific yet never confusing. Every bit of technical information, highlighted with photographs, illustrations, and charts, is presented with an eye toward practical applications. It demystifies processes like granulation, work-hardening, casting, and even tarnishing. Readers will learn which type of solder join is the strongest and why the edges of sheet metal can crack when put through a rolling mill. Explains complex concepts in a common language way that is understandable to all goldsmiths."
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