Explaining the science behind the art that we all know and love.
We aim to help customers, store agents understand better and bench-top jewellers achieve more.
Sterling Silver Globe constructed by Granulation
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The science of noble metals explained simply... for everyone
Whether you're making intricate pieces, selling or buying them on the shop floor, or developing jewelry materials and techniques for the future, understanding the principles of what jewelry is made of, how it's made, and why the materials behave as they do is essential.
At JewelryScience.com, we aim to explain these principles in quick, easy-to-understand 3-5 minute reads with minimal jargon. Any we do use are highlighted in italics! We're a group of metallurgists and artisans who specialize in precious metals and want to share our knowledge.
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Metallurgy for the Jeweller
We've split up all the science of metals (metallurgy) into 6 key topics relevant to jewelry. They cover the fundamentals of metallurgy, to what each material is made of (alloys), and what the future of metallurgy may hold for jewelry design and manufacture.
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Want to understand more how materials behave from their structure at the atomic level. Here is a brief introduction to the underlying principles of metallurgy – the scienfitic study of metals and their properties. We've come a long way since the bronze age!
Heard of 3D printing? Powder processing and Metal Injection Molding? Bulk Metallic Glasses? There are many exciting areas of development that could soon reach the jewelry bench and your wrist.
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