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Mating gold plated jewely and brass? Answered

I'm working on a simple little design for a present where I have this cheap gold plated signet ring and I'm going to be taking a small portion of those spiral shavings from a piece of brass stock and creating an Archimedean spiral pattern which needs to mate with the face of the ring. The inner metal of the ring is unknown, and due to the thinness of both materials welding seems out of the question. How should I mate these two objects together?

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

Gold hard solder them for a real jewellery solution

You may get away with very small amounts of silver solder as a much cheaper option.

use borax as a flux.

Unless the ring is very light indicating an aluminium alloy I would expect it to be either brass or nickle.

Silver solder works well on the gold plating.