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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    I retired from the store where I worked after some physical issues made it necessary. Now I make things on a small scale basis, mainly for people that I know.
    I'll put up a gallery of some stuff just to give an idea of what I do. I spent 35 years doing custom work of all kinds in all sorts of materials, the last 10 with a high end store that had a shop that just served the store. Lots of gold and platinum and all sorts of precious stones.
    Please do. I'd love to see it.

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    +1 on the gallery


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    Yup, I'd love to see it too!
    OD, Platinum doesn't tend to age well. Unlike gold and silver, it's basically impossible to "buff" scratches out. Once it gets beaten up, it's likely that way forever. I'm sure Spike will agree.
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    Well, as it is fairly soft butt tough, it can be burnished back to smoothness. With a polished, hard burnisher made of hard steel or agate the surface can be smoothed and left quite bright. If left alone, it develops "patina"!
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    Does "patina" translate to "character", which translates to "scuff marks"?
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    it depends! Is a patina on a knife corrosion? or character?
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    Yeah Spike, you know us(kinda)! Let's see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpikeC View Post
    Well, as it is fairly soft butt tough, it can be burnished back to smoothness. With a polished, hard burnisher made of hard steel or agate the surface can be smoothed and left quite bright. If left alone, it develops "patina"!
    ***?

    Does white gold also develop "patina! ???

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    I believe Blue Nile does a lot of platinum and white gold stuff. Both of those metals are very trendy and "cool" these days so they tend to be quite expensive--more than similar things in other metals a lot of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oivind_dahle View Post
    ***?

    Does white gold also develop "patina! ???
    Everything develops "patina"!
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