Continuum Sterling Silver
By Stuller Technical TeamContinuum sterling silver is by far the hardest sterling silver ever
developed by Stuller. It has over 95% precious metal content. It is
considered a European-friendly sterling silver, as it contains no nickel.
Invented and developed by Stuller with the intent to bring a value added
metal to jewelry market, this patent-pending sterling silver will
outperform other sterling silvers presently available on most of the
desired characteristics. Continuum has a much higher as-cast hardness
that allows setting of high quality stones in a sterling silver jewelry
product. The improved as-cast hardness and a much tighter grain size
allow a better finish that will last longer. It provides superior oxidizing
and tarnish resistance than other high tech sterling silver alloys. Its
potential reputation as the industry leader in temper and durability
alone could set it apart from the competition.
Continuum sterling silver mechanical properties fall between those of
14kt yellow Solid Gold and most other sterling silver alloys. It can be worked
at the bench with ease. Complex bezel setting and micro-pave set
stones can be set effortlessly in this new alloy. The high-end sterling
silver alloy can be used for casting, die striking and to produce mill
products. In addition, it is capable of exhibiting much needed reversible
hardness that can be used to make high quality earring clutch backs and
other jewelry components that require springiness.
Cold working considerations:
Investment Casting Recommendations:
Approximate Flask Temperatures (Range/Guideline):
Approximate Melt Temperatures:
We usually recommend a superheat of 100°F to 150°F above the melting point of the alloy.
Therefore the set temperature point in your casting machine should be:
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