How to combine joining techniques to achieve maximum holds
By Fabio Penuela
Soldering is an important part of what we do as bench jewelers. There are different degrees of difficulty when it comes to soldering, which is why some jewelers turn to laser welders. However, I’ve always found a laser weld to be a bit brittle and not as strong as I would like it to be, often requiring too much metal to make a strong join. Instead, I prefer solder joins, which I find to be strong, clean, and seamless.