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  • Dawn Meaden-Johnson

INSIDER Trade Tips : Polishing Platinum

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The properties of Platinum can make it a very difficult metal to polish, trade polisher Stephen M Goldsmith shares this quick tip with you.

Insider Tip...

  • Before polishing platinum, prepare it thoroughly by using Wet and Dry paper.

  • Start with grade 2000 and go up as far as you can - without this preparation you will just be polishing your scratches and making them shiny.

  • Once this is done use a cutting compound to polish with such as NIKKO compound, I recommend 1500 at the moment.

  • Finish off by using PT Platinum Polish (Blue compound).

Polishing Compound supplier: HS Walsh Ltd

Who shared this Tip?

This Tip of the Trade was generously shared by Stephen M Goldsmith an expert Master Polisher of over 40 years’ trade experience. Originally working for the Crown Jewellers Asprey & Garrard Stephen continues to work in the trade with well-known society jeweller Theo Fennell amongst others. He has Polished many historical and well known pieces of Jewellery and Silverware.

Want to learn more?

1-day one-to-one Polishing courses are available with Stephen M Goldsmith, email me for further information.

Best wishes

Dawn Meaden-Johnson

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