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