how do i check if its platinum

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  1. STC

    STC Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Not sure of the best non-destructible test besides SG.
    $900 is a bit excessive, maby supply your own Pt & add $200 labour - that's what I have paid in the past.
    I have & love platinum rings, tuff & durable.
    I wish I bought that ringface that day so do a good job with it.

    My white gold objects are Rhodium plated & they look "plated" in so much of a way. Pt looks tough while precious & is more practical.

    14grams is a nice size
     
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    Away from this hell bent place
    That is still exy.
    Avg Manufacturing Jeweller earns $20 per hour.
    Australia: http://www.moving-to-australia.info/information-on-salary-australia/
    Australia (Michael Hill): http://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Employer=michael_hill_jewellers/Salary
    States: http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/331/Jeweler.html

    I can confirm about Michael Hill wages (In Brisbane). Even their casters were only getting about $25 per hour. :(
    Wallace Bishop is no better.

    Avg Independent is slightly above award wage.

    Quick file, sand, pickle, anneal and solder. Quick sand & polish.
    Most Jewellers do not alloy. They buy alloyed metals direct from JM, Ainslie, AJS, HOJ, et cetera.
     
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    $200 normally covers melt & alloy, labour & assay. That's fair I think, & I loose a little metal to shave n file. That's for a correctly sized original piece of art. Well worth it.
     
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