Talk:platinumsmith

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Hello Jeffrey,

You changed the description for ‘platinumsmith’.

I have made some changes and I started that ‘term’ on Wiktionary

- At one stage it was ‘the same as goldsmith’ which in wrong.

Perhaps we can put out our heads together and make a better page.

A platinumsmith, is a jeweller that needs many years of experience with the medium. The skill base is different to goldsmiting and silversmiting.

It may be a moot point but the skills needed are higher because the metal is more expensive and belongs to high end work…

The skill is based on making jewellery by hand through forging and assembling wrought parts, by fusing and soldering. It is not the same as a worker in platinum, who assembles mass-produced parts. That is a jewellery assembler, regardless.

I will make a comprehensive dedication to the ‘trade’ of platinumsmiting on my web page if that helps. I am updating my websites, but I can make that a priority.

My views will not be unusual for a platinumsmith.

Perhaps you would like to direct my input so it fits Wiki standards?.

I can also provide accreditation from other smiths

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Your entry is wrong, as it implies a ‘worker in platinum’ is a platinumsmith, however that might include a worker who spins wire to make platinum coils and he is not a platinumsmith. You state ‘especially’ one who makes jewellery, but it is specific trade within the realm of trades that create the ‘jeweller’ profession. It is a trade you can learn from a master platinumsmith through an apprenticeship, or through schooling after usual jewellery smithing techniques are mastered.

It is a specialised trade relating entirely to making jewellery by hand from a platinumsmith. A ‘goldsmith, can handle platinum, when they become experienced with the nuances of the metal. Silversmiting is too far removed to be comparable. That trade involved different tools, techniques and vastly different products.

Phillip

http://www.platinumsmith.com.au/