Andrew Geoghegan’s Genus ring might be made utilizing the 50% harder cast platinum alloy he has developed.
Andrew Geoghegan has as we speak introduced the development of a brand new platinum alloy stated to be 50% more arduous-carrying than common solid platinum used within the UK.
Geoghegan has spent a number of month researching, trialling and testing the steel, developing a new hardening course of. He will now use the platinum alloy, which maintains its 950 purity, for all of his cast rings. He says it presents elevated sturdiness, longevity and high quality.
He worked on the development of the alloy after noticing rare however recurring issues with the tensile strength in platinum cast pieces. His choice to use a tougher platinum alloy follows months of analysis and in depth testing at the Assay Office. Geoghegan has developed a hardening method that he says provides “consistently excellent results”.
He stated of the platinum alloy: “It has at all times been thought that platinum is tremendous robust in all jewellery applications. However in sure forms of jewellery the shortage of tensile power of standard forged metal can be problematic.
“We began to see a handful of returns in a single design however solely in platinum. This started an extended means of looking and testing until we have been joyful we had something quite unbelievable. We’re the one company in the UK utilizing this platinum for production and our exhaustive trials with hardening the steel has improved the alloy even further.”
Geoghegan currently works with 18ct gold and platinum to create a range of bridal, wedding and cocktail rings utilizing diamonds and coloured gem stones.
In 2012 Geoghegan created a hoop using suggestions and opinion from a ballot run on Fb, stated to be the “world’s first Facebook ring”.