"In my career I have mostly worked with lead-based enamels as I had the prejudice that lead-free enamels were less beautiful. After trying the enamels by W.G. Ball, I had to change my mind. These enamels are excellent, especially transparent colours, which are more resistant to prolonged firing. The enamels of W.G. Balls have good compatibility with other brands, including lead-based brands."
Our range of transparent Jewellery enamels are designed for use on tombac (gilding metal), copper, gold and silver. The guilloche pattern is a reproduction of a type of metal engraving that was popular at the turn of the 20th Century.
- The actual size of the blanks is 30mm
- The border is 1.3mm
- The depth of cut is 0.3mm
- The grade of silver is 950
- The copper blanks are a standard grade of copper.
The samples were prepared by wet packing, firing time 2 minutes at a temperature of 800° centigrade. The enamels are supplied in powder form, ground to pass a 60s mesh (250 micron) sieve. Colour descriptions are based on the fired trials on silver.