What Are Tongs Used for in Jewelry Making?

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copper tongs

Tongs are needed to remove soldered items from the pickle. Copper tongs are needed if your pickle solution is sodium bicarbonate based (Sparex #2). Metal tongs of a metal other than copper will react with the pickle and contaminate the item being pickled.

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Megan Coward, Graduate Jeweler Gemologist, GIA, Graduate Gemologist

Megan Coward is a graduate of the GIA with Graduate Jeweler Gemologist and Graduate Gemologist accreditations. She has 20+ years in the retail jewelry industry in various roles including as a diamond buyer and gemstone appraiser.

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