Jewellers Solder – Bronze / Copper / Brass
Lengths of jewellers solder.
We offer Bronze, and Copper solder wires – with a better colour match than simply using Silver solder.
£2.00 – £6.50
Jewellers Solder - Bronze / Copper / Brass
This solder is intended for soldering metal pieces together for jewellery making - we sell brass, bronze, and copper solders.
It has a more colour accurate look than Silver solder when used for soldering copper alloys.
2022 update: We now source this solder from the UK.
These may be a slightly less convenient form for jewellers - eg 1.5MM rods rather than 1MM wire, it does work out cheaper and you get more solder for your money.
I have no idea why the foundry finds 60CM rods easier to manufacture, but - well, I'll stick with their recommendation!
Bronze Jewellers Solder
Our Bronze solder melts between 665-755C and should begin to flow around 690C. Sold as a 1.5MM rod, 60CM lengths.
This solder is comprised of 30% fine silver, 36% Copper, 32% Zinc and 2% Tin. Flux recommended; borax or Easy-flo are the recommended choices for a flux.
Copper Jewellers Solder
This Copper solder starts to melt between 710-770C with a flow point around 720C. It is composed of 92.2% Copper, 7.8% Phosphorus and is self-fluxing when used on Copper-Copper joints. If used on Copper alloys a seperate flux may be required and many of my customers swear by simple Borax.
Sold as a 1.5MM rod, new as of 10/22 - sold as 60CM lengths. A 60CM length weighs approximately 8.2 grams, which means you get more than double the amount of the older wire solder for the same price, and you don't have to buy as much!
The old copper solder was 90p per foot, or 90p per 1.9g approximately. The new solder is £1.25 for 4.1 grams - more than double the amount.
Brass Jewellers Solder
Our Brass solder melts between 660-710C and should begin to flow around 675C. This is still sold as a 0.8MM wire solder and is sold in 60CM lengths too.
This solder is comprised of 40% fine silver, 30% Copper, 28% Zinc and 2% Tin. Flux recommended; borax or Easy-flo are the recommended choices for a flux.
It can be done with propane, bi-fuel gases, etc. It may be possible with a micro Butane torch but I have not tried personally. I would highly recommend experimenting with various things - if you are having trouble soldering, try using a solder pick.
If you're having trouble make sure your joints are as tight as possible - tension closed ideally!
Make sure everything is clean, as Copper alloys love to take oils from your skin.
If in doubt, make it hotter, try a solder pick, and try some Borax.
It is not suitable for use with an electronics soldering iron as these do not create enough of a high temperature.
These are hard solders to cut, and we recommend either a piercing saw or a good pair of tin snips/aviation shears. I use a pair of brake cable cutters for a bike - obviously, I cut this solder daily!
While we sell this solder by length, you may receive several pieces totalling the length you ordered. This is purely to save on packaging and postage costs for you.
Frequently asked questions and delivery information
How do we grade stones?
There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.
How does our ordering and delivery process work?
You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.
I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.
How do international orders work?
After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.
I’d like to return my order for a refund.
No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.
What payment methods do you accept?
I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.