As a kid I was interested in the Rock and Mineral industry and chemistry, I started growing Bismuth as a challenge from a jewellery store in a small Town of Picton, Ontario.
This slowly became a passion for me, I’ve dedicated my life to producing new and amazing items for the average person to be able to afford for high end home décor.
Bismuth is a brittle metal that is over 8 times rarer than silver, and half as rare as gold.
The Bismuth Smith works with this pure metal element, like a gold-smith would work with gold to make eye-catching and unique products. Bismuth is number 83 on the periodic table, it takes on an oxide layer that produces vibrant colors (similar to rust on iron, although far more beautiful) the colors are caused by a phenomenon called thin film interference.
Think of it like a soap bubble or oil on water, this oxide film layer is so thin that it breaks the light spectrum apart into colors. The visible light spectrum is 300 to 700 nanometers (less than 1000th of a human hair) on Bismuth, the transparent layer of oxide is the same diameter as a light wave, which results in it breaking apart the light into colors much like a prism does.
Properties: Bismuth crystalizes and expands upon solidification, so casts of the metal must be made hollow in order to prevent cracking, leaving a beautiful crystal structure.
Bismuth is the most diamagnetic natural material known; it is a super conductor at low temperatures and is electrically and thermally resistant at high temperatures.
Density: (as a solid) 9.78 grams per cm
Density: (as a liquid) 10.05 grams per cm
Melting temperatures: 520 F or 271 C
Uses: Bismuth is used in antacids, cosmetics, and as a substitute for lead in metal alloys, such as eco-friendly bullets and fishing sinkers.
There is a lot unknown about bismuth, but videos are out that I sponsor educating people.