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Our company was established in 1978. We began in jewellery / jewelry retail and as we grew, expanded into manufacturing to supply our own stores. Our manufacturing developed until we were supplying over 2000 retail stores Australia wide. We discovered there was no ideal method for joining jewellery / jewelry together in a retail store situation. This was a problem affecting both our business and our customers. Chris Curwood, owner of McCallum Gold, spent seven years inventing Link Lock as a solution to this problem. We are now beginning to supply Link Lock to the world market, giving everyone the opportunity to discover the advantages of using Link Lock to join jewellery / jewelry together.
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The Zamels family were supportive of Link Lock since its introduction. They had dedication and commitment to our product in their 120 stores Australia wide, advertising in various catalogues and utilizing the efficiency of their superbly arranged outlets. All of their staff are trained professionally and create a family atmosphere in each of their stores. Zamels was established in 1954 by Mr. and Mrs. Zamel and ran by 4 brothers: Adrian Zamel, Mark Zamel, Stephen Zamel and Joe Kertesz. We thank the Zamel family and all of their staff for supporting our product. We especially thank Stephen Zamel who has done more than we could have ever expected. They have been essential to the success of Link Lock in the Australian industry.
Why use Link Lock?
Link Lock is an Internationally patented self-closing jump ring that has proven to be the correct method for joining jewellery / jewelry together. Link Lock makes the retail store the expert and saves manufacturing jewellers / jewelrs trouble and time; finally small jobs ARE SMALL JOBS!
A Huge Success Link Lock has been used in Australia and New Zealand successfully for some time. In 2005 we supplied 778 000 units to the Australian and New Zealand markets alone. Link lock has been reported as a leading findings seller in these markets.
Simple to Use Link Lock is easier to install than a watch battery. It is as simple as fitting a non-soldered jump ring between two pieces of jewellery / jewelry, but is capable of replacing a soldered jump ring. To discover how a Link Lock is used go down to the "How to use Link Lock" section.
Strong and Safe Link Lock replaces a soldered joint yet is secured without having to actually solder. Link Lock can lift 50000 times its own weight in silver and gold. To view our "Link Lock super strength test" go to our "Link Lock testing / quality" section below.
Problems Link Lock Solves Some troubles we faced in our retail stores when soldering included: · Discoloring / discolouring · Acid stain · Enamel damage · Removing the lacquer used on some new jewellery / jewelry to protect its finish · Blowing hollow charms · Malfunctioning the spring on a lobster claw or parrot catch · Having the responsibility of keeping customers jewellery / jewelry on premises · Our sales staff taking too much time to complete paper work for repairs · Contacting out customers to pick up their jewellery / jewelry once repaired But the worst problem of all was the inconvenience to the customer having their jewellery / jewelry repaired. These problems completely disappeared as any of our sales staff could join two pieces of jewellery / jewelry together in one or two minutes with a Link Lock as professionally as a qualified jeweller / jewelr. Link Lock often produces a more professional join than a soldered joint; because in a ten-minute repair on the bench a lot of problems can occur. This is why our invention is so successful and has become one of the leading findings sellers in Australia and New Zealand.
The Success of Link Lock If you make the decision to use this product, we assure you that you will have the same success as we had. To our knowledge anyone that has used link lock still uses link lock. The amount of time, money and trouble jewellery / jewelry stores and manufacturing jewellers / jewelrs now save with link lock is too hard to ignore. Customer satisfaction and word of mouth makes successful business, so use Link Lock and make your customers happy customers.
How to use Link Lock
Attach your jewellery / jewelry the same as you would a jump ring.
Step 1 Holding your jewellery / jewelry press the two ends of the Link Lock together with a pair of pliers, to a closed position with the notch in the barrel.
Step 2 Using a pair of pliers push the flap down to permanently lock the Link Lock.
Your jewellery / jewelry is now securely joined together without using a solder joint.
Link Lock Testing / Quality
Engineer Laboratory Testing Our three major tests can be viewed below.
These three tests prove that our joiner invention, Link Lock, is far superior in comparison to any other method of joining jewellery / jewelry together. Before Link Lock no other fastly executed joint of jewellery / jewelry could perform well in these tests. This is why jewellery / jewelry still had to be soldered together.
Other Unsuccessful jewellery / jewelry Joining Methods Jewellery / jewelry that is wired together with a piece of gold wire in the form of an un soldered jump ring is not secure and this method should not be accepted. We tested un soldered jump rings with the same wire thickness as a Link Lock and a weight stress of only 500g in the wearing capacity test. After only ten hours of vibrating the jump ring opened up. This explains why so many people lose their jewellery / jewelry.
Technical Notes The closed 9ct gold Link Lock used in testing has a diameter from top to bottom of 5.5mm, weighs 0.104g and has a wire size of 0.90mm.
Twisting Strength Test
Our twisting strength test turns the Link Lock 180 degrees and no damage is evident.
Wearing Capacity Test
Our wearing capacity test proves our locking mechanism does not break under this vibrating test, which has 2kgs of pressured weight on it at all times. The time of constant vibration lasts from 50 to 60 hours before the top or the bottom of the link wears through and breaks.
Weight Strength Test
The Link Lock lifts more than 6kg in weight, which is more than 50000 times its own weight.
Suppliers: Connecting Link Lock With The World
McCallum Gold is associated with distributors world wide, who sell our products to local retailers and jewellers / jewelrs. If you are interested in finding out more or purchasing Link Lock and any of our other products, please see the category below that best applies to you.
Im A Member Of The Public
Link Lock is available from leading retailers across the world. If your jeweller / jewelr does not have Link Lock, tell them you would like to use it and give them our website, or print a brochure from our website for their reference. Help keep the worlds jewellery / jewelry safe, secure and strong. Use Link Lock.
Have your jewellery / jewelry safely attached in-store and save your precious time and money. If your jewellery / jewelry is delicate do not risk it being damaged by letting your jeweller / jeweler solder your precious investment. Remember; jewellery / jewelry is an expensive investment and should last a lifetime, make sure your investment stays secure, use Link Lock to attach it.
Do not except inferior methods for joining your jewellery / jewelry together especially a jump ring that has not been soldered. A jump ring is a commonly used link but is only safe when soldered shut. If there is currently an inferior joint holding your jewellery / jewelry together, have a Link Lock attached immediately and keep your investment safe.
Im A Retailer Or A Jeweller / Jeweler
Im A Wholesaler / Distributor
McCallum Gold Products: Bringing Innovation To Our Industry
Link Lock (Patents Granted World Wide)
Available Sizes: ---------------------- - No. 5 (5.5mm) - More sizes coming soon Available Metals: ------------------------- - Sterling Silver (925) - 9ct yellow gold - 9ct white gold - 9ct pink/rose gold - 14ct yellow gold - 18ct yellow gold (not available in all markets at this stage) Quotes / Prices: ----------------------- Available from a distributor in your country, register your interest through the "Suppliers" section above. If you are interested in being a distributor of Link Lock in your country click on the "Order System" section and then "I want to be a distributor". More Information: -------------------------- Go to the Link Lock sections above for information on this exciting new patented invention.
Link Lock / Lobster Claw (Parrot Catch)
Available Sizes: ---------------------- - No. 5 (5.5mm) / 10.0mm - No. 5 (5.5mm) / 11.5mm - No. 5 (5.5mm) / 13.5mm - More sizes coming soon Available Metals: ------------------------- - Sterling Silver (925) - 9ct yellow gold - 14ct yellow gold - 18ct yellow gold (not available in all markets at this stage) Quotes / Prices: ----------------------- Available from a distributor in your country, register your interest through the "Suppliers" section above. If you are interested in being a distributor of this product in your country go to our "Order System" section and then "I want to be a distributor". Information: ------------------ Link Lock / Lobster Claw (Parrot Catch) is a superior method for attaching a lobster claw / parrot catch to a chain or bracelet. Using a link lock makes you the expert. Link Lock saves your lobster claw / parrot catch from damage to its spring and allows for no carbon to build up internally on the workings of the lobster claw / parrot catch. Using this method guarantees that every lobster claw / parrot catch will work, you cant cause any damage whatsoever using Link Lock. The question to ask yourself is; would you take a Link Lock from a lobster claw / parrot catch, place a jump ring on it and solder it to make it secure? No, because Link Lock is more efficient and safe. So why buy a lobster claw / parrot catch with a jump ring when you can now buy one with a Link Lock. The spring wire from a lobster claw / parrot catch is completely useless when burnt for 4 seconds by a standard cigarette lighter, proving that the lobster claw / parrot catch cannot withstand the heat of soldering. This is why Link Lock is a superior product to use for joining lobster claws / parrot catchs to chains or bracelets. More Information: -------------------------- Go to the Link Lock section above for more information on the Link Lock element of this revolutionary combination.
McCallum Gold Order System: How Can We Help You?
This section is for our current and potential distributors / wholesalers. If you are not a distributor / wholesaler you can go to our Suppliers section above to register your interest or purchase our exciting new products. If you are a new distributor / wholesaler please go to "I want to be a distributor" before ordering.
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Thanking You and Best Wishes,
Simon Curwood. International Sales Manager, McCallum Gold, Australia. "jewellery / jewelry is too precious, use Link Lock."