I Love Argentium Silver!

Let me start by saying I use only Argentium Silver in my silver designs and have for at least 3 years now.  There is an occasional small bit of sterling used once in a blue moon.

What is Argentium Silver, you ask?  It is considered to be sterling silver, which contains 7.5% copper and 92.5% pure silver.  Argentium silver, 960, is a high purity jewelry alloy silver composition (95.84 silver, balance copper), with the addition of germanium.  Germanium adds a white quality to the silver and possesses a high resistance to that unsightly tarnishing.  For those of us who make jewelry, Argentium has qualities in the workshop that make it wonderful to work with.  I won’t go into the details. Suffice it to say it makes a good outcome on a piece made with a torch much more probable.  So, it’s good for you, as the keeper of your one of a kind, handmade piece.  It’s good for me, the creator and the purveyor of beautiful silver pieces that need little to no cleaning.  Yay, win-win!

The cuff above is 1″ wide, made with Argentium Silver (sheet and wire) and crowned with a lovely 6mm green faceted peridot cabochon.

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