Superior and more desirable.
We all know Sterling Silver quite well. It is been with us since ever but, what exactly is Argentium Silver, is that a new kind of silver?
Well, Argentium Silver, in a few words “Is a more superior and desirable type of silver than Sterling”. In fact, is the most significant development to silver that has happened in hundreds of years!
And how is that? It is a superior type of silver because it contains more pure silver than traditional Sterling silver beside a pinch of a “secret” ingredient, Germanium (metal). And because contain more pure silver and shines more than platinum and gold is more attractive. It is actually the whitest metal in existence. In fact, Agentium silver is even rated as a whited metal than rhodium, twice as white as the traditional Sterling silver. It is also boasting the longest lasting shine because it is tarnishresistant.
- But, why. Is it because contains a highest concentration in pure silver… because the Argentium … or because What? Because there is not purest silver than Fine silver!
True, but all of this is because the alloy. Let me tell you something.
All of this is Master Silversmith Peter John’s “fault “.
“ In 1990, Johns and his team of researchers at the School of Art and Design at Middlesex University in London were studying the effects of adding different amounts of an element called Germanium to silver alloys. The team was trying to figure out how to exclude fire-stain from silver, which would make silver more environmentally friendly, eliminating human exposure to hazardous chemicals. In his research, Johns found that Germanium also has the benefits of increased ductility, thermal and electrical resistance, heat-hardening properties, and tarnish resistance.”
Argentium silver 932 is about 7 times more tarnish resistant than sterling silver, while Argentium 960 is nearly 8 times more resistant.
Argentium silver is also harder and more durable than traditional sterling silver because of its specific alloy. This means that it is resistant to things that might otherwise damage traditional silver like scratches or bending. Some sterling silver pieces tend to get dented when worn often. Argentium silver’s durability avoids all of these potential damages.
It is pretty cool. Isn’t it!!
- And the best thing is. Not only looks better, it also “feels” better. We all know people with sensitive skin or with any kind of allergy, a friend, a relative or even ourselves. Argentium Silver is nickel-free, meaning jewellery pieces can be worn with no problems by those individuals with nickel allergies. I t is also hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Another important advantage to Argentium silver!
We are pleased to announce that WE ARE NOW OFFERING this special Argentium silver to our customers, with more pieces being added to our site in the future.
Have a look to our jewellery and if you see something that you like and it is not offered as Argentium silver simply drop us a mail requesting it. We will contact you as soon as possible with all the information you need.
Do you want to know more? Check these common questions below…
- Will Argentium Silver turn black like traditional Sterling silver?
While there is not such thing as completely tarnish-free silver, Argentium has been formulated to be highly resistant to the effects of tarnishing agents (including pollution, perspiration and UV light).
- What is the best way to care for Argentium Silver pieces?
Simply wipe them with a clean soft cloth or, for more intricate pieces, wash them in warm soapy water, then rinse and dry immediately. An occasional wipe with a clean silver polishing cloth will help maintin Argentium’s shine and lustre. Please do NOT use ‘dip’ polishes with Argentium Silver
As recommended for other precious metals, it is advisable to remove Argentium Silver jewelry before entering swimming pools/jacuzzis and before carrying out activities where jewelry could come into contact with chemicals.
- Does Argentium have the same 92.5% silver purity as traditional Sterling silver?
Argentium 935 Silver is always purer than traditional Sterling, with a minimum silver content of 93.5%.
- Can Argentium Silver pieces be resized and repaired?
Yes. Unlike traditional Sterling silver, Argentium does not require plating – it is therefore easier to resize and repair Argentium pieces.
- Is Argentium Silver responsible?
Yes. Argentium’s unique and superior properties reduce manufacturing time, labor and resources and Argentium is always made from ethically sourced silver.
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