Sold per plate 15x15cm , we now stock a range of quality Argentium silver products.
Both our Argentium wire and Argentium sheet can be cut to suit your exact requirements.
What is the difference between Argentium silver and sterling silver?
Sterling silver is a popular alloy in jewellery making, which comprises of a mixture of 92.5% pure silver with 7.5% made up of other alloys, usually copper.
Argentium however, contains a greater amount of pure silver depending on the grade (935 which contains 93.5% pure silver), with the remainder being made up of other alloys, such as a small amount of germanium.
This unique addition of germanium gives Argentium silver beneficial attributes such as fire stain resistance, improved durability and also a higher melting point, which translates to a higher annealing temperature and flow point.
Additionally, Argentium silver can be fused and welded much easier than sterling silver which means it is often favoured by metalsmiths, and it is also 7 times more tarnish resistant that sterling silver.
Argentium® Silver is a new kind of silver with outstanding properties:
- Argentium® Silver is the most tarnish-resistant silver available gaining huge popularity on the global market, Argentium successfully passes four critical tarnish tests to recreate the effects of pollution, perspiration, ultraviolet light and chlorine.
- Argentium® Silver has a beautiful natural lustre and is a bright white colour which eliminates the requirement for galvanic coating.
- Argentium® Silver can easily be age-hardened to offer extra strength, durability and scratch-resistance.
Argentium’s unique formulation gives fire-stain resistance – this means that plating is not required.
Argentium Silver is available as: sheet and wire and watch this space we expect to introduce granules soon
Argentium Silver gives clean and bright castings that are easy to finish to a beautiful lustre.
Argentium Silver has strength and durability and can be work hardened and heat-hardened.
A simple, low-temperature heat treatment can be applied to increase strength and durability.
Argentium Silver has greater ductility than traditional Sterling making it an excellent choice for forming applications.
No fire-stain and no need for plating means easy finishing – saving time and labour.
Fusing & welding
Argentium ability to be fused and welded opens opportunities for design and application.
Argentium Silver does not require harsh chemicals that is often required for silver production.