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Daily Wire Tip Sept. 10: Argentium vs. Fine Silver
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
September 10, 2010
Are Argentium Silver and Fine Silver one and the same?
-Kathy in Des Plaines, Illinois
No, these terms describe two different products.
Argentium Silver is an alloy made of germanium (3%) and silver (97%) that is twice as strong as .925 sterling silver and tarnish resistant.
Fine silver is any silver that is .999 (99%) pure silver, and as such is a very soft product. Without the presence of alloys such as copper, fine silver will not tarnish.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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