September 7, 2010

Argentium Silver....ya want some?

We are considering selling Argentium Silver  and are trying to get an idea of how folks feel about it.  We have noticed a gain in popularity and would like to get your feedback.  Please vote in the poll to the left.

What the heck is Argentium Silver?
Argentium silver, is highly tarnish resistant and does not firescale.  Germanium is the element that replaces the copper and seems to have a bleaching characteristic when alloyed.  Can you imagine the possibilities for using a metal that doesn't firescale?!

For us stampers, if using Argentium blanks, you would have to darken your designs/letters with ink or paint instead, but your pieces would not need polishing.
Please vote or leave us a comment.

Thanks!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes!! I am interested, and although I've never worked with it, I am anxious to try it. It's not always easy to find, so if Beaducation would carry it, that would be awesome. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I use Argentium wire for earring findings. It is great to not have to polish before wearing if they've sat in the jewelry box for a long time.

Beth said...

This is a great idea! Very interested!!!!!!

Nanette said...

Would Argentium be considered "hard", "half-hard" or "soft"?

When I have seen it for sale, there has been no differentiation.

Thanks

Nanette said...

Would Argentium be considered "hard", "half-hard" or "soft"?

When I have seen it for sale, there has been no differentiation.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yes! I would purchase. I was just googling Argentium silver for an alternative metal for stamping, but wasnt sure if it was suitable. Intersted in the process of blackening the letters!?