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Argentium Sterling Silver

                                                             and why you should want it in your silver jewelry pieces
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Do you have a beautiful Sterling Silver piece of jewelry just sitting in the jewelry box because it is tarnished?
Yikes, who likes that?
Even if you keep jewelry in plastic zip lock bags or anti-tarnish cloth when not worn do they still get tarnished?

Ring by Ring Designs uses a
 type of Sterling Silver, Argentium Sterling Silver that makes life easier.

To be called Sterling Silver, it must contain at least 92.5% silver. Usually, the balance of 7.5% is copper, added for strength. Peter Johns, of Argentium Silver Co. Ltd. in the United Kingdom, has helped develop a new Silver by adding Germanium and the results, Argentium Sterling Silver, is a Sterling Silver that is very tarnish resistant. Argentium is a registered trademark.

 

Anecdotal evidence suggests that people with sterling silver sensitivities do not have these with Argentium sterling. Prob ably because Copper has been removed. Side by side regular Sterling Silver and Argentium Silver look exactly alike.


Because we at Ring by Ring Designs do not like to always be polishing our pieces, we use Argentium Sterling Silver. We hope you will appreciate the difference too.

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