What if we told you there was a type of silver that didn’t tarnish, that shone brighter and whiter than platinum, and was stronger and more durable than Sterling Silver? A metal that won’t react with the chemicals in your hand cream or the alcohol gels and soaps we need to now constantly use?
A New Kind Of Silver
Argentium was created by a Master Silversmith in Middlesex University. He discovered by increasing the amount of pure silver, and adding a metal named germanium, he obtained a cleaner, whiter version of silver. With some interesting benefits.
Argentium Is Purer
Sterling Silver is 92.5% pure silver. Argentium is between 93.5-96.5% pure silver.
Argentium Is Brighter
The Germanium content of Argentium forms a self-healing, protective layer on the surface of the metal. This is brighter and whiter than platinum.
Argentium Is Hypoallergenic
People who are allergic to Sterling Silver are actually allergic to the copper content. The Germanium layer on the top of this metal will not cause any kind of reaction.
Argentium Is Stronger
While Sterling Silver is strong, Argentium is stronger. Pieces that have been heat treated are much harder to scratch, break or deform.
Argentium Is Tarnish Resistant
The self-healing, protective layer on the surface of Argentium slows the onset of tarnishing. Argentium has been specially formulated to be highly resistant to the effects of tarnishing agents (including pollution, perspiration and UV light).
Have A Look
Here are some of the pieces we make in Argentium Silver. Have a look!