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About Argentium Silver

 Argentium Sterling Silver is a new type of sterling silver that is highly tarnish resistant.   The benefits of argentium sterling silver are numerous.  Argentium is manufactured with a lower level of copper alloy, and replaced with a germanium alloy.  Copper is what causes tarnish to begin with - so decreasing the amount of copper in silver decreases the possibility of tarnish.  Argentium silver is made to a higher standard than traditional sterling silver and is guaranteed to be not less than 92.5% pure.  Argentium sterling also hardens to a greater degree than traditional sterling, providing an added benefit with your treasured jewelry creations.  If and when your Argentium Sterling treasure DOES tarnish - it can be cleaned using normal methods for traditional sterling.