Post # 1
I came across it whilst researching precious metals for our vow renewal.
Apparently, it is supposed to be more tarnish resistant than regular 925 silver and argentium silver is 935 to 936 silver. It is also heavier.
I think I will likely just go with white gold for my hubby’s new ring. I bought him a tungsten band the first time and it is now dark grey with no shine. I don’t want that to happen again.
Tungsten requires special cleaning measures. I would rather just upgrade my husband’s ring.
Post # 3
Yup: it’s a relatively new silver alloy and definitely tarnishes significantly less than traditional sterling. I’ve worked with it quite afit (I make jewelry as a hobby) and have no complaints.
Post # 4
All argentium I’ve ever seen is also 92.5% silver. I have several argentium pieces that I’ve had for a year plus, and they’ve basically not tarnished at all.
However, most plain silver bands worn everyday shouldn’t tarnish because of skin oils and use and stuff. My father has a silver wedding band (that my grandmother made) and it has never tarnished. He’s worn it every day for over 45 years (she made it for him when he was in his late teens, and he wore it on his right hand until he married my mom) and it’s still in good shape.
Post # 5
Thanks for your professional opinion!
Maybe I will go with argentium silver after all. It looks just like white gold.
Post # 6
Skin oils actually will help tarnish silver, but worn jewelry still doesn’t tend to tarnish… the actual reason is because of the regular friction! One is constantly lightly polishing the silver pieces one wears, simply by wearing them.